New Study Forecasts Huge Enterprise SSD Growth
This study breaks the market into 23 application types, and provides an explanation of each along with forecasts by major application category.
Virtualized systems will drive the greatest 5-year average unit shipment growth, at 85%, although the data center will retain its leadership in enterprise SSD consumption. Overall enterprise SSD unit shipments will grow at an annual average of 32% through 2018.
Since SSD prices are cost-based, with roughly 80% of the cost coming from flash chips, NAND flash price swings will cause market revenues to undergo a relatively dramatic cycle, as is seen in this post’s graphic.
The 110-page study: Enterprise SSDs – Technologies & Markets incorporates sixteen tables and 35 figures that include detailed market forecasts and graphics. There’s a downloadable outline HERE on the Objective Analysis website.
The target audience – enterprise SSD manufacturers & purchasers, OEMs, and investors in these businesses – will gain a solid understanding of the market for SAS, PCIe, and even DIMM-based high-performance SSDs to understand the drivers behind this market’s tremendous growth.