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Global Consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS Market 2017-2021

Global Consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS Market 2017-2021

About Consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS

Network attached storage (NAS) is a server-based storage system that enables the sharing of files among enterprise users. It is an independent network node in the LAN that consists of individual IP addresses. File transfer happens via an Ethernet connection shared by users and NAS systems. NAS allows multiple users to have access to the same file in a network. In an enterprise environment, NAS systems are used for backup, archiving, and disaster recovery of data.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS market to grow at a CAGR of 6.14% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail sales revenue of NAS systems used by individual consumers, small office and home office (SOHO), and SMBs.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Consumer, SOHO, And SMB NAS Market 2017-2021, 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 Americas
  • QNAP Systems
  • Synology
  • Western Digital Corporation
Other prominent vendors
  • Dell
  • Drobo
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development
  • NETGEAR
  • Seagate Technology
  • Thecus Technology
  • Zyxel Communications
Market driver
  • Rising demand for video surveillance systems
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Presence of alternative storage systems
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Adoption of cloud-based NAS
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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, SOHO, and SMB NAS Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS market: Apple, Buffalo Americas, QNAP Systems, Synology, and Western Digital Corporation.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Dell, Drobo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development, NETGEAR, Seagate Technology, Thecus Technology, and Zyxel Communications.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is adoption of cloud-based NAS. Cloud-based NAS is a remote storage system, which can be accessed over the Internet. It is also termed as cloud NAS-as-a-service and is often used for backups and archiving.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is rising demand for video surveillance systems. Smart home security is among the most demanding IoT applications from the consumer's end point. Smart home security systems operate on the centralized control of the home gateway where the intelligence shifts onto the cloud network. Cloud-based services provide a more user-friendly system to end-users for controlling the security devices as part of the cloud-based system. Issues such as interoperability, updating of software and so on would all be taken care of by cloud services.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is presence 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 creating the need for extra storage. In this case, consumers extend the storage capacity by adopting external hard disks. Moreover, many individual consumers are unaware of the existence of NAS devices. Most of the data generated is unstructured and of variable sizes that require high-performance storage systems to process.

Companies Mentioned

Apple, Buffalo Americas, QNAP Systems, Synology, and Western Digital Corporation. Dell, Drobo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development, NETGEAR, Seagate Technology, Thecus Technology, and Zyxel Communications.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Digital data generated by platforms
      • Table Storage behavior of Consumers in the US and the UK 2016
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS unit shipments 2016-2021 (thousand units)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Table Global consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS market: Segmentation by end-user 20162021 ($ millions)
    • Table Global consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS devices shipment units: Segmentation by end user 2016-2021 (thousand units)
    • SMB
      • Table Global consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS market by SMB segment 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table ASP and global shipment of SMB segment of consumer and SMB NAS market 2016-2021
    • SOHO
      • Table Global SOHO segment of consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table ASP and global shipment of SOHO segment of consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS market 2016-2021
    • Consumer
      • Table Global consumer segment of consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table ASP and global shipment of consumer segment of consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS market 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS market: Segmentation by geography 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Table Global consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS market by geography in 2016 and 2021 (% share)
    • Americas
      • Table Consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • EMEA
      • Table Consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • APAC
      • Table Consumer, SOHO, and SMB NAS market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Impact of drivers on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Adoption of cloud-based NAS
    • Emergence of hybrid storage arrays
    • Evolution of big data analytics
    • Adoption of NAS devices as media servers
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Vendor market share analysis in 2016 (% share)
  • Key vendor profiles
    • Apple
    • Buffalo Americas
      • Table Buffalo Americas: Product portfolio
      • Table Buffalo Americas: Recent developments
    • QNAP Systems
      • Table QNAP Systems: Product portfolio
      • Table QNAP Systems: Recent developments
    • Synology
      • Table Synology: Product portfolio
      • Table Synology: Recent developments
    • Western Digital Corporation
      • Table Western Digital Corporation: Product portfolio
      • Table Western Digital Corporation: Recent developments
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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