Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Business Continuity Management and IT Disaster Recovery Management, 2015

Published: 15 July 2015

ID: G00277135

Analyst(s): John Morency, Roberta Witty


The increase in and growing impact of business disruptions is changing the continuity conversation from recovery to resilience, and are making crisis management standard operating procedure. Business continuity professionals should use this Hype Cycle to target solutions that can fulfill this need.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Spatially Enabled Government Services
    • Data Dependency Mapping Technology
    • Geospatial Platform
    • Recovery Assurance
    • Copy Data Management
  • At the Peak
    • Cloud-Based Backup Services
    • WAN Optimization as a Service
    • Disaster Recovery Service-Level Management
    • IT DRM Exercising
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Mobile Satellite Services
    • Cloud Migration Tools
    • Disaster Recovery as a Service
    • IT Service Failover Automation for DR
    • IT Vendor Risk Management
    • Cloud Storage Gateway
    • Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
    • IT Service Dependency Mapping
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Workforce Resilience
    • Hazard Risk Analysis and Communication Services
    • Humanitarian Disaster Relief
  • Climbing the Slope
    • BCM Planning Solutions
    • Crisis/Incident Management Software
    • Ka Band Satellite Communications
    • BCM Methodologies, Standards and Frameworks
    • Emergency/Mass Notification Services
    • Appliance-Based Replication
    • Hosted Virtual Desktops
    • Data Deduplication
    • Continuous Data Protection
    • Load Forecasting
    • Outage Management Systems
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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