Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for IT Service Continuity Management, 2015

Published: 28 July 2015

ID: G00277195

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


IT service continuity management comprises the consolidation of IT disaster recovery and high-availability management into a single cohesive management discipline. It is becoming the IT operations foundation for business resilience.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Web-Scale Operations
    • OS Containers
    • SQL Load Balancing
    • Data Dependency Mapping Technology
    • Application Release Automation
    • Container Management
    • Recovery Assurance
    • Software-Defined Data Center
    • Copy Data Management
    • Software-Defined Anything (SDx)
  • At the Peak
    • Web-Scale Application Architecture
    • Cloud-Based Backup Services
    • Pace-Layered Application Strategy and ERP
    • DevOps
    • Software-Defined Storage
    • Disaggregated Systems (Formerly Called Fabric-Based Computers)
    • Disaster Recovery Service-Level Management
    • IT DRM Exercising
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloudbursting
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Virtual Machine Resilience
    • Cloud Access Security Brokers
    • Cloud Migration Tools
    • Disaster Recovery as a Service
    • IT Service Failover Automation for DR
    • Long-Distance Live VM Migration
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Storage Gateway
    • Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
    • IT Service Dependency Mapping
    • Private IaaS
    • Software-Defined Networks
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Storage Multitenancy
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Hosted Virtual Desktops
    • Integrated Systems: Infrastructure
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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