Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, 2019

Published: 31 July 2019

ID: G00388022

Analyst(s): Jami Mcabee, Philip Dawson , Nathan Hill


The infrastructure strategies Hype Cycle includes a number of infrastructure architectures including AI/ML, edge, IoT, hyperconverged and software-defined innovations, and also cloud and container-based delivery strategies that continue to disrupt as well as provide opportunities for I&O leaders.

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
    • Intelligent Infrastructure
    • Alternative Architectures (Non-x86)
    • Site Reliability Engineering
    • Application Monitoring and Protection
    • Service Mesh
    • Programmable Infrastructure
  • At the Peak
    • Serverless Infrastructure
    • Composable Infrastructure
    • Immutable Infrastructure
    • Edge Computing
    • Micro Operating Systems
    • SD Edge
    • Embedded Devices
    • Data Center Interconnection Fabric
    • Dynamic Optimization Technology
    • Hardware-Based Security
    • Hyperscale Computing
    • OS Containers
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Micro Data Centers
    • Software-Defined Compute
    • Desktop as a Service
    • Infrastructure SDS
    • Zero Trust Network Access (Software-Defined Perimeter)
    • Internet of Things
    • Cloud Application Virtualization
    • Hyperconvergence
    • Software-Defined Infrastructure
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Private Cloud Computing
    • Software-Defined Networking
    • In-Memory Computing
    • SD-WAN
    • Virtualization Software Licensing
    • Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Management Platforms
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Software-Defined Security
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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