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|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
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the Top SSD Companies in 2013 Q1
Editor:- April 17,
2013 - StorageSearch.com
today published a new edition of the Top SSD Companies.
new WebFeet report on 2012 non volatile memory market
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
a new report CS700MS
($2.5K) which analyzes nvm market share.
We're #1 in SSD revenue - says Micron
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
"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
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
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
February 18, 2013 - Yole
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
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 -
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
iSuppli says SSD shipments in 2016 will be 6x 2012 level
January 23, 2013 - iSuppli
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
the Modern Era of SSDs
Editor:- January 7, 2013 - My
home page blog -
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 revenue data from - Forward Insights
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
and therefore also excludes proprietary SSDs built for use within racks from
companies like Violin
and Texas Memory Systems
- is $2.9 billion.
SSDs are the hottest topic in enterprise IT
December 12, 2012 - IT Brand Pulse
has published results of its
mini survey of hot topics in enterprise IT (pdf) - which includes - among
- the hottest IT company in 2012?
#1 - Amazon
#2 - Fusion-io
For the other lists - such as the individuals who have
contributed most to enterprise IT in the past 20 years - click on the link to
the free report.
- the most game changing IT technology of 2012?
#1 - SSD
Editor's comments:- one of the signs of the
SSD market growing into a seriously big business has been the growing number
and diversity of market data services which analyze different aspects of
this market. SSDs are getting into a lot of conversations - even when the
original topic - as in this case - starts out being something else.
Although IT Brand Pulse hasn't been focused on SSDs for very long - Frank Berry and
his team have done a lot of
surveys and business reports in the past few quarters. Their style of
report can help its users have more confidence when making difficult decisions
in a chaotic market where perfect information doesn't exist or would be
obsolete by the time it's collected. See also:-
vintage SSD analysts
- Some of you are going to think to yourselves - "I already knew that SSDs
were a hot topic in the enterprise many moons ago."
And I would
say - Amen to that- and (some of you) please take note - as we approach the
festive season of new marketing budgets - that next month will mark the 14th
year of StorageSearch.com's
publisher selling enterprise
SSD advertising and the
22nd year of publishing enterprise IT guides.
But going back to the
headline - isn't it nice to see that other people see the talent in our
Results from SSD IOPS needs survey
28, 2012 -
Many IOPS Do You Really Need? - is a new 80 page SSD market report
($5,000) by Objective
Analysis and Coughlin Associates.
It dissects the results of a months-long on-line survey of IT managers
which collected their inputs on the IOPS, capacity, and latency needs for a
number of key enterprise applications. Respondents were candid with their
replies, and shed new light on the speed requirements for certain key
applications like OLTP, database management, and cloud services.
Editor's comments:- I haven't read it but I'm confident that
many marketers will find this report valuable.
I know from my own
research that one person's "fast SSD" is another person's "not
fast-enough". As the SSD market gets bigger it will segment into
different identifiable speed and application categories - like those described
in my 7 enterprise silos
fastest speed -
which used to dominate user thinking - is still important but only one of many
factors at work in SSD selection such as
efficiency / power
and price etc.
the problem with
flash SSD IOPS,
the SSD buyers
2012 SSD market will be $7.5 billion - says iSuppli
October 11, 2012 - iSuppli
its projections indicate that the SSD industry will finish 2012 with $7.5
billion in revenue and 41 million units in shipments.
target is being reached 2 years sooner than iSuppli had projected in
an earlier report released in March 2011.
STEC mini-survey suggests that 60% of serious VM users already
Editor:- August 28, 2012 - A
of visitors attending the first day of VMworld - and conducted on behalf of
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?
June 20, 2012 -
Times is running a survey to see whether electronics engineers consider
social media useful in their work.
TrendFocus launches new memories in SSDs report
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?
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
29, 2012 -Databeans
this month published a
on the microntroller market ($3,600 132 pages).
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:-
7 SSD types will satisfy all future enterprise needs
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 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
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.
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
the article (pdf)
the SSD reliability
availability enterprise SSD directory and
SSD market analysts.
new report from Forward Insights
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
Editor's comments:- Among other things
pdf for more details) Greg says the report also provides an overview of the
competitive landscape for SSDs.
See also:- SSD
notebook SSD ASAP shipments may grow 100x
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
nearly 26 million in 2012
and then may
growing to 120 million units by 2015. See also:-
how can all these SSD companies keep growing?
November 21, 2011 - I'm often asked this question...
enterprise SSD market be big enough for all these companies [list] to grow?
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
tales from the enterprise storage sales trench
June 22, 2011 -
tales from the
enterprise SSD sales trench is the topic of a new blog by
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
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
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.
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
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:-
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|"In the past decade
we've seen that the only technology which could realistically threaten to
displace an SSD from its established market role was yet another SSD."|
|the Modern Era of SSDs
|"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..."|
Analysis in SSD Market Forecasting|