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Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2016

Published: 03 August 2016


Cloud computing hype continues. Cloud use cases highlight the maturing of the market and the value of cloud computing. This Hype Cycle outlines for IT leaders the technologies in mainstream use as well as technologies that will become the foundation for the future benefits of cloud computing.

Included in Full Research

  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Immutable Infrastructure
    • Function PaaS
    • Serverless Platforms
    • Subtenancy
    • Integrated IaaS and PaaS
    • API Economy
    • Cloud/Client Computing
    • Hyperscale Computing
    • IoT Platform
  • At the Peak
    • Cloud Marketplaces
    • Container Management
    • Web-Scale Application Architecture
    • Business Process as a Service (BPaaS)
    • Hybrid IT
    • Internal Cloud Service Brokerage
    • Software-Defined Anything (SDx)
    • Public Cloud SaaS Operational ERP
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Cloud Office
    • Private PaaS
    • Cloud Service Brokerage
    • Enterprise Integration PaaS (iPaaS)
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • Public Cloud SaaS Administrative ERP
    • Private Cloud Computing
    • Cloudbursting
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Private IaaS
    • Cloud Security Assessments
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Cloud Migration Tools
    • Cloud Computing
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Application PaaS (aPaaS)
    • Cloud-Testing Tools and Services
    • Database Platform as a Service
    • IaaS+
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Cloud/Web Platforms
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Sales Force Automation SaaS
    • Virtualization
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels


David Smith Ed Anderson

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