Samsung Electronics Now Ranked No. 1 in Enterprise SSD Market
#Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it is now the world’s number one supplier of enterprise solid state drives used in corporate data centers, as reported by a number of analyst firms.
The IDC* report, Worldwide Solid State Storage Quarterly Update CY 1Q16, shows that Samsung rose to the leader position in Enterprise SSD sales in Q1 of this year, with the IDC data showing Samsung at 32.4 percent compared to the second place finisher with 16.9 percent. This shows a sharp upswing in Enterprise SSD sales from Q4 of 2015 when Samsung was in a virtual dead heat with its closest competitor with about a 22 percent market share. For the year 2015, IDC showed Samsung with a 20.6 percent share.
“Lately, Samsung’s role in leading the movement to SSDs in the enterprise market has been quite impressive. Samsung’s success in supporting all-flash systems has fueled its rise in enterprise storage thanks to a broad portfolio of SSDs, including offering the highest densities as well as SATA, SAS and NVMe PCIe solutions,” said Jeff Janukowicz, research vice president, SSDs and Enabling Technologies, IDC.
Analyst firm Forward Insights** showed a slightly larger market lead for Samsung, reporting that in the first quarter of 2016, Samsung easily led the enterprise SSD market with a 34 percent share, well above the 19 percent share of the nearest competitor. This compares with a second place Samsung finish with 25 percent of Enterprise SSD market share in Q4 of 2015, according to the analyst firm.
“Samsung has sharply increased its presence in the enterprise storage market as server and flash-array OEMs are seeking to take advantage of the company’s technological leadership, 3D manufacturing and fast, reliable product delivery,” said Greg Wong, founder and principal analyst, Forward Insights. “Samsung is expected to maintain its market position in 2016 and possibly beyond as it leverages its leading position in 3D NAND technology,” he added.