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Global Consumer and SMB NAS Market 2016-2020

About the Consumer and SMB NAS Market

Network- attached storage (NAS) is a low-maintenance, remotely manageable, server-based storage system that enables file sharing, multimedia streaming, and storing and sharing photos, music, and movies among users. It can also stream video content through smart TVs at home. It facilitates access to files through mobile devices that are connected to NAS appliances and offers high-performance storage compared to DAS (direct-attached storage) and external hard drives. These systems are being used by individual consumers, small office and home office (SOHO), SMBs, SMEs, and large enterprises. Exabyte of storage capacity is being shipped worldwide every year by vendors, that are being to be used in NAS systems. The NAS systems was introduced with advanced features and benefits and with high-capacity storage than personal DAS and external portable drives.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global consumer NAS market to grow at a CAGR of 11.01% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global consumer NAS market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, Technavio considers the revenue generated from the sales of NAS devices for individual consumers and retail sales revenue of individual consumer NAS storage devices.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Consumer and SMB NAS Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Apple
  • Buffalo Technology
  • NETGEAR
  • QNAP
  • Seagate
  • Synology
  • Western Digital
Other prominent vendors
  • Asustor
  • Drobo
  • iomega
  • Thecus
  • Transporter
  • Zyxel
Market driver
  • Requirement for personal data backup
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Connectivity challenges
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Use of NAS device as media servers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Consumer and Small and Medium-Sized Business (SMB) Network-Attached Storage (NAS) Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global consumer and SMB NAS market: Apple, Buffalo Technology, NETGEAR, QNAP, Seagate, Synology, and Western Digital.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Asustor, Dell, D-Link, Drobo, HP, LeCie (Seagate), Thecus, Transporter, and Zyxel.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “A trend that is positively impacting the market is the emergence of hybrid storage arrays. Hybrid storage arrays include both flash drives and HDDs. They are most suitable for organizations that require exceptional performance for some applications and additional capacity for less critical applications at reduced cost. Few storage arrays also support hybrid arrays. The adoption of these NAS units is very less compared to HDD-based units. However, new systems are being designed with support for both HDDs and SSDs.”

According to the report, a key growth driver is the growing need for personal data backup. Along with business data, personal data is also growing at an exponential rate. This is because of the advances in many industries such as consumer electronics and entertainment. Social media is acting as a potent ingredient in innovation with regard to devices such as smartphones and tablets. Social media is helping in connecting family and friends living worldwide.

Further, the report states that one challenge that could restrict market growth is the availability of alternative storage systems. Every consumer owns a laptop or desktop at home, with a DAS of up to 2 TB storage capacity. On an average, 1 TB is sufficient for their use until the disk overflows with data and creates the need for extra storage. In this case, consumers are extending storage through the adoption of external hard drives.

Companies Mentioned

Apple, Buffalo Technology, NETGEAR, QNAP, Seagate, Synology, Western Digital, Asustor, Dell, D-Link, Drobo, HP, LeCie (Seagate), Thecus, Transporter, and Zyxel.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top vendor offerings
      • Table Vendor offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Growth of digital media
      • Table Digital data generated by platforms
      • Table Storage behavior of individual consumers in US and UK
      • Table Retail ASP of portable external drives versus NAS systems
    • Selection criteria for NAS systems
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global consumer and SMB NAS market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global NAS unit (1-12 bay) shipment 2015-2020 (million units)
      • Table ASP of NAS units 2015-2020 ($)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-users
    • Individual consumers and SOHOs
      • Table Global individual consumer and SOHO NAS market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • SMB
      • Table Global SMB NAS market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by systems
    • Segmentation by bay count
      • Table NAS unit shipment by bay limit 2015
      • Table NAS shipment 2015 (thousand units)
      • Table Global 1-bay NAS unit shipment 2015-2020 (in thousands)
      • Table Global 2-bay NAS unit shipment for 2015-2020 (in thousands)
      • Table Global 4-bay NAS unit shipment 2015-2020 (in thousands)
      • Table Global 5-bay NAS unit shipment 2015-2020 (in thousands)
      • Table Global 6-bay NAS unit shipment 2015-2020 (in thousands)
      • Table Global 8-bay NAS unit shipment 2015-2020 (in thousands)
      • Table Global 12-bay NAS unit shipment 2015-2020 (in thousands)
      • Table Other NAS unit shipment 2015-2020 (in thousands)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Geographical segmentation 2015
    • Americas
      • Table Consumer and SMB NAS market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • EMEA
      • Table Consumer and SMB NAS market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • APAC
      • Table Consumer and SMB NAS market in APAC 2014-2019 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Vendor market share analysis 2015
    • Apple
      • Table Apple: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Apple: Other product segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
    • Buffalo Technology
    • NETGEAR
      • Table NETGEAR revenue 2015 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table NETGEAR: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 and 2014 ($ millions)
      • Table NETGEAR: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • QNAP
    • Seagate
      • Table Seagate: Revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Seagate: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Synology
    • Western Digital
      • Table Western Digital: Revenue by channel 2015
      • Table Western Digital: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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