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There's one kind of market research report which you won't find listed on the website of any storage market report vendor - and that's a directory of all the other market research companies they compete with!

Here's the mouse site's list - which includes...
  • Storage Clairvoyants - predict the future,
  • Terabyte Talliers - tell you what's already happened
  • SoothSayers - make your PR sound more credible...
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storage market research companies list

Aberdeen Group

ABI Research

ACSL - (StorageSearch.com)

AMI-Partners

Analysys

BCC

Burton Group

Carmel Group

Coughlin Associates

Customer Respect Group

Databeans

DCIG

Dell'Oro Group

Demartek

DISK/TREND

DRAMeXchange

Enterprise Strategy Group

Evaluator Group

Forrester Research

Forward Insights

Frost & Sullivan

Gartner

Harris Interactive

Horison

Hurwitz & Associates

IDC

Illuminata

IMEX Research

Infiniti Research

Infonetics Research

INPUT

InQuest Market Research

In-Stat

IP-nest

iSuppli

IT Brand Pulse

ITSMA

King Research

Macarthur Stroud International

Mesabi Group

Millward Brown IntelliQuest

Multimedia Research Group

NPD Group

Objective Analysis

Osterman Research

Parks Associates

Peripheral Concepts

PriceG2

Research and Markets

Ridge Partners

Ridgetop Research

Robert Frances Group

Sageza

Semico Research

Silverton Consulting

Simon Management Group

StorageIO

StorageNewsletter

Storage Strategies NOW

Strategy Analytics

Strategic Research

Synergy Research Group

Taneja Group

Techtel

Techno Systems Research

The451

The Diffusion Group

TheInfoPro

The Linley Group

The Spur Group

THINKstrategies

The Yankee Group

TrendFocus

VDC

Web-Feet Research

Westwood Marketing

Yole Developments

ZapThink


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"Every year I learn 2 new important new ideas about SSDs. But every year I also have to remember to forget or discard 1 old idea which was vital to know before – because it's no longer useful, valid or true." - Zsolt Kerekes, editor - what changed in 2013?
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Storage ORGs
SSD market history
SSD Market Analysts
SSD training and education
acquisitions in the SSD market
Can you trust SSD market data?
Hostage to the Fortunes of SSD
what changed in SSD year 2013?
Branding Strategies in the SSD Market
top 20 SSD companies - quarterly reports since 2007
PR Agencies - which are "Editor Proven" for storage and SSD
storage market research news & reports
SSD brand leaders - from IT Brand Pulse

Editor:- July 17, 2014 - Based on votes by end users in its survey sample groups - IT Brand Pulse today named the "2014 SSD Brand Leaders".

The IT Brand Pulse "Innovation Leaders" included these companies and categories:- Editor's comments:- with so many companies now doing market research which intersects with the SSD market - you've now got more sanity checks than ever to determine whether your assessment of any particular SSD company is broadly in line with that of other people.

Brand awareness, financial reports and online search data - intrinsically provide different numerically weighted views of the same market. And which methodology you prefer depends on whether your priority is in understanding the past, present or future - and what it is you're trying to decide.

For longitudinal market studies you can refine your understanding of shifting patterns of market change and real leadership by comparing these different types of data and correlating the movements in different time periods. So a shift in search volume in one period may correlate to a change in revenue some time later. Or a change in revenue or profitability might be seen to be tied to a change in brand strength later.

The interesting thing about the SSD market is that because the technology hasn't been standing still - it can be shocking to compare the same list and see how it changes over a period of 3 to 5 years and to see which old names have disappeared and which new ones have replaced them. I'm often reminded of this when I trawl back through my own SSD history and news archives. I'm sure it's the same for many of you too.

One of the things we all hope to get out of these lists - is to avoid making too many bad bets on companies and technologies which will prove to be a waste of our time.

See also:- Branding Strategies in the SSD Market, Can you trust SSD market data?


Decloaking hidden segments in the enterprise

Editor:- May 28, 2014 - StorageSearch.com today published a new article - Decloaking hidden segments in the enterprise for rackmount SSDs

Some of the world's leading SSD marketers have confided in me they know from their own customer anecdotes that there are many segments for enterprise flash arrays which aren't listed or even hinted at in standard models of the enterprise market.

Many of these missing market segments don't even have names.

Hey - that means SSD-world is like a map of the US before Lewis and Clark.

If you're a VC should this make you anxious or happy?

If you're a user - maybe that's why no one is delighting you in the way you think you deserve.

That's what led me to write my new article. ...read the article


TrendFocus reports SSD shipments in Q1 2014

Editor:- May 10, 2014 - According to a research report by TrendFocus - the top 2 SSD companies (based on the number of drives shipped in Q1 2014) were Samsung and SanDisk with 32% of the market and 26% respectively.

You can see a table listing the other top companies in the report summary by StorageNewsletter.com here.


the Top SSD Companies in Q1 2014

Editor:- April 30, 2014 - StorageSearch.com today published the 28th quarterly edition of the Top SSD Companies List based on metrics in Q1 2014.

Newcomers to the list included Maxta and A3CUBE and there were significant movements in the top 10 companies. ...read the article


SAS SSDs - the stellar performers in the 2013 enterprise market

Editor:- March 20, 2014 - I asked Gregory Wong, President, Forward Insights if he could enumerate for StorageSearch.com readers what he meant by his tantalizing comment that - "within the enterprise segment, SAS SSDs stood out as the stellar performer" - which is something he said in a recent email promoting another new SSD market report.

I'm empathetic to the business pressures of those in the storage market research business - and keenly aware of the thin line which divides - on the one hand - saying too little - so that potential buyers find it hard to assess if a new report will be money well spent - and, on the other hand - saying too much - and worst of all - revealing the exact things which report buyers would happily pay to know.

That's because in 1992 when I started publishing the outputs of my own enterprise market research - I did it the hard way - as carefully formatted market reports which cost money. Luckily there was a much easier business for me - as I learned in 1996 when I went over to the dark side of a web advertising driven business model - in which content and ideas were tossed into the eco-sphere of http and it was much easier as I could save time by linking to raw content - instead of having to make it look pretty.

So what I actually said to Greg - re his SAS SSD "stellar performer" comparison was this...

"Without giving too much away... would you be prepared to illustrate that statement with a comparison or number?"

Well Greg gets a lot of email - and so do I - and sometimes they just disappear deep down the screen. But between the two of us this one has resurfaced.

So I can convey to you Gregory Wong's assessment that in 2013 - the SSD market grew 38% on unit basis and 28% on revenue basis. The corresponding growth rates for SAS SSDs were 134% and 69% respectively."

This is just one tiny snippet of data from one of his many detailed reports about the SSD market. So - if you need to more details about the plot - and have the money to buy the book - that's a useful data cavern to rummage around in.


what changed in SSD year 2013?

Editor:- December 18, 2013 - unlike the hard drive market where the basic ideas haven't changed much in recent decades - the important ideas in the SSD market seem to change nearly every year.

To avoid making bad decisions you not only have to learn new SSD ideas each year - but you also need to identify which old SSD ideas to forget because they're no longer helpful.

Reviewing what those ideas are - (which to assimilate and which to forget) is the theme of my new home page blog.


reasons to expect more PCIe SSDs in 2014 PC Market

Editor:- December 16, 2013 - A new article in DRAMeXchange discusses the issue of SATA 3 SSDs being replaced by PCIe SSDs in the consumer SSD market in future designs of PCs. ...read the article


New report from the Spur Group tracks "share of voice" in rackmount SSD market

Editor:- October 15, 2013 - The Spur Group today launched a new market report service - Share of Partner Voice: Storage and SSD ($4,995) which compare the sales channels for 4 encumbant rackmount storage platform vendors: EMC, NetApp, Oracle and Dell against the channel efforts of selected rackmount SSD suppliers including:- Fusion-io X-IO, Violin Memory, Skyera, Whiptail and others.

The Spur Group says its "Share of Partner Voice" web based methodology is rooted in "extracting website content from over 76,000 technology service providers, hosting companies, software developers and other customer facing technology suppliers through a proprietary crawler."

Ross Brown, senior principal and the lead author of the report, said - "Our approach to measuring Share of Partner Voice® shows that Violin Memory is outpacing the market, with more than twice the brand presence of its nearest competitor. The report also highlights why the market for acquiring these companies is accelerating, as the channel adoption is happening very quickly and often at the expense of incumbent platforms."

Editor's comments:- As you know I'm a great believer in the value of using raw web data to get insights into fast changing emerging markets - which is why I launched the Top SSD Companies series - 6½ years ago.

The raw data types and methodologies which The Spur Group use are completely different to ours. They look at different types of web activity and are based on different population samples - so the results and inferences are going to have different use cases too.

The growing ecosystem for storage and SSD market data companies is a healthy sign that more economic activity in future will become SSD-centric.

But a bigger SSD market means bigger risks too.

This is a complex and innovative market - so it's very easy to miss key products, companies and trends in the SSD market compared to the comparative ease with which you can assess what's happening in the "no great surprises here" technology museum segments elsewhere in the enterprise.


SNIA opens new SSD survey

Editor:- October 11, 2013 - SNIA is running an online survey on SSD features (interfaces, apps etc) - to learn more about the market. The survey is open till the end of November - and the results will be announced at Storage Visions next January.


wonder why all big SSD users will inevitably pedal back their buying?

Editor:- October 8, 2013 - Before you make that next presentation about what's happening in the business world of enterprise flash, or before you commit to any future datelines for hard drives being sold into the enterprise you'd be well advised to meet Ken and the enterprise SSD software event horizon - the (long anticipated) new home page blog on StorageSearch.com.


what are enterprise SSD users thinking? - especially if it's wrong

Editor:- August 22, 2013 - In a confusing market like enterprise SSDs where the accepted wisdom of what makes good technology keeps changing - and the interpretation of market trends depends on who's looking at the same data - what can vendors do to try and make sure they're aiming in the right direction and doing things which will sell?

Getting closer to their customers is one way - and most leading vendors do that already. But it's not infallible.

How about customers they're not reaching yet? What are they thinking? - Especially if it's wrong or based on perceptions which are out of date. Vendors need to understand how users tick so they can adapt their own product plans and the way they talk about them.

About a year ago I was contacted by Frank Berry, CEO of IT Brand Pulse who told me about the new way they were doing market research into the SSD market:- surveying enterprise users and asking them what they think about brands, technology decisions and other key issues.

That sounded like a good idea - but in recent years I've heard from a great many companies which said they wanted to do more reports in the SSD market - and although I've been happy to mention some of them on this and similar news pages I've reserved my short list of special SSD market research companies for those who - in my opinion - have invested the resources to create valuable SSD insights over a period of many years. I thought it might be years before I added IT Brand Pulse to that list (if ever).

Turns out I was wrong.

And while I was aware that Frank Berry and his team have been doing more work in the enterprise SSD area in the past year - it was only when I got a summary of their recent presentation at the Flash Memory Summit - SSD Adoption Trends (pdf) in my email this morning - that I realized the scale of what they have already achieved.

There's some really useful information here about SSD user decision points and current usage preferences as well as brand data and market perceptions. (You have to skip through the early parts of the document to get to the interesting bits.)

Some of the feedback from these survey participants...
  • SSDs will be approximately 3x the current percentage of their organization's combined SSD and HDD disk capacity within 2 years
  • Virtualized servers are the biggest driver for SSD adoption (above database servers)
  • Nearly as many organizations have already deployed SSDs in some of their servers as those who have not deployed any type of SSDs at all. (A list of participating surveyed organizations is included in the paper.)
This free version of the paper includes unscaled graphs - and charts without numbers. But it makes a good read as it is. For those who need the raw data and numbers - the cost is $1,500. ...read the article (pdf)

Editor's comments:- IT Brand Pulse has demonstrated its commitment and ability to enhance our understanding of the enterprise SSD market. So I've fast tracked them by several years into my recommended SSD analysts list.


SAS SSDs are expected to enjoy significant growth and represents the largest enterprise SSD revenue opportunity in 2015-2017 - says HGST

Editor:- August 20, 2013 - The headline above was one of the messages in a paper presented by Ulrich Hansen Sr. Director, SSD Product Marketing, HGST - at the Flash Memory Summit- in which he also gave aggregated forecasts for various types of enterprise SSD - from which the image below is extracted.

Click on the image below to see the full text and the other half of the image which shows revenue forecasts too.
HGST paper  re enterprise SSD market - click for  pdf

See also:- the Survivor's Guide to Enterprise SSDs


Hostage to the Fortunes of SSD

Editor:- July 3, 2013 - Hostage to the Fortunes of SSD - is the title of the new home page blog here on StorageSearch.com

In a lot of the conversations I've been having recently with SSD companies and investors I've found myself trying to explain what the underlying pressures are which compel rational companies to follow what appears to be irrational business strategies. ...read the article


Are YOU looking for hot new ideas about SSDs? - and would you like to meet similarly minded people?

Editor:- June 6, 2013 - Market research is one of the main reasons that people go to events and conferences.

Registration has now opened for the - Flash Memory Summit - which takes place August 13-15 in Santa Clara, CA - where you can hear from, meet and talk to a lot of people who are making new things happen in the world of flash and SSD technology.

Pricing is from around $595 for 1day upto $1,395 for 4 days (which includes the pre-conference- in case like me you were wondering where that extra 4th day came from) - and also includes lunch(es). I was surprised and gratified to see that the email I received about this event (which is indisputably the main gig in the "advancement of flash" annual events calendar) includes a quote from yours truly saying that - "I now have good reasons for thinking that SSDs have the potential to eventually become a $100 billion / year market by the close of this decade."

So I guess it's now up to you all - out there - to prove me right. (No pressure.) It should be easy. I stole the idea from you in the first place.
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exciting new directions in rackmount SSDs

Editor:- May 29, 2013 - If you're an enterprise user who is already sold on the idea of using more SSDs - what could be better than a great new SSD drive?

If you're an SSD vendor looking for the magic formula to open up vast new untapped markets for SSDs - what kind of solution do you need to offer to attract enterprises who aren't at the sharp end of the performance pain curve, are content with the speed they get from HDDs and who aren't even looking at SSDs for their network storage?

This is a problem which has been occupying the SSD industry's smartest product architects for years. And their answer to both questions is the same - although the product details vary according to the target market. - It's a new type of SSD box.

A new generation of enterprise SSD rackmounts is breaking all the rules which previously constrained price, performance and reliability. The sum impact of cleverly designed SSD arrays is systems which are many times more competitive than you would imagine from any tear-down analysis of the parts.

The new SSD folksy wisdom - "you can't second guess an enterprise flash array from knowing what drives are in it" - may soon have to join the - "you can no longer judge an SSD from simply knowing its memory".

Anyway - to get back to my headline today - the new math of this new reality SSD box trend - what's behind it, where it's going, and some of the vendors driving it - are explored in my recent home page blog on StorageSearch.com - exciting new directions in rackmount SSDs. ...read the article


new report by Forward Insights ranks SSD vendors by revenue

Editor:- May 13, 2013 - Forward Insights has published a new report SSD Supplier Status 2012 ($4,250) which among other things ranks vendors by revenue in these key markets:- See also:- SSD analysts, market research news


new WebFeet report on 2012 non volatile memory market

Editor:- April 16, 2013 - the flash memory market was worth just under $28 billion in 2012 - down 3% from the year before - according to WebFeet Research - who have published a new report CS700MS ($2.5K) which analyzes nvm market share.


We're #1 in SSD revenue - says Micron

Editor:- March 7, 2013 - Micron sees itself as the biggest SSD company - in terms of revenue, with about 6% market share in enterprise SSD - according to Kipp A. Bedard, VP Investor Relations - at a recent investors conference - transcribed in an article on SeekingAlpha.com

"In terms of SSDs, if we specifically broke out our SSD revenues, we'd probably be the largest SSD public company today. If I had to guess, we're probably running on a revenue basis somewhere around 80%, 85% client, 15% to 20% enterprise"

Other interesting observations in this presentation.

"The average smartphone includes 30GB flash."

"We believe the client SSD market is growing about 20% units q-over-q." ...read the article


new report on embedded flash drives

Editor:- February 20, 2013 - Web-Feet Research expects revenue in the embedded flash drive market to reach $15 billion in 2017 - "driven heavily by mobile handsets, tablets, portable media players, digital camcorders, GPS, digital radio along with the adoption of flash cache in notebook and desktop PCs."

In this context EFDs and cards are defined as sub-systems of solid state storage ranked below SSD.

The company recently published a new report Embedded Flash Drives, eMMC and emNAND: 2010-2017 (134 pages, $5.5K) which includes forecasts for EFD applications and related markets.


2017 could be 1st billion dollar year for non-flash nvm

Editor:- February 18, 2013 - Yole Developments recently published a new market report - Emerging Non-Volatile Memories (5,990 euros) which describes why and how emerging alternative NVM (FRAM, MRAM/STTMRAM, PCM, RRAM) could grow from $209 million revenue in 2012 to $2 billion in 2018.

Among other things - the report says 3D RRAM could start to be used in SSDs in 2017-2018, when 3D NAND's scalability prospects are anticipated to worsen.


Can you trust SSD market data?

Editor:- February 12, 2013 - StorageSearch.com today published a new SSD home page blog - Can you trust SSD market data?

Can you trust market reports and the handed down wisdom from analysts, bloggers and so-called "industry experts" any more than you trust SSD benchmarks to tell you which product is best? ...read the article


iSuppli says SSD shipments in 2016 will be 6x 2012 level

Editor:- January 23, 2013 - iSuppli today predicted that worldwide SSD shipments this year will rise to 83 million units this year, up from 39 million in 2012.

iSuppli also said it anticipates that in 2016 - SSD shipment volume could be 239 million units - equivalent to 40% the size of the hard drive market.


the Modern Era of SSDs

Editor:- January 7, 2013 - My home page blog - Strategic Transitions in SSD - mentions some of the key changes in the SSD market which took hold in recent quarters - but in my SSD news page blog - I discuss the Modern Era of SSDs (which is only 10 years old) and explain what made it different to the earlier phases in the 30+ year old SSD market.


SSD revenue data from - Forward Insights

Editor:- December 17, 2012 - I've lost track of how many new SSD reports and updates have been announced recently by Forward Insights - but one of them - SSD Insights Q4/12: Client Down, Enterprise Up - includes data and revenue forecasts for the enterprise SSD market.

Author Gregory Wong told me that his estimate for enterprise SSD revenue in 2012 - which includes enterprise drives and modules (SAS, SATA and PCIe) but excludes rackmount systems and therefore also excludes proprietary SSDs built for use within racks from companies like Violin and Texas Memory Systems - is $2.9 billion.


STEC mini-survey suggests that 60% of serious VM users already use SSDs

Editor:- August 28, 2012 - A survey of visitors attending the first day of VMworld - and conducted on behalf of STEC - suggested that over 60% of attendees already had SSDs in their datacenters but also that less than 50% of their business-critical applications are currently supported by SSDs.


what's the role of social media in electronics design?

Editor:- June 20, 2012 - EE Times is running a survey to see whether electronics engineers consider social media useful in their work.


TrendFocus launches new memories in SSDs report

Editor:- May 2, 2012 - have you ever wondered what percentage of a memory maker's SSD output is SLC or MLC or TLC? and other things like that?

TrendFocus has launched a new NAND/SSD Information Service which includes that kind of data. The company says that the SSD section of the report will include client and enterprise SSD memory shipments and forecasts.


the top 10 microcontroller companies

Editor:- March 29, 2012 -Databeans this month published a report on the microntroller market ($3,600 132 pages).

They also published a free giveaway in their newsletter which ranks the top 10 microcontroller companies by revenue. Although these reports are cumulative across all markets and not just SSD - I thought you might be interested. See also:- SSD controllers


7 SSD types will satisfy all future enterprise needs

Editor:- March 27, 2012 - StorageSearch.com published a new article today - an introduction to enterprise SSD silos - or 7 ways to classify where all SSDs will fit in the pure SSD datacenter.

"SSDs aren't islands - their data always comes from and goes on to other SSDs. Enterprise SSDs which have been designed without any reference to how they will segment and interact with other types of SSDs - in the mind's eye of the customer architecture - will eventually fail in the market..."

The enterprise SSD market is complicated enough already but only 7 distinct types of SSD classes are needed to sustainably satisfy all the architecture needs in the pure solid state storage data center. ...read the article


new article on Enterprise SSD Array Reliability

Editor:- March 1, 2012 - Objective Analysis has published an article -Enterprise Reliability, Solid State Speed (pdf) - which examines the conflicts which arise from wanting to use SSD for enterprise acceleration - while also preserving data protection in the event of SSD failure.

New approaches and architectures are required - because traditional methods can negatively impact performance - or - as in the case of RAID - don't always work.

"RAID is configured for HDDs that fail infrequently and randomly. SSDs fail rarely as well, but fail predictably" says the author Jim Handy - who warns that "SSDs in the same RAID and given similar workloads can be expected to wear out at about the same time."

He examines in detail one of the many new approaches to high availability enterprise SSD design - that's used in Kaminario's K2. ...read the article (pdf)

See also:- the SSD reliability papers, storage reliability, high availability enterprise SSD directory and SSD market analysts.


new report from Forward Insights

Editor:- January 31, 2012 - Forward Insights has recently published a new report - SSD Technology and Applications: A Primer (88 pages $1,499).

Author Gregory Wong says - "It's an ideal guide for novices interested in acquiring a basic understanding of SSD technology and applications as well as a handy reference for more experienced professionals."

Editor's comments:- Among other things (see contents pdf for more details) Greg says the report also provides an overview of the competitive landscape for SSDs. See also:- SSD market analysts.


notebook SSD ASAP shipments may grow 100x

Editor:- January 12, 2012 - iSuppli says that the use of SSD as cache in ultrabooks (SSD notebook ASAPs) will grow from just under a million units in 2011 to nearly 26 million in 2012 and then may continue growing to 120 million units by 2015. See also:- notebook SSDs


how can all these SSD companies keep growing?

Editor:- November 21, 2011 - I'm often asked this question...

Will the enterprise SSD market be big enough for all these companies [list] to grow?

So today I've published a new article - which summarizes what I've been saying to the readers I talk to. But I've redacted the actual company names from [list] - because everyone's got their own little list of SSD companies for which my answer may hold true. ...click to read article



tales from the enterprise storage sales trench

Editor:- June 22, 2011 - tales from the enterprise SSD sales trench is the topic of a new blog by Woody Hutsell .

It's tempting to think that there's an idealistic "right way" for big bucks storage users to go about the process of deciding how to get more performance out of their increasingly virtualized systems. In real life big money gets spent - but big performance doesn't always follow.

So what are the challenges for the SSD industry selling the airy fairy concept of better storage performance? - when most enterprise users don't have a good grasp of how their existing systems work - and when - as Woody says - "Some high percentage of IT buying is done without any real research. " ...read the article


Web-Feet launches top 30 SSD oems SWOT service

Editor:- April 14, 2011 - Web-Feet Research has added a quarterly SSD company SWOT market analysis service to its range of SSD reports.

Web-Feet says that given the large number of players in the SSD market, it is not an easy task profiling each company from a competitive position. Their new publication covers 30 notable companies with SWOT analysis along with product summaries and other information to help compare companies with each other.

The tool utilizes the Excel " Filter" feature to select specific companies and/or market segment to assist users in their company analysis and provide additional insights on their competitors.

The full SSD SWOT package subscription for 4 quarters costs $7.5K, or individually the cost for the first quarter edition is $3.5K and $2.5K for each quarter thereafter. Alternatively for customers who buy the SSD Markets and Applications series (which costs $9K) the SWOT is bundled at no charge.

New companies will be added each quarter with SWOT analysis and pertinent data. For more info phone Alan Niebel +1 831.373.1985 or email Alan.Niebel@web-feetresearch.com See also:- SSD market analysts
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In the modern era of SSDs - the customer has received their education about what an SSD is - and what it can do - from many sources. So when they talk to a vendor - the customer says - don't tell me about SSDs. Tell me instead how you fit into my idea of the SSDs I'm looking for.
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Looking back at the last 5 years or so - since the start of the SSD market bubble - I realized - while writing this - that if I were to create a list of all the financial institutions who have directly contacted me with questions about the SSD market it would start to resemble - in length - something akin to my (seldom maintained because it's already far too long and unwieldy) list of SATA SSD companies.
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"When I talk to SSD companies - an interesting part of the conversation is often trying to figure out how products - which barely exist yet - will compete and fit into an infrastructure which doesn't exist either..."
Boundaries Analysis in SSD Market Forecasting
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"Like cosmic dark matter - the mass of SSD dark matter will be bigger than anything which we can currently see or foresee."
The big market impact of SSD dark matter
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In the early 1980s - Intel's 1M bit bubble memory created a lot excitement as a new non volatile solid state memory technology.

It was positioned as a solid state floppy disk.

But it wasn't scalable or cost effective.

Intel spun off the magnetic division in 1987 to Memtech (who later made military flash SSDs) but bubble memory dropped into oblivion.
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Enterprise SSDs - the Survive and Thrive Guide - some simple rules to help you stay on the safer side of the tracks in this maddenly unruly market.

Where are we now with SSD software? - (And how did we get into this mess?)

enterprise SSDs - exploring the limits of the market in your head - is about enterprise SSD futurology.

adaptive flash care management IP (including DSP) for SSDs - what is it? and who does it? This will be a disruptive transition.

The big market impact of SSD dark matter - you can't see them and they aren't in the market size reports which you just purchased recently. But you can't plan SSD investments or strategies without taking them into account.

Can you tell me the best way to SSD Street? - I'm like the Old Woman of the SSD Village who talks to everyone that passes through. No wonder I have a unique perspective. It would be strange if I didn't.
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