Worlds 4th largest SSD vendor might surprise you… it’s the big G

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They only sell to themselves LOL.

A surprise player in the enterprise SSD market: Google. That company captured
nearly 9 percent of all the revenue from enterprise SSD sales. It’s
curious, because Google does not come to mind as a hardware vendor. The company
isn’t actually selling SSDs to other companies, but rather obtaining SSD
components and having them put together and tested for its own use.
quoted from Gigaom http://gigaom.com/2013/07/03/notable-ssd-market-players-fusion-io-violin-memory-and-wait-for-it-google/ Is it extremely surprising ?No, when you think about it, why not? Why should they have to buy an SSD from another vendor? Why cant they hire R&D people, since they hold more data than any other company in the world and have to store it, why shouldn’t they buy flash and make their own. It makes nothing but sense.:wink:


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I wonder if they anything special with those SSDs. If they have made improvements that are usual for the general public, I hope they’ll release it :wink:


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[QUOTE=Bakst0ne;2692448]I wonder if they anything special with those SSDs. If they have made improvements that are usual for the general public, I hope they’ll release it ;)[/QUOTE]
They are Enterprise SSDs, not for the consumer. And extremely expensive to make, much less to sell to the public. Google has server farms all over the world, they probably cant make enough for their own needs much less sell them.


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There’s nothing like in-house talent for designing what you want -customization.
If you have a particular use (and who doesn’t? ), and it is large enough, and it is financially feasible to build your own, why not?
It’s why people build htpcs. Players on the market aren’t good enough, or have limitations, htpcs have extreme flexibility, but there is a cost associated with that., either a $100 apple tv, or a $300 ppm htpc.

Google however has bulk on their side.