Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for I&O Automation, 2016

Published: 06 July 2016

ID: G00304147

Analyst(s): Robert Naegle


The array of automation technologies in the IT market continues to expand, creating increased confusion. I&O leaders should proactively identify the correct automation technologies for their specific goals and objectives as part of an intentional strategic initiative.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • DevOps Toolchain Orchestration
    • Network Configuration Automation
    • OpenConfig
    • Algorithmic IT Operations (AIOps) Platforms
    • Continuous Delivery
    • IT Service Orchestration
    • Management SDS
    • Composable Infrastructure
    • Heuristic Automation
    • Unified Endpoint Management
    • Application Release Automation
    • Virtual Network Configuration Automation
  • At the Peak
    • Container Management
    • Continuous Configuration Automation
    • DevOps
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • COBIT
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • IT Workload Automation
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Configuration Auditing
    • Network Configuration and Change Management Tools
    • Cloud Migration Tools
    • IT Process Automation Tools
    • Enterprise Mobility Management Suites
  • Climbing the Slope
    • ITIL
    • Patch Management
    • Server (Life Cycle) Automation
    • bpmPaaS
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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