Global Enterprise NAS Market 2016-2020
About the Enterprise Network-Attached Storage (NAS) Market
NAS is a storage system that enables file sharing among enterprise users. It is an independent network node in the local area network (LAN) that consists of individual Internet protocol (IP) addresses. File transfer is achieved through an Ethernet connection between users and NAS systems.
NAS allows multiple users access to the same file in a network. In an enterprise environment, NAS systems are used for backup, archiving, and disaster recovery of data. NAS systems can also function as a multimedia, database, or print server for SMEs.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global enterprise NAS market to grow at a CAGR of 21.67% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global enterprise NAS market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the adoption of rack mount and desktop NAS systems among large enterprises and SMEs worldwide.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Enterprise Network-Attached Storage (NAS) Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global enterprise NAS market: Buffalo Technology, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, NetApp, NETGEAR, QNAP, Seagate, Synology, and Western Digital.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Aberdeen, AC&NC, Asustor, Cisco Systems, CTERA Networks, DataDirect Networks, Drobo, Fujitsu, LeCie (Seagate), Lenovo, Nfina Technologies, Oracle, Overland Storage, Quantum, Symantec, and Thecus.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “A major trend influencing the market is the growing implementation of software-defined storage (SDS). SDS involves a form of storage virtualization that separates software services such as data management, data protection, placement of data, and I/O capabilities from the underlying storage infrastructure. This helps increase the flexibility, scalability, and automation of the enterprise storage infrastructure. Importantly, SDS helps reduce overall storage costs for enterprises. SDS is a fundamental component of SDDCs and is gaining popularity among enterprises worldwide.”
According to the report, a key growth driver is the need for collaborative working environments. The NAS system enables collaboration among enterprise users by providing a central location for storing business data along with remote access to files stored on the device. The system can be seamlessly integrated with the cloud environment for simplified collaboration and centralized management.
Further, the report states that one challenge that could hamper market growth is issues surrounding NAS compatibility.
Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, NetApp, NETGEAR, QNAP, Seagate, Synology, Western Digital, Aberdeen, AC&NC, Asustor, Cisco Systems, CTERA Networks, DataDirect Networks, Drobo, Fujitsu, LeCie (Seagate), Lenovo, Nfina Technologies, Oracle, Overland Storage, Quantum, Symantec, Thecus.
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