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.