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Hype Cycle for Compute Infrastructure, 2016

Published: 01 July 2016

ID: G00290213

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


This Hype Cycle report evaluates 30 server-based infrastructure 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
    • Next-Generation Memory
    • Silicon Photonics
    • BYOS — Build Your Own Server
    • Neural Network Silicon
    • Quantum Computing
    • OS Containers
    • Serverless Infrastructure
    • Composable Infrastructure
    • Micro Operating Systems
  • At the Peak
    • Software-Defined Compute
    • High-Temperature Servers
    • In-Memory Integrated Stack
    • Integrated Systems: Hyperconvergence
    • Disaggregated Systems
    • Open Compute
    • Server Digital Power Module Management
    • Scale-Up Servers
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • High-Density Racks (>100 kW)
    • Server-Side Client Graphics
    • Scale-Out/Scale-Up In-Memory
    • Integrated Systems: Stack
    • ARM Servers
    • OpenPOWER
    • V2P Server Management
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Data Center Container Solutions
    • Server (Life Cycle) Automation
    • Multinode Servers
    • Advanced Server Energy Monitoring Tools
    • Shared OS Virtualization (Nonmainframe)
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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