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Hype Cycle for Server Technologies, 2015

Published: 21 July 2015

ID: G00277364

Analyst(s): George J. Weiss, Mike Chuba


This Hype Cycle report evaluates 30 server technologies in terms of their business impact, adoption rate and maturity level to help users decide where and when to invest.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Redfish Specification
    • Micro Operating Systems
    • BYOS — Build Your Own Server
    • Neural Network Silicon (Formerly Machine Learning Server Hardware)
    • Silicon Photonics
    • OS Containers
    • Quantum Computing
    • Software-Defined Compute
    • Instruction Set Virtualization
  • At the Peak
    • Integrated Systems: Hyperconvergence
    • Scale-Up x86 Servers
    • High-Temperature Servers
    • Server-Side Client Graphics
    • Disaggregated Systems (Formerly Called Fabric-Based Computers)
    • Open Compute
    • Server Digital Power Module Management
    • Integrated Systems: Stack
    • Scale-Out In-Memory Computing Enabling Servers
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Processor Emulation
    • High-Density Racks (>100 kW)
    • V2P Server Management
    • Extreme Low-Energy Servers
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Data Center Container Solutions
    • Server (Life Cycle) Automation
    • Multinode Servers
    • Advanced Server Energy Monitoring Tools
    • Shared OS Virtualization (Nonmainframe)
    • Integrated Systems: Infrastructure
    • Server Virtual I/O
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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