Objective Analysis issued an Alert a few hours after the announcement to our clients. Some items we pointed out:
- Seagate has been slow moving into the SSD market, but the company has a quality reputation to uphold, and the requisite testing takes time. Virident’s product has no doubt been exhaustively tested.
- Most SSDs suffer from slowdowns of a few orders of magnitude from time to time, but Virident has found a way to to move past these difficulties and provide very consistent speed.
- Virident’s performance argument is understood by the supercomputing community, where Virident has excellent traction, but by few others.
Seagate has moved into the PCIe SSD space with one of the highest-performing products available serving both Seagate and Virident well.
In a recently-released report: The Enterprise SSD: Technologies and Markets, Objective Analysis forecast that the PCIe SSD market will grow to over two million units units by 2016.