Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2014

Published: 24 July 2014

ID: G00263850

Analyst(s): David Smith


Cloud computing continues to be one of the most hyped subjects in IT, but it is becoming more and more an integral concept in IT overall. This research looks at the different aspects of cloud computing and where the technologies are on Gartner's Hype Cycle.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Web-Scale Architecture
    • Cloud Integrated Infrastructure Services (CIIS)
    • Cloud MDM Hub Services
    • Specialist Cloud Service Brokerages
    • Cloud/Client Computing
    • Software-Defined Anything
    • Customization Brokerage
    • Cloud IMDG Services
    • DevOps
    • Container Frameworks
    • Internal CSB
  • At the Peak
    • Hybrid IT
    • Private PaaS
    • Cloud API Management
    • Cloud Security Standards
    • ADLM PaaS
    • Enterprise Integration PaaS (iPaaS)
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Cloudbursting
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • Cloud Service Brokerage
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Application PaaS (aPaaS)
    • Big Data
    • Cloud BPM
    • Cloud Testing Tools and Service
    • Database Platform as a Service
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • IaaS+
    • Personal Cloud
    • Private Cloud Computing
    • Private IaaS
    • Cloud-Based Security Services
    • Real-Time Infrastructure
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Cloud Office Systems
    • Cloud Computing
    • Cloud/Web Platforms
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Browser Client OS
    • Enterprise Cloud Email
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Integration Brokerage
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Sales Force Automation SaaS
    • Virtualization
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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