Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2018

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Cloud Technology: What's Real? What's Not?

When new technologies make bold promises, how do you discern the hype from what’s commercially viable? Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities. With Hype Cycles, you'll learn how a technology or application will evolve over time, providing a sound source of insight to manage its deployment within the context of your specific business goals.

Today, "cloud first" is becoming a common approach among enterprises, as cloud adoption becomes mainstream and includes support for production applications and mission-critical workloads. For many organizations assessing their expected return on technology investments, the time for cloud is now.

What You'll Learn:

  • How to leverage the growing capabilities of cloud computing with guidance by the industry's top analysts for each technology.
  • Essential performance summaries, forecasts, and recommendations for 41 cloud technologies in the industry.
  • How to choose between vendors and what to keep in mind while assessing the capabilities of cloud service providers.

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