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Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, 2018

Published: 17 July 2018

ID: G00340333

Analyst(s): Nathan Hill , Philip Dawson


The infrastructure strategies Hype Cycle now includes a number of edge, bimodal and software-defined innovations, as well as cloud- and container-based delivery strategies. Infrastructure and operations leaders should expect continuing disruption.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Edge Data Fabric
    • Service Mesh
    • Edge Supercomputing
    • Cloud to Edge Development Support
    • Dynamic Optimization Technology
    • Edge Gateways
    • Management Software-Defined Storage
    • Immutable Infrastructure
    • SD Edge
    • Serverless Infrastructure
    • Composable Infrastructure
  • At the Peak
    • Hyperscale Processing
    • Micro Operating Systems
    • Data Center Interconnection Fabric
    • Edge Computing
    • Embedded Devices
    • Hyperscale Computing
    • Hardware-Based Security
    • Container Management
    • IoT Platform
    • Hyperconverged Infrastructure
    • OS Containers
    • IoT Edge Architecture
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • ADCaaS
    • Infrastructure SDS
    • Software-Defined Compute
    • Software-Defined Perimeter
    • Internet of Things
    • Micro Data Centers
    • Desktop as a Service
    • Cloud Application Virtualization
    • Software-Defined Infrastructure
    • Server-Side Client Graphics
    • Private Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Software-Defined Security
  • Climbing the Slope
    • In-Memory Computing
    • SD-WAN (Products)
    • Software-Defined Networking
    • Virtualization Software Licensing
  • Entering the Plateau
    • IT Infrastructure Utility
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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