Samsung Electronics is reported to be the world’s number one supplier of enterprise solid state drives (SSD) used in corporate data centers.
The prime market research firm, IDC in its new Worldwide Solid State Storage Quarterly Update CY 1Q16, shows that the company logged a prime position in Enterprise SSD sales in Q1 of this year with marking 32.4 percent compared to the second place finisher with 16.9 percent.
“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.
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.
Showing rapid market growth in storage support for data centers worldwide, The South Korean tech major now has more than 18 SSD families in the enterprise, with a total of over 100 different SKUs.
The rapid growing role as top SSD supplier in the enterprise follows on its leadership in client (PC) SSD sales over the past six years, said the company.