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Storage & Management for the Connected Home

  • Published: September 2005
  • Parks Associates

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With more than 18 million U.S. homes equipped with a wired or wireless home network, the next phases of home networking deployment will center on solutions that deliver enhanced value to connectivity. This report examines the market for two advanced connectivity concepts – secure and easy-to-use storage / backup solutions and network management offerings. It provides an overview of the state of industry, profiles leading players and solutions, offers primary consumer data regarding adoption and interest, and forecasts market growth.

"Understanding storage and management solutions for the connected home is extremely important for broadband service providers, who are likely to play a key role in the next phase of home networking adoption," said Yuanzhe (Michael). "Networked storage will be another revenue-generating unit (RGU) attached to the home network, and home network management solutions could turn a cost center into a profit center."

1.0 Notes on Methodology
1.1 Consumer Data
1.2 Definitions
1.3 Digital Entertainment Segments

2.0 Storage Solutions for the Connected Home
2.1 Defining the Domain: Networked Storage Solutions
2.1.1 NDAS
2.1.2 Consumer NAS, IP SAN, and Personal Server
2.1.3 HDD-based Media Server
2.1.4 A Pyramid of Solutions
2.2 Hard Drive Industry Trends
2.3 Technology Components and Solution Vendors
2.3.1 Bill of Materials and Cost Breakdown
2.3.2 Networking Technologies
2.3.3 Software/Middleware Solutions
2.3.4 System on a Chip
2.3.5 Emerging Technologies: SATA and Perpendicular Recording
2.3.6 RAID Migrating into Consumer Market
2.3.7 Integrated Solutions vs. Adapter/Enclosure Solutions
2.4 Market Snapshot
2.4.1 What's the Value Proposition?
2.4.2 Market Drivers and Inhibitors
2.4.3 Competitive Landscape
2.4.4 Partnering up in the Early Market
2.4.5 Marketing Strategies and Distribution Channels
2.4.6 Entry of Major Hard Drive and Networking Companies
2.4.7 Networked Storage: A Candidate for Media Server? 24
2.4.8 Online Storage
2.5 Consumer Analysis
2.5.1 Demand for Storage
2.5.2 Backup Behaviors and Needs
2.5.3 Interest in a Networked Storage
2.5.4 Analysis of the Targeted Segments
2.5.5 Price Sensitivity and Desired Features

3.0 Network Management Solutions for the Connected Home
3.1 Defining the Domain
3.2 Home Network Management Software
3.3 WAN Remote Management Solution Providers

4.0 The Role of Broadband Service Providers

5.0 Market Forecasts

6.0 Important Market Implications

Networked Storage Vendors
Anthology Solutions
Axentra Corp.
Buffalo Technology
D-Link
Infrant Technologies
I-O DATA Device, Inc.
IOGEAR, Inc.
Iomega
LaCie
Linksys
Maxtor
Mirra Inc. (Part of Seagate as of Sept. 2005)
Netgear
SmartDisk
Seagate
SimpleTech
TRITTON Technologies
Western Digital
Ximeta
Agere Systems Inc.
Broadcom
Hitachi
Intel Corporation
Freescale Semiconductor (Motorola)
Silicon Image
Zetera
Affinegy
Digiticians
Gteko
Pure Networks
Sereniti
SingleClick Systems
Ashley Laurent
Jungo Software Technologies
Motive, Inc.
Sandvine
SupportSoft

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