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Hype Cycle for Compute Infrastructure, 2020

Published: 08 July 2020

ID: G00448100

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


While AI, cloud and security remain hyped, COVID-19 instantly changed the priorities for I&O. For I&O leaders, this means urgently supporting the new imperatives around remote work and cost reduction while continuing to enable cloud, security and AI.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Confidential Computing
    • FACs (NextGen SmartNICs)
    • IT/OT Hybrid Servers
    • Next-Generation Interconnects
    • Neuromorphic Hardware
    • dHCI
    • Cloud Tethered Compute
    • Computational Storage
  • At the Peak
    • Deep Neural Network ASICs
    • NVMe-oF
    • Quantum Computing
    • Immutable Infrastructure
    • Serverless Infrastructure
    • Infrastructure Automation
    • Container Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Composable Infrastructure
    • Micro Operating Systems
    • Edge Servers
    • Next-Generation Memory
    • FPGA Accelerators
    • OS Containers
    • ARM Servers
    • Hardware-Based Security
    • Persistent Memory DIMMs
    • Hyperconvergence
  • Climbing the Slope
    • In-Memory Computing
    • Server-Side Client Graphics
    • Cloud Computing
  • Entering the Plateau
    • GPU Accelerators
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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