Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Business Continuity Management and IT Resilience, 2017

Published: 02 August 2017

ID: G00315161

Analyst(s): Roberta Witty , Mark Jaggers , John Morency


Cyberattacks and digital business are the main drivers of the organizational move toward business/operational resilience. Business continuity management, risk management and IT professionals can use this Hype Cycle to target solutions that fulfill their recovery, 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
    • Management Software-Defined Storage
    • Serverless Infrastructure
    • Cloud Data Backup
    • OS Containers
  • At the Peak
    • Geospatial Platform
    • IMC-Enabled Hyperscale Application Architecture
    • Container Management
    • IT Resilience Orchestration (IT RO)
    • Software-Defined Perimeter
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Software-Defined Anything (SDx)
    • Software-Defined Data Center
    • Software-Defined Infrastructure
    • Mobile Satellite Services
    • IT Vendor Risk Management
    • IT Service Dependency Mapping
    • Operational Technology Security
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Long-Distance Live VM Migration
    • Secure Web Gateways
    • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
    • Workforce Resilience
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Crisis/Emergency Management Platforms
    • Hazard Risk Analysis and Communication Services
    • Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
    • BCM Program Solutions
    • Ka Band Satellite Communications
    • Humanitarian Disaster Relief
    • Emergency/Mass Notification Services
    • IT Service Alerting Tools
    • Load Forecasting
    • Continuous Data Protection
    • Outage Management Systems
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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