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Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, 2017

Published: 28 July 2017

ID: G00313602

Analyst(s): Nathan Hill , Philip Dawson

Summary

The infrastructure strategies Hype Cycle now includes edge computing, bimodal Mode 1/Mode 2 infrastructure, Internet of Things, software-defined anything, cloud- and container-based delivery, and virtualization with hypervisors. Infrastructure and operations leaders should expect disruptions.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Edge Supercomputing
    • Edge Gateways
    • Data Center Interconnect Fabric
    • Dynamic Optimization Technology
    • Immutable Infrastructure
    • Management Software-Defined Storage
    • Serverless Infrastructure
    • ADCaaS
    • Composable Infrastructure
    • IoT Business Solutions
    • Hardware-Based Security
    • Embedded Devices
    • Hyperscale Processing
    • Micro Operating Systems
    • OS Containers
  • At the Peak
    • Edge Computing
    • Hyperscale Computing
    • IoT Platform
    • Cloud Application Virtualization
    • Container Management
    • IoT Edge Architecture
    • Machine Learning
    • Robotic Process Automation Offerings (Gateway Technology Services)
    • Software-Defined Compute
    • Software-Defined Perimeter
    • Internet of Things
    • Micro Data Centers
    • Infrastructure SDS
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Software-Defined Anything (SDx)
    • Software-Defined Data Center
    • Software-Defined Infrastructure
    • Server-Side Client Graphics
    • Software-Defined Security
    • Private Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Open-Source Cloud Infrastructure Framework
    • In-Memory Computing
    • Software-Defined Networking
  • Climbing the Slope
    • V2P Server Management
    • Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
    • Virtualization Software Licensing
  • Entering the Plateau
    • IT Infrastructure Utility
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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