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Global SMB and SME NAS Market 2016-2020

Global SMB and SME NAS Market 2016-2020

About SMB and SME NAS

NAS is a server-based storage system that enables file sharing between enterprise users. It is an independent network node in the LAN that consists of individual IP addresses. File transfer is achieved through an Ethernet connection between users and NAS systems. NAS allows multiple users to have access to the same file in a network.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global SMB and SME NAS market to grow at a CAGR of 32.99% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global SMB and SME NAS market from 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the shipment of rack mount and desktop NAS systems for SOHO, SMBs and SMEs.

The market is divided into the following segments based on end-user:

  • SOHO
  • SMBs
  • SMEs
Technavio's report, Global SMB and SME 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
  • Buffalo Technology
  • Netgear
  • QNAP
  • Seagate
  • Synology
  • Western Digital
Other prominent vendors
  • Aberdeen
  • AC&NC
  • Asustor
  • Cisco
  • CTERA Network
  • DataDirect Networks
  • Dell
  • d-link
  • Drobo
  • Fujitsu
  • Hitachi Data Systems
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Infortrend
  • iXsystems
  • LeCie Group
  • Lenovo
  • Nasuni
  • Oracle
  • Overland Storage
  • Quantum
  • Thecus
  • Unylogix
Market driver
  • Growing business data
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Compatibility issues
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Hybrid storage arrays
  • 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 SMB and SME NAS Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global SMB and SME NAS Market: Buffalo Technology, Netgear, QNAP, Seagate, Synology and Western Digital.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Aberdeen, AC&NC, Asustor, Cisco, CTERA Network, DataDirect Networks, Dell, d-link, Drobo , Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, Infortrend, ixsystems, LeCie Group, Lenovo, Nasuni, Oracle, Overland Storage, Quantum, Thecus, and Unylogix.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “SAN and NAS were earlier considered as two separate storage appliances, with the former being block-based and the latter file-based storage. Both the storage systems have their own advantages and disadvantages when it comes to implementation. Vendors in the storage market are offering hybrid SAN-NAS solutions, through which business can merge both block and file-based data in a common array.”

According to the report, with rapid expansion of businesses and the emergence of new industry verticals, data is growing at an exponential rate worldwide. Small business applications through PCs, mobile phones, and tablets generate large volumes of information. This trend is likely to pick up further during the forecast period.

Further, the report states that NAS systems are used by small business to enhance collaborative working environments by creating space for data sharing between peers. Administrators face several issues in creating shared storage for users, including missing shared folders or individual files, during on-site as well as off-site access to the NAS drive. These issues are prevalent when the system is configured with poor Ethernet connectivity or an IP address conflict.

Companies Mentioned

Buffalo Technology, Netgear, QNAP, Seagate, Synology, Western Digital, Aberdeen, AC&NC, Asustor, Cisco, CTERA Network, DataDirect Networks, Dell, d-link, Drobo , Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, Infortrend, ixsystems, LeCie Group, Lenovo, Nasuni, Oracle, Overland Storage, Quantum, Thecus, Unylogix.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • SMEs storage demand
    • Types of NAS systems
      • Table NAS architecture
    • Selection criteria for NAS systems
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global SMB and SME NAS market by revenue ($ billions)
      • Table Global SMB and SME NAS market by shipment (millions of units)
      • Table Global SMB and SME NAS market ASP ($)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type of organization
    • SOHO
      • Table Global SOHO NAS market by revenue ($ billions)
      • Table SOHO NAS shipment (millions of units)
      • Table ASP of SOHO NAS ($)
    • SMB
      • Table Global SMB NAS market by revenue ($ billions)
      • Table SMB NAS shipment (millions of units)
      • Table ASP of SMB NAS ($)
    • SME
      • Table Global SME NAS market by revenue ($ billions)
      • Table SME NAS shipment (millions of units)
      • Table ASP of SME NAS ($)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Geographical revenue share 2015
    • Americas
    • EMEA
    • APAC
  • Market drivers
    • Table Cost benefit analysis: Cloud Vs NAS
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Market share analysis by vendor
      • Table SOHO market share analysis
      • Table SMB market share analysis
      • Table SME market share analysis
    • Buffalo Technology
    • QNAP
    • Netgear
      • Table Netgear: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Netgear: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ million)
      • Table Netgear: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Seagate
      • Table Seagate: Product category
      • Table Seagate: Revenue by 2014 and 2015
      • Table Seagate: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Synology
    • Western Digital (WD)
      • Table Western Digital: Revenue generated by channels in 2015
      • Table Western Digital: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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