Summer is coming to a close, which means it’s horse racing season in Saratoga Springs, NY. This past week, I was lucky enough to visit the track at Saratoga for an event hosted by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Being my first time at a race, I had planned on making some small bets but nothing serious’ that was until I saw Orchestration running in the 4th race, but more on that later. First, let’s talk about another horse race…. that’s right, it’s also hype cycle season from the analysts at Gartner.
In 2021, Morpheus Data is highlighted in 8 different Hype Cycle reports! If you are not familiar with the model, ‘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.’ Each report will touch on a dozen or more technology categories and their relative ‘hype’ within a broader landscape such as Automation or Infrastructure.
The classic category where Gartner places Morpheus in is ‘Cloud Management Platforms’. We are thrilled that Gartner named Morpheus a CMP Leader for 2 years and even more excited that Morpheus was the top-ranked vendor in the CMP Critical Capabilities report. However, we’ve never seen it as a perfect fit, and even Gartner hit pause this year on CMP analysis as they saw cloud and container management converging with other automation categories.
Looking at the hype cycle reports, you get a sense of how noisy this market is. Here are descriptions from a few that featured hybrid cloud management as a key technology and Morpheus as a representative vendor. Gartner subscribers can link through for the full reports.
I’ve picked these because we’ve noticed a pattern amongst the several hundred enterprises that we work with, all looking for self-service as part of agile infrastructure initiatives. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 75% of enterprises will build self-service infrastructure platforms to enable rapid innovation, up from 15% today. For fun, I made a custom hype cycle with a view around self-service, pulling from the actual Gartner data and placements for these categories in 2021. It shows several ops-oriented technologies just hitting their stride alongside developer-oriented domains falling into the ‘trough of disillusionment’.
Morpheus was born as a self-service DevOps platform and built by practitioners for their own use in messy heterogeneous environments. As a result, it doesn’t fit neatly into a traditional category’ but that’s also why it’s the perfect fit to unify the orchestration of the people, process, tools, and technology stacks found in the modern enterprise. The secret is bridging the gap between IT Ops, Developers, Security, and Finance teams. You should grab time with one of our unified orchestration experts for a demo and discussion about your challenges.
Speaking of Orchestration’ as the pack came around the last turn at Saratoga, I couldn’t help screaming ‘go Orchestration!’ at the top of my lungs as I watched him stretch his legs and overtake the lead for the win.
 How to Build Agile Infrastructure Platforms That Enable Rapid Product Innovation, Gartner Inc., Dec 2020, Manjunath Bhat, Dennis Smith