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Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2018


Cloud computing has reached the Slope of Enlightenment. The next waves of technologies building on cloud are emerging and climbing to the Peak of Inflated Expectations. This document outlines the cloud-related technologies in use and those that will become the foundation for the future of computing.

Published: 31 July 2018

ID: G00340420

Analyst(s): David Smith Ed Anderson

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
    • Blockchain PaaS
    • Cloud to Edge Development Support
    • Serverless PaaS
    • Cloud Tethering
    • Immutable Infrastructure
  • At the Peak
    • Edge Computing
    • Hyperscale Computing
    • Cloud Managed Services
    • Cloud Service Expense Management
    • Multicloud
    • Container Management
    • IoT Platform
    • Machine Learning
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • API Economy
    • Cloud-Native Application Architecture
    • Hybrid IT
    • Cloud Marketplaces
    • Cloud Networking
    • Software-Defined Infrastructure
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Service Brokerage
    • Cloudbursting
    • Private Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Management Platforms
    • Cloud Migration
    • Integrated IaaS and PaaS
    • Cloud Center of Excellence
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Cloud Office
    • iPaaS
    • Private PaaS
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • SaaS Administrative ERP
    • Application PaaS
    • Cloud Computing
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • Cloud-Testing Tools and Services
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Cloud Security Assessments
  • Entering the Plateau
    • IaaS+
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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