Joseph F. Kovar
Here’s a look at some of the latest flash storage technologies introduced at this week’s Flash Memory Summit 2022 conference that will be impacting the storage industry for some time to come.
Full Speed Ahead
The Flash Memory Summit 2022 conference, held this week, is a showcase for the latest in flash storage technology. The conference, also known by its “FMS” acronym, brought together developers of a wide range of memory technologies including NAND Flash, DRAM, MRAM, ReRAM, and DNA storage, as well as flash drives and complete flash storage systems based on those technologies. .
High-performance flash storage is a big business. Analyst firm Research and Markets this year estimated the global all-flash array market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 25 percent from 2021 to 2026, rising from an estimated $18.0 billion in 2021 to $54.9 billion in 2026. Meanwhile , Research and Markets estimates that the world flash memory market will grow at a CAGR of 4.9 percent through 2025 to reach a total value of $80 billion.
While the top of the flash storage chain is dominated by such storage vendors as NetApp, Pure Storage, Dell Technologies and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a lot of the development is carried out at the component level, which includes companies as well known as Seagate and Kioxia. as well as a large number of relatively unknown companies who develop their technologies in relative obscurity. Many of those smaller companies used FMS 2022 to bring attention to their flash memory and flash storage components and software capabilities.
Whether you attended the Flash Memory Summit 2022 or not, there was plenty of new technology to consider. CRN is offering a look at what 12 companies, big and small, are doing to help improve the performance and lower the cost of flash storage.