Top 3 Emerging Trends Impacting the Global Serial Attached Storage Solid-state Drive Market from 2017-2021: Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#EmbeddedSystems–Technavio’s latest report on the global
serial attached storage (SAS) solid-state drive (SSD) market
provides
an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market
outlook until 2021. Technavio
defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to
significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.


The research study by Technavio on the global
SAS SSD market
for 2017-2021 provides a detailed industry
analysis based on the end-users (enterprise and client) and geography
(the Americas, EMEA, and APAC).

An SSD is a solid-state disk or an electronic disk that is used
for data storage and is built using semiconductors. It has a same
input/output interface design as hard disk drives (HDDs) and stores
data in solid-state memory. Technavio analysts forecast the global
SAS SSD market to reach 3.27 million units by 2021, at a CAGR of
more than 4% over the forecast period.

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The top three emerging trends driving the global SAS SSD market
according to Technavio hardware
and semiconductor
research analysts are:

  • Emergence of 3D negative AND (NAND)
  • Consolidation of data centers
  • Reduction in ASP of NAND flash memory

Emergence of 3D negative AND (NAND)

The arrival of 3D NAND has revolutionized the storage industry. NAND
flash device architectures are one-dimensional, which allows them to
store more data by increasing density, thus leading to the increase in
SAS SSD capacity.

3D NAND technology is witnessing swift adoption due to its
advantages such as low consumption of power, better endurance, and it
packs 32 or 64 times the capacity per die. The high potential of the
technology is attracting investments to the market, thereby driving its
growth
,” says Sunil Kumar Singh, a lead analyst at Technavio for embedded
systems
research.

Consolidation of data centers

Factors such as cost reduction, reducing power consumption, increasing
security, ensuring optimal efficiency, and acquisition of enterprises
are driving many end-users to take up data center consolidation
projects. Servers are being consolidated to work on a single piece of
computing hardware, as virtualization boosts the operating efficiency of
data center IT infrastructure. The rise in data center virtualization
has resulted in consolidation, which will increase the demand for high
capacity SAS SSDs as the amount of data to be handled in consolidated
data centers would be humongous.

Reduction in ASP of NAND flash memory

NAND flash price has a major impact on the price of SSDs, accounting for
up to 80% of the total cost of an SSD. The average selling price (ASP)
for 1 GB NAND constantly dropped from 2010 onwards, based on the price
decline of the raw NAND flash.

The overall storage costs are expected to decline further, as the
industry is focusing on effective ways to use flash technology. The fall
in prices will attract more consumers, which will drive the rising
adoption of these devices
,” says Sunil.

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