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Hype Cycle for Web-Scale IT, 2015

Published: 17 July 2015

ID: G00277483

Analyst(s): Cameron Haight


Web-scale IT is no longer just for the large Web "unicorns" like Amazon, Google and Facebook. The reality is that many key elements are available for the enterprise — today. In this new Hype Cycle, we examine the key Web-scale elements that are making their way to enterprise IT.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Continuous Delivery
    • Web-Scale Operations
    • BYOS — Build Your Own Server
    • In-Memory Application Servers
    • OS Containers
    • Software-Defined Compute
    • Application Release Automation
    • Software-Defined Infrastructure
    • Web-Scale Development
    • Brite-Box Switching
    • Container Management
  • At the Peak
    • Open-Source Storage
    • Web-Scale Application Architecture
    • High-Temperature Servers
    • Microservices
    • Enterprise-Class Agile Development
    • In-Memory Computing
    • DevOps
    • Medium-Voltage AC (4,160-Volt) Distribution in the Data Center
    • Software-Defined Storage
    • Integrated UPS
    • Open Compute
    • Behavior-Driven Development
    • White-Box Switching
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Document Store Database Management Systems
    • Key-Value Database Management Systems
    • In-Memory DBMS
    • Big Data
    • High-Control Application PaaS (aPaaS)
    • Hadoop Distributions
    • Software-Defined Networks
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Data Center Container Solutions
    • In-Memory Data Grids
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Continuous Integration
    • Web-Oriented Architecture
    • Hot-Aisle and Cold-Aisle Containment
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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