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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 (
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