9 Most Overhyped or Under-Appreciated Cloud Technologies

Some technologies are getting ridiculous praise, and others don't get enough love. Find out which are which in Enterprise Cloud News' latest special report.

Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading

July 10, 2017

2 Min Read
9 Most Overhyped or Under-Appreciated Cloud Technologies

Cloud technology gets burned by two kinds of hype: too much, and not enough.

On the one hand, you have exaggerated claims made for some cloud technologies. If you believe the evangelists, they'll drive your costs down to zero, revenues up to infinity, whiten your teeth, reverse baldness, and make the dog stop smelling so bad.

On the other hand, some technologies don't get enough love. These are workhorses that can deliver real cost and revenue benefits, but they're not getting talked about a lot.

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For our latest special report, Enterprise Cloud News surveyed the field, talked with enterprise practitioners and industry experts, and identified nine technologies that are either overhyped or under-appreciated. The technologies include hybrid cloud, security threats, containers, and more. But which falls in which category? Read the report to find out:

OVERRATED/UNDERRATED: 9 Cloud Technologies That are Under-Appreciated or Overhyped

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About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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