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Market Trends: The Next-Generation Server-Side SSD Landscape

Published: 18 February 2015

ID: G00263187

Analyst(s): Joseph Unsworth , Michele Reitz, Stanley Zaffos


In 2014, the data center PCIe solid-state drive market was under 1 million units. With hardware and software improvements, architectural innovations and lower costs, product marketing managers must plan strategies for rapid growth of the server-side flash market.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • The PCIe SSD Market Finally Comes of Age
    • Market Consolidation and Fragmentation
    • Market Growth
  • Buyers Trend
    • Application Workload Opportunity for PCIe SSDs
    • Role of Hyperscale Users in the Server-Side Flash Market
  • Technology Trend
    • Server-Side Hardware Evolution
    • Software Evolution

Contrarian View

  • SSAs and Hybrid Storage Arrays May Challenge Server-Side Storage

Vendors to Watch


  • Add-In Cards
  • 2.5-Inch Drives
  • M.2
  • Hybrid DIMM
  • Solid-State DIMM
  • References and Methodology

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