Abstract: Gartner consulting analyst observed that promising new technologies seem to go through a predictable pattern in the early stage. The pattern is positive hype and negative hype caused by high user expectations and disappointment occurred respectively. Existing research literature on hype-cycle fails to provide sufficient consideration for theoretical frame and empirical verification. This paper provides an empirical validation for the hype cycle. Many investigators are reported that cloud computing is disruptive or transformational technology. Hence for case study we have considered cloud computing deployment models, service models and sub-technologies. This paper presents the hype cycle of cloud computing technologies using news articles and compared with Gartner hype cycles. This paper also investigates the correlation between hype cycle and life cycle of cloud technologies.

Keywords: Cloud computing, Hype-cycle, Life cycle, Gartner hype-cycle.