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Solid state looks good on the showroom floor: Editorial

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Hewlett-Packard is also bullish on solid state, predicting in a recent email announcement that the technology will gain momentum this year. This echoes IDC's prediction of 70% compound growth for SSDs by 2012. Pliant Technology, another solid-state engineering company working on technology specifically targeted at enterprise storage needs, recently announced its participation in SNIA's new Solid State Storage Initiative (

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SSSI). SSSI is a veritable "Who's Who" of memory and storage vendors, and while the SNIA stamp may not have all that much practical impact at this time, it does reflect its members' level of interest.

You may not see an $18,000 Ferrari anytime soon, but it's probably a good idea to keep your eye on developments in solid-state storage as it travels in the right direction.

Rich Castagna is Editorial Director of the Storage Media Group.

This was first published in January 2009

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