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Hype Cycle for Compute Infrastructure, 2019

Published: 26 July 2019

ID: G00369612

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


Maturation in hyperconvergence and next-generation memory, as well as continued hype for OS containers, is among the key 2019 trends in compute infrastructure. Infrastructure and operations leaders can use these profiles of 30 emerging compute innovations to plan future data center infrastructures.

Table Of Contents


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

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