Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Business Continuity Management and IT Resilience, 2016

Published: 02 August 2016

ID: G00290003

Analyst(s): John Morency , Michael Warrilow , Roberta Witty


Digital business, 24/7 operations, cyberattacks and more business disruptions are switching the conversation from recovery to resilience. Business continuity and IT professionals can use this Hype Cycle to target solutions that fulfill their availability and resilience needs.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Web-Scale Operations
    • Continuous Delivery
    • Immutable Infrastructure
    • Spatial Computing
    • Cloud Data Backup
    • IT Service Orchestration
    • Management SDS
    • OS Containers
    • Serverless Infrastructure
    • Geospatial Platform
  • At the Peak
    • Container Management
    • Recovery Assurance
    • Software-Defined Perimeter
    • Web-Scale Application Architecture
    • Software-Defined Data Center
    • Software-Defined Infrastructure
    • Software-Defined Anything (SDx)
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Mobile Satellite Services
    • Virtual Machine Resilience
    • IT Vendor Risk Management
    • Operational Technology Security
    • IT Service Dependency Mapping
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
    • IT Service Failover Automation for DR
    • Long-Distance Live VM Migration
    • Disaster Recovery as a Service
    • Cloud Migration Tools
    • Secure Web Gateways
    • Workforce Resilience
    • Hazard Risk Analysis and Communication Services
  • Climbing the Slope
    • BCM Planning Solutions
    • Crisis/Incident Management Platforms
    • Humanitarian Disaster Relief
    • Ka Band Satellite Communications
    • Emergency/Mass Notification Services
    • IT Service Alerting
    • Load Forecasting
    • Continuous Data Protection
    • Outage Management Systems
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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