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PCIe SSD - Global Strategic Business Report

  • Published: April 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 150 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for PCIe SSD in Thousand Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. The report profiles 41 companies including many key and niche players such as BiTMICRO Networks, Inc., Dell Inc., EMC Corporation, Fusion-io, Inc., Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Foremay, Inc., Intel Corporation, IBM Corporation, LSI Corporation, Micron Technology, Inc., Marvell Technology Group Ltd., OCZ Technology Group, Inc., RUNCORE Innovation Technology CO, LTD., SanDisk Corporation, SMART Modular Technologies, STEC, Inc., Violin Memory, Inc., and Virident Systems Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

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PCIe SSD

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
A Prelude II-1
Key Market Trends, Drivers & Challenges II-2
Big Data Drives up Storage Needs Opening up a New Growth
Avenue for PCIe SSD II-2
Opportunity Indicator II-3
Table 1: World Big Data Market (2013E & 2018F): Breakdown
of Big Data Generated in Exabytes (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-3
Growing Number of Datacenters Spurs Demand for PCIe SSD II-3
Higher IOPS Fuels Growth for PCIe SSD II-4
Table 2: Random Read IOPS for PCIe SSD, SAS SSD and 15K HDD
Drives: A Comparison II-5

Table 3: Approximate Cost Per IOPS (In US$) for PCIe SSD,
SAS SSD, 15K HDD Drives: A Comparison (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Rise in Cloud Computing Infrastructures Benefits the Market II-5
Bridged PCIe SSD: Uncut Diamond or Fool's Gold II-6
Interface Limitations of SATA: A Business Case for PCIe SSD II-6
NVMe Specification to Drive Growth in PCIe SSD Market II-7
New 2.5inch PCIe SSD Form Factor to Boost Adoption II-8
Data Tiering Storage Architecture Boosts Adoption of SSD &
PCIe SSD Drives II-8
PCIe SSD Performance Advantage to Drive Efficiency in
Enterprise Storage Segment II-9
Tech Savvy Users to Drive Demand in Consumer Market II-9
Digital Media Industry Provides Business Opportunities for
Growth II-9
OLTP Transactions Boosts Prospects for PCIE SSD Drives II-10
Lack of Adequate Standardization Inhibits Growth II-10
Premium Cost Prevents Mass Market Adoption II-11
Developments in Rival SSD Technologies Dilute PCIE SSD
Advantage II-11
Market Outlook II-11
Decline in IT Spending in Europe to Dampen Growth in 2013 II-11
World Market Outlook II-12

2. DATA STORAGE & SSDS: A COMPLIMENTARY REVIEW II-13
Data Storage: A Critical Organizational Requirement II-13
Solid-State Storage Media: The Next Generation of Storage II-13
Solid-State Drives (SSD) Grow in Popularity II-14
Table 4: Global Enterprise SSD Interface Market (2010, 2012 &
2015): Percentage Breakdown of SSD Interface Revenue by
Product Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 5: Global Market for Enterprise Grade Server SSD
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Sales by Interface
Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 6: Global Market for Enterprise Grade Storage SSD
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Sales by Interface
Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16
Competition in the SSD Market II-16
Table 7: Global SSD Market (2012): Percentage Market Share
Breakdown of Leading Players (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-17
Flash-based SSDs: The Most Popular Type of SSDs II-17
HDD V/S SSD Drives: A Comparative Analysis II-17
Power Draw / Battery Life II-18
Operating System Boot Times II-18
Noise II-18
Vibration II-18
Heat Generation II-18
Failure Rate II-18
File Copy/ Write Speed II-18
File Opening Speed II-19
Magnetism II-19
Capacity II-19
Cost II-19
Conclusion II-19
SSDs: Will They Replace HDDs? II-19

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-21
PCIe SSD: Definition& Overview II-21
PCIe Solid State Cards (SSC) II-21
PCIe Solid State Drives (SSD) II-22
Single Level Cell (SLC) II-22
Multi Level Cell (MLC) II-23
Enterprise MLC (eMLC) II-23
Advantages II-23
Least Latency II-23
Enhanced Efficiency II-23
Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) II-24
Scalability II-24
Demerits II-24
PCIe SSD - A Regressive Trend II-24
Cost II-24
Degradation of Performance II-24
Complicated Management II-25
Application Use Cases II-25

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES II-26
STEC Introduces 2TB PCIe and SAS Solid-State Drives II-26
OCZ Technology Group to Introduce Vector SSD Series for PCIe
Interfaces II-27
Intel Unveils Intel® Solid-State Drive 525 Series II-27
ASUS TeK Computer Unveils ROG RAIDR Express Solid-state
Storage Device II-28
Marvell Technology Group Launches Marvell® DragonFlyTM NVDRIVE II-28
Apricorn Unveils Velocity Solo X2 II-29
Biwin to Introduce PCI Express-Based Solid State Drive II-29
Micron Technology Launches PCIe-Based Solid State Drive II-29
Marvell and OCZ Technology Introduce Z-Drive R5 PCI Express
Storage Solution II-30
NexGen Expands NexGen n5 Storage Systems Line II-30
LSI Unveils NytroMegaRAID Range of PCI Express Solid-state
Drive Cards II-31
RunCore Innovation Technology Launches RunCore Kylin III PCIe
Solid-state Drive II-31
Marvell Technology Group Introduces DragonFly Platform II-31
SanDisk Rolls Out Lightning® PCI Express Solid State
Accelerator Cards II-32
Other World Computing Unveils OWC Mercury Accelsior II-33
Intel Launches 910 Series PCIe Solid State Drive II-33
OCZ Technology Group Rolls Out Z-Drive R4 CloudServ PCI
Express Flash Storage Solution II-34
Virident Systems Launches FlashMAX II PCIe Solid-State Drive II-35
Marvell Technology Group Introduces DragonFly Platform II-35
Virident Systems Introduces tachIOn™ PCIe Solid State Drive II-36
Netlist Unveils 32GB Mini PCIe SSD II-36
Micron Technology Introduces RealSSDTM P320h Solid-State Drive
Series II-37
STEC Introduces PCIe-Based Solid-State Drive II-37
OCZ Technology Group Introduces VeloDrive PCI-Express Solid
State Drive II-38
SANRAD Unveils Front Loadable PCIe SSD Accelerators Options in
V-Switch Storage Devices II-38
OCZ Technology Group Introduces Z-Drive Revision 4 PCIe
Storage Solutions II-38
Super Talent Introduces Range of PCIe SSDs II-39
Virident Systems Unveils Virident FlashMAX™ MLC Storage Class
Memory Solution II-39

5. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS II-41
BiTMICRO® Selects RunCore for BiTMICRO OnBoardTM Program II-41
Seagate Technology Enters into Partnership with Virident Systems II-41
Sonnet Technologies Upgrades TempoTM SSD and Tempo SSD Pro
PCIe SSD Cards for Booting Support in Mac Pro® Computers II-42
NVM Express Work Group Introduces NVMe 1.1 Specification II-42
EMC to Integrate WarpDrive PCIe SSDs Range of LSI II-43
Virident Systems and Colfax International Partner to Offer
Server Solutions II-43
OCZ Technology Group Inks Distribution Agreement with SED
International II-43
Proximal Data Collaborates with Micron Technology II-44
Nippon Rad Selects Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD of OCZ Technology Group
for Pedicss PC Platform II-44
BiTMICRO® Develops maxIOPCIe SSD II-45
IBM Acquires Texas Memory Systems II-45
SanDisk Takes Over FlashSoft II-46
Micron Technology Acquires VirtenSys II-46
OCZ Technology Group Takes Over SANRAD II-47
LSI Acquires SandForce II-48
Dell Deploys Micron Technologys 2.5-Inch Enterprise PCIe SSD II-48
Avnet Embedded Announces Expanded Distribution Agreement with
OCZ Technology Group II-49
LSI Announces Collaboration with Cisco and EMC II-49
Texas Memory Systems and NEVEX Virtual Technologies Enter into
Partnership II-49
Cisco Enters into Partnership with Fusion-io II-50
SanDisk Collaborates with Virident Systems to Offer Integrated
Storage Solution II-50
Teledyne Technologies Acquires LeCroy II-51
SanDisk Takes Over Pliant Technology II-51
OCZ Technology Group Acquires Indilinx II-51
Ciara Technologies Selects RevoDrive 3 X2 PCIe Solid State
Drive of OCZ Technology Group II-52
Integrated Device Technology and Micron Technology Co-develop
Single-chip Flash Controller with Native PCIe® II-52
Virident Deploys Virident tachIOn™ SSDs in MySQL Environments II-53
Texas Memory Systems to Demonstrate Performance of RamSan-70
PCIe Card II-53
BiTMICRO Networks Sets Up Subsidiary in India II-53

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-54
BiTMICRO Networks, Inc. (USA) II-54
Dell Inc. (USA) II-54
EMC Corporation (USA) II-54
Fusion-io, Inc.(USA) II-55
Fujitsu Technology Solutions (Germany) II-55
Foremay, Inc. (USA) II-55
Intel Corporation (USA) II-56
IBM Corporation (USA) II-56
LSI Corporation (USA) II-56
Micron Technology, Inc. (USA) II-57
Marvell Technology Group Ltd (USA) II-57
OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (USA) II-58
RUNCORE Innovation Technology CO, LTD. (China) II-58
SanDisk Corporation (USA) II-58
SMART Modular Technologies (USA) II-59
STEC, Inc. (USA) II-59
Violin Memory, Inc. (USA) II-59
Virident Systems Inc. (USA) II-60

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-61
Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PCIe
SSD Market by Geographic Region/Country - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, China and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 9: World 9-Year Perspective for PCIe SSD Market by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Annual
Shipments for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, China and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2010, 2012, and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

III. MARKET

1. UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current & Future Analysis III-1
Product Launches III-1
Strategic Corporate Developments III-12
Key Regional Players III-23
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 10: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PCIe
SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand Units
for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29

2. CANADA III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Current & Future Analysis III-30
Strategic Corporate Developments III-30
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 11: Canada Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-31

3. JAPAN III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Current & Future Analysis III-32
Strategic Corporate Developments III-32
B.Market Analytics III-33
Table 12: Japan Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

4. EUROPE III-34
A.Market Analysis III-34
Current & Future Analysis III-34
Strategic Corporate Developments III-34
Key Players III-34
B.Market Analytics III-35
Table 13: Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

5. CHINA III-36
A.Market Analysis III-36
Current & Future Analysis III-36
Product launches III-36
Strategic corporate developments III-36
Key Players III-37
B.Market Analytics III-38
Table 14: China Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Shipments in Thousand
Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38

6. REST OF THE WORLD III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Current & Future Analysis III-39
Product Launches III-39
Strategic Corporate Developments III-42
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 15: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for PCIe SSD Market Analyzed with Annual Unit
Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 41 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 41)

The United States (27)
Europe (3)
- Germany (1)
- Rest of Europe (2)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (11)

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