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  • editor's comments:- April 2014 - There's competition in the market report business - just as there is for storage products. Gartner is listed in our SSD analysts directory and the much larger storage analysts directory - where you'll find many other companies which also offer storage market data services.

90% of the enterprise SSD companies which you know have no good reasons to survive.
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"Gartner 's Magic Quadrant for all-flash storage arrays is based on criteria that hamstring vendors and reduce customer choice...

"In talking to senior executives at several storage vendors, I've discovered that these frankly stupid criteria are not just keeping products off the Magic Quadrant, but also keeping more flexible products off the market."
Howard Marks in his blog - Gartner All-Flash Array Magic Quadrant: A Bad Influence (June 2015)
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When you read something about the SSD market which you didn't know before - or which seems to contradict something which you previously held as a working hypothesis - what do you do next?
can you trust SSD market data?