In this quarter shortages in memory, who owned the memory companies and the
future memoryfication of the enterprise were ever present ingredients in the
SSD news mix.
VCs in SSDs
about the publisher
the Top SSD Companies -
in enterprise flash arrays market
Branding Strategies in
the SSD Market (case studies)
SSD story why's the plot so complicated?
market self awareness is the only thing which matters
in this quarter 2 companies entered the Top SSD Companies for the first
time:- Silicon Motion and SMART HRS
| the industrial SSD market
is boring right?|
|Editor:- June 13, 2017 - For the past 11 years
one of the safest assumptions you could make about the SSD market was that if
you were looking for excitement and big revenue growth opportunities then the
last place you should be looking was the industrial SSD market.|
an important part of flash SSD history is that it started in industrial
applications and only became mainstream and interesting - from a
point of view - when flash SSD designers turned their gaze towards other
directions like the consumer
In fact a good rule of thumb in the exciting days of
disruptive change in the SSD market during 2004 to 2016 was that if you knew the
capabilities of leading edge industrial SSD products in any one year the
picture was probably the same the next year too.
There were many good
reasons for this. And the predictability and calm, careful approach to new
technology adoption in industrial SSDs was widely regarded as a virtue compared
to other brasher markets.
But there are many reasons to believe that
the industrial SSD market will soon become a new focused melting pot of
innovation and architecture.
I describe some of the indicators which
brought me to this surprising conclusion in a new blog -
not your grandfather's industrial SSD
market - on the home page of StorageSearch.com.
- what's next?|
| Throughout the
the data storage market we've always expected the capacity of enterprise user
memory systems to be much smaller than the capacity of all the other attached
storage in the same data processing environment. |
thought provoking blog on StorageSearch.com
adapted memory systems - asks (among other things) if this will always be
|I had been listing SSDs in
my enterprise buyers guides since 1992 but it wasn't until 10 years later later
that I began forming an idea of how big and disruptive the SSD market could
become:- due to roadblocks in processors and rotating storage.|
I started talking to enterprise SSD companies about my value-proposition based
market adoption models in 2003 they were initially skeptical.
SSD company at that time was only seeing a small part of a fragmented niche
But my SSD pages were acting as a focus point for all vendors
and most users in the industry.
It was easy for me to get an overview
picture which no one else was in a position to see.
It was already
clear in 2004 that enterprise SSDs (alone) had the potential to be a $10B /
My readers did a lot to make that happen.