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Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2017

Published: 01 August 2017

ID: G00315206

Analyst(s): Ed Anderson , David Smith


Cloud computing has reached the Slope of Enlightenment. The next waves of technologies building on this approach are emerging and climbing to the peak. This Hype Cycle outlines the range of technologies in mainstream use and those that will become the foundation for the future of cloud computing.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Blockchain PaaS
    • Digital Applications
    • Immutable Infrastructure
    • Multicloud
    • Serverless PaaS
    • Subtenancy
  • At the Peak
    • Digital Business Platform
    • Edge Computing
    • Hyperscale Computing
    • API Economy
    • IoT Platform
    • Business Process as a Service (BPaaS)
    • Container Management
    • Function PaaS (fPaaS)
    • Machine Learning
    • Cloud Marketplaces
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Internal Cloud Service Brokerage
    • Hybrid IT
    • Software-Defined Anything (SDx)
    • Cloud Service Brokerage
    • Cloud Office
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • iPaaS
    • Private PaaS
    • Cloudbursting
    • Integrated IaaS and PaaS
    • Private Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Management Platforms
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Application PaaS
    • Public Cloud SaaS Administrative ERP
    • Cloud-Testing Tools and Services
    • Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Security Assessments
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • IaaS+
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Database Platform as a Service
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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