Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Compute Infrastructure, 2018

Published: 19 July 2018

ID: G00340106

Analyst(s): Daniel Bowers , Chirag Dekate , Martin Reynolds

Summary

Advances in the maturity of hyperconverged and OS containers are among the key 2018 trends affecting compute infrastructure on-premises and in the cloud. Here, we describe the maturity and benefits of 28 compute innovations to enable infrastructure and operations leaders to decide which to deploy.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Edge Supercomputing
    • ML-Augmented DCs
    • Redfish Specification
    • Neuromorphic Hardware
    • Quantum Computing
    • Serverless Infrastructure
    • Composable Infrastructure
  • At the Peak
    • Deep Neural Network ASICs
    • Micro Operating Systems
    • Next-Generation Memory
    • Container Management
    • Hyperconverged Infrastructure
    • OS Containers
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Edge Servers
    • FPGA Accelerators
    • In-Memory Integrated Stack
    • Software-Defined Compute
    • Hyperconverged Integrated Systems
    • Scale-Up In-Memory
    • ARM Servers
    • Server-Side Client Graphics
    • Solid-State DIMMs
    • Hybrid DIMMs
    • Scale-Out In-Memory
    • OpenPOWER
  • Climbing the Slope
    • In-Memory Computing
  • Entering the Plateau
    • GPU Accelerators
    • Server (Life Cycle) Automation
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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