Monday, August 5, 2013

Web-Feet Research releases its 11th annual Solid State Drives (SSD) Markets and Applications Forecast 2013

How is SSD technology continuing to transform the Client, Enterprise and the Commercial/Industrial segments ?  What are the latest transitions of form factors, interface, and performance for SSDs?  How are Hard Disk Drives being impacted by  SSD adoption in the various segments; changing storage architectures?  What will the landscape for the SSD market relative to the Hard Disk Drive market be in 5 years?   Find out in this comprehensive report which includes quarterly shipment and revenue data with forecast trends to 2018.

 MONTEREY, CA., July 29, 2013 – Web-Feet Research, Inc. has analyzed the SSD market from its infancy tracking this altering technology for the storage industry.  This 11th annual report on Solid State Drives (SSD) Markets and Applications, (MS300SSD1-2013), Web-Feet Research (WFR) takes a detailed and comprehensive view in analyzing the SSD technology, markets and applications SSDs will be used in.  In this report the Storage hierarchy of  SSDs in  client, enterprise, and commercial/industrial applications are examined.  The foundation of memory and storage and how it relates to magnetic and solid state storage is also examined.

Although there is an abundant amount of coverage on SSDs in blogs and other media.  WFR differentiates its study by providing detailed analysis of the client, commercial  and enterprise end use markets for SSDs and incorporates the analysis of Hard Disk Drive storage for the same competing end use markets.  

Detailed forecasts for both SSD and Hard Disk Drive storage for these end use markets are provided. Included are the technical and  implementation challenges facing SSDs with respect to: capacity, reliability, density, operating temperature, and mechanical ruggedness as they relate to  flash component performance, cost and integration. 

Flash cache for client and enterprise applications  is analyzed with forecasts for client side computing.  Quarterly shipment and revenue data is provide by form factor with four years of historical data.   Beyond the SSD drive subsystem, additional parameters for the storage hierarchy are also examined:

·         Options and locations within the enterprise architecture to accelerate performance.
§  PCIe SSDs vs SAS/SATA SSDs and Storage Appliances
·         SSD and HDD Total Cost of Ownership  Analysis     
§  Performance Requirements           
§  Power Consumption         
§  Energy Cost          
§  Acquisition Cost   
§  System Reliability
·         Total Cost of Ownership for Enterprise Storage          
§  Direct Cost / Indirect Cost
·         Where Total Cost of Ownership is Evaluated in Enterprise Applications        
§  Enterprise Usage models

The report, MS300SSD1-2013 is available through Web-Feet Research in electronic and hard copy. 

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