"The datacenter storage market is in the midst of a hangover following a big 2018," notes George Leopold
"IHS Markit reports that global server storage revenue declined 4 percent year-on-year during the second quarter, with unit shipments dropping 10 percent. Overall, the server storage market is expected to contract by 1.5 percent in 2019.
At the same time, the all-flash storage array sector rose a healthy 21 percent over the same quarter last year - despite a second-quarter revenue dip of 1.7 percent. The flash market is being driven in part by a what the analyst defines as 'performance-optimized' storage arrays based on flash NVMe drives..."
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