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Worldwide SMB Network-Attached Storage: Technology and Service Innovation Drive High Growth
In-Stat/MDR, May 2011, Pages: 40
Worldwide small and medium business (SMB) network-attached storage (NAS) unit shipments grew by 46.5% in 2010. In this report, In-Stat initiates coverage of the SMB NAS market, including survey data relating to the use of NAS and cloud services, as well as an in-depth overview of the market and technology trends. Market shares for leading vendors are listed for 2010. SMB NAS unit shipments and revenues are forecast through 2015.
- Definition of Network-Attached Storage
- Segmentation of the Network-Attached
- Storage Market
Description of the Consumer NAS Sub-Segments
Market Trends in SMB NAS
- Overview of the Survey Sample
Survey Respondent Profile
- Small and Medium Businesses that Use NAS
- Small and Medium Businesses that Don’t Use NAS
- NAS and Cloud-Based Services
- What We Learned from the TAP Survey
Technology Trends and the Vendor Product and Feature Matrix
Solid State Drives
- Cloud Services
Remote Management and Content Access
- Green Technology
SMB NAS Market Forecast
- Worldwide Consumer and SMB NAS Vendor Market Share
HP Out, Cisco In
Total NAS Shipments by Vendor Size
SMB NAS Market Share Leaders for 4.0+TB Capacity
- SMB NAS Shipments by Capacity
- Total NAS Shipments by Price Tier
- SMB NAS Shipment Forecast
- SMB NAS Revenue Forecast
List of Tables
Table 1. Segmentation of the Network-Attached Storage Market by Type, Features, and Price Range
Table 2. Which of the Following Best Describes Your Organization’s Primary Line of Business?
Table 3. How Knowledgeable are You Regarding Your Organization’s IT Services?
Table 4. How Long has Your Organization Been Using this Type of Data Storage?
Table 5. What is the Current Capacity of Your NAS Unit?
Table 6. What was the Main Reason Your Organization Started Using NAS?
Table 7. What are the Key Benefits that NAS Provides Your Organization?
Table 8. What is the Name of the NAS Product Vendor that Your Organization Uses?
Table 9. Why Hasn’t Your Organization Considered Using NAS?
Table 10. What Would Make Your Organization Consider Using NAS?
Table 11. Would Any of the Following Applications Increase Your Organization’s Likelihood of Purchasing NAS?
Table 12. How Long has Your Organization been Using Cloud-Based Data Storage?
Table 13. What Does Your Organization use Cloud-Based Services For?
Table 14. What is the Name of Your Organization’s Cloud Service Provider?
Table 15. SMB NAS Vendor Product Feature Matrix, 2011
Table 16. Worldwide Total NAS Shipments by Vendor Size, 2009 vs. 2010 (Units in Thousands)
Table 17. Worldwide NAS Vendor Market Shares: 2009 vs. 2010 (Units in Thousands)
Table 18. SMB NAS Market Share Leaders for 4.0+TB NAS, 2010
Table 19. Worldwide Total NAS Shipment Forecast by Capacity, 2009–2015 (Units in Thousands)
Table 20. Worldwide Total NAS Shipment Segmentation by Price Tier, 2009–2015 (Percent of Total)
Table 21. Worldwide SMB NAS Shipment Forecast by Region, 2009–2015 (Units in Thousands)
Table 22. Worldwide SMB NAS Average Price, 2009–2015
Table 23. Worldwide SMB NAS Revenue Forecast by Region, 2009–2015 (US$ in Millions)
List of Figures
Figure 1. Consumer and SMB NAS History and Forecast, 2009–2015 (Units in Thousands)
Figure 2. How Many Employees Work for Your Organization at All Offices, Sites, and Locations?
Figure 3. How Does Your Organization Manage its IT?
Figure 4. Which of the Following Describes Your Area of Responsibility and/or the Scope of Knowledge on the use of IT Solutions for Your Organization?
Figure 5. Top Five NAS Vendor Market Shares, 2010
Figure 6. Worldwide Total NAS Shipment Forecast by Capacity, 2009–2015 (Units in Thousands)
Figure 7. Worldwide SMB NAS Shipment Forecast by Region, 2009–2015 (Units in Thousands)
Figure 8. Worldwide SMB NAS Revenue Forecast by Region, 2009–2015 (US$ in Millions)
Cloud Storage Is Not the Death Knell for Worldwide Small and Medium Business (SMB) Network-Attached Storage (NAS); SMB NAS Revenues to Reach $2 Billion in 2015
According to a recent In-Stat survey, over seven in ten small and medium-size businesses that use cloud-based storage solutions also use networked-attached storage (NAS). While SMB NAS represents a smaller portion of the total NAS market, SMB NAS is expected to grow at a much faster rate over the forecast period with revenues reaching $2 billion in 2015, says In-Stat.
Network-attached storage is a specialized server connected to a network that provides file-based data storage services to other devices on the network. NAS systems typically have the capability to support one or more hard disk drives (HDDs), and often include features such as RAID (redundant array of independent disks) and back up/replication services for all the devices attached to the network.
“As the market has matured, the definition of NAS has taken on additional aspects,” says Norm Bogen, VP Research. “In particular, system management software has evolved into the most important feature of NAS adoption for several reasons, but primarily because it simplifies the user experience to set up and manage NAS products.”
New research findings include:
- 57.3% of SMB survey respondents use NAS technology products.
- North America and Europe will represent 84.6% of the revenue opportunity for the SMB NAS market.
- Survey respondents that "don't use NAS" tend to have less than 50 employees.
Recent In-Stat research, Worldwide SMB Network-Attached Storage: Technology and Service Innovation Drive High Growth (#IN1105046CT), provides survey results and coverage of the small and medium business (SMB) NAS market, including survey data relating to the use of NAS and cloud services, as well as an in depth overview of the market and technology trends. Key data highlights include:
- Worldwide total NAS and SMB NAS vendor market shares
- Total NAS shipments by vendor size
- SMB NAS shipments by capacity
- Total NAS shipments by price tier
- SMB NAS shipments
- SMB NAS revenues
This research is part of In-Stat’s Business IP Communications service, which provides comprehensive analysis and forecasts of the market for business IP communications, including unified communications, VoIP and Fixed Mobile Convergence.
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