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Hype Cycle for Compute Infrastructure, 2018

Published: 19 July 2018

ID: G00340106

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


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


  • 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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