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:
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.
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.