There are 3 ways to integrate flash in your customers’ solutions today.
Option 1: just do it.
Buy off-the-shelf solid state drives (SSDs) and substitute for disk drives
Or, incorporate thumb drives in your solution or process to solve a problem (security codes or data, for example)
Identify high-end applications where SSDs will make a real difference in user experience or performance
Flash storage means a 5X to 10X cost multiplier per gigabyte for you. This is justifiable and even profitable if you can find applications that justify a commensurate price increase or savings in your development/support costs.
Not a lot of market for this today, but it will grow fast. This is a great chance to get up the learning curve early.
Let’s hear how you’re doing this today. What’s the best current application for flash?