SSD Consolidation Is Coming

About a month ago I wrote my yearly set of storage industry predictions, and one of them was continued SSD market consolidation.

Recently, I saw an interesting article in The Register about the oldest SSD company that I am aware of being for sale. Yes, Texas Memory is for sale.

The SSD market must consolidate, given the number of players and the cost of marketing and sales. Although total sales of SSDs are going up, most of the products being sold are the commodity versions -- - not the enterprise versions. The development cost of enterprise SSDs is much higher than their commodity counterparts.

Labels: Storage,SSD,Storage Consolidation,Texas Memory Systems

posted by: Henry Newman

Henry Newman, InfoStor Blogger
by Henry Newman
InfoStor Blogger

Henry Newman is CEO and CTO of Instrumental Inc. and has worked in HPC and large storage environments for 29 years. The outspoken Mr. Newman initially went to school to become a diplomat, but was firmly told during his first year that he might be better suited for a career that didn't require diplomatic skills. Diplomacy's loss was HPC's gain.

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