Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for IT Service Continuity Management, 2014

Published: 10 September 2014

ID: G00263215

Analyst(s): John Morency , Pushan Rinnen , Carl Claunch


IT service continuity management is the consolidation of IT disaster recovery and high-availability management into a single cohesive management discipline. Despite its significant potential, however, many supporting technologies are still at a very early implementation maturity stage.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Web-Scale IT
    • Data Center Infrastructure
    • Virtualization and Cloud
    • Distributed Data Consistency and Integrity Management
    • Recovery Assurance and Orchestration Automation
    • Secure Hybrid Infrastructure
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Web-Scale Architecture
    • Web-Scale Operations
    • Workload Time and Location Shifting
    • Software-Defined Anything
    • Copy Data Management
    • Data Dependency Mapping Technology
    • Recovery Assurance
    • Web-Scale Development
    • DevOps
    • Application Release Automation
    • Software-Defined Storage
  • At the Peak
    • Cloud-Based Backup Services
    • Pace-Layered Application Strategy and ERP
    • Fabric-Based Computing
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Disaster Recovery Service-Level Management
    • IT DRM Exercising
    • Cloudbursting
    • Virtual Machine Resilience
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Services
    • Cloud Storage Gateway
    • IT Service Failover Automation for DR
    • Continuous Availability Architectures
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • Software-Defined Networks
    • Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
    • Private IaaS
    • Cloud-Based Security Services
    • Long-Distance Live VM Migration
    • IT Service Dependency Mapping
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Storage Multitenancy
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Hosted Virtual Desktops
    • Memory Overcommit
    • Integrated Systems: Infrastructure
    • Data Deduplication
    • Continuous Data Protection
    • IT DRM Insourcing
    • Bare-Metal Restore
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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