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Hype Cycle for I&O Automation, 2017

Published: 17 July 2017

ID: G00313857

Analyst(s): Terrence Cosgrove

Summary

The IT automation space continues to evolve as new technologies emerge and other technologies converge, creating confusion. I&O leaders should proactively identify the correct automation technologies for their specific goals and objectives as part of a purposeful strategic initiative.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Self-Organizing Automated DCs
    • Network Configuration Automation
    • Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) Platforms
    • DevOps Toolchain Orchestration
    • Continuous Delivery
    • DevOps Toolchain
    • Heuristic Automation
    • IT Service Orchestration
    • Management Software-Defined Storage
    • Intent-Based Networking
    • Composable Infrastructure
  • At the Peak
    • Application Release Automation
    • Intelligent Automation for Infrastructure Managed Services
    • Virtual Network Configuration Automation
    • Container Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Continuous Configuration Automation
    • DevOps
    • DevSecOps
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • COBIT
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Configuration Auditing
    • Network Configuration and Change Management Tools
  • Climbing the Slope
    • IT Process Automation Tools
    • ITIL
    • Cloud Migration Tools
    • Server (Life Cycle) Automation
    • IT Workload Automation
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Patch Management
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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