Network- attached storage (NAS) is a low-maintenance, remotely manageable, server-based storage system that enables file sharing, multimedia streaming, and storing and sharing photos, music, and movies among users. It can also stream video content through smart TVs at home. It facilitates access to files through mobile devices that are connected to NAS appliances and offers high-performance storage compared to DAS (direct-attached storage) and external hard drives.
These systems are being used by individual consumers, small office and home office (SOHO), SMBs, SMEs, and large enterprises. Exabyte of storage capacity is being shipped worldwide every year by vendors, that are being to be used in NAS systems. The NAS systems was introduced with advanced features and benefits and with high-capacity storage than personal DAS and external portable drives.
The analysts forecast the global consumer NAS market to grow at a CAGR of 11.01% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global consumer NAS market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the analyst considers the revenue generated from the sales of NAS devices for individual consumers and retail sales revenue of individual consumer NAS storage devices.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
The report, Global Consumer and SMB 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.
- Buffalo Technology
- Western Digital
Other prominent vendors
- Requirement for personal data backup
- Connectivity challenges
- Use of NAS device as media servers
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?
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- Market overview
- Top vendor offerings
- Research methodology
- Economic indicators
- Key market highlights
- Market overview
- Selection criteria for NAS systems
- Market size and forecast
- Five forces analysis
- Individual consumers and SOHOs
- Segmentation by bay count
PART 10: Impact of drivers
PART 11: Market challenges
PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges
PART 13: Market trends
PART 14: Vendor landscape
- Competitive scenario
- Buffalo Technology
- Western Digital
- Other prominent vendors
- List of abbreviations
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 01: Vendor offerings
Exhibit 02: Growth of digital media
Exhibit 03: Digital data generated by platforms
Exhibit 04: Storage behavior of individual consumers in US and UK
Exhibit 05: Retail ASP of portable external drives versus NAS systems
Exhibit 06: Global consumer and SMB NAS market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 07: Global NAS unit (1-12 bay) shipment 2015-2020 (million units)
Exhibit 08: ASP of NAS units 2015-2020 ($)
Exhibit 09: Five forces analysis
Exhibit 10: Global individual consumer and SOHO NAS market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 11: Global SMB NAS market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 12: NAS unit shipment by bay limit 2015
Exhibit 13: NAS shipment 2015 (thousand units)
Exhibit 14: Global 1-bay NAS unit shipment 2015-2020 (in thousands)
Exhibit 15: Global 2-bay NAS unit shipment for 2015-2020 (in thousands)
Exhibit 16: Global 4-bay NAS unit shipment 2015-2020 (in thousands)
Exhibit 17: Global 5-bay NAS unit shipment 2015-2020 (in thousands)
Exhibit 18: Global 6-bay NAS unit shipment 2015-2020 (in thousands)
Exhibit 19: Global 8-bay NAS unit shipment 2015-2020 (in thousands)
Exhibit 20: Global 12-bay NAS unit shipment 2015-2020 (in thousands)
Exhibit 21: Other NAS unit shipment 2015-2020 (in thousands)
Exhibit 22: Geographical segmentation 2015
Exhibit 23: Consumer and SMB NAS market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 24: Consumer and SMB NAS market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 25: Consumer and SMB NAS market in APAC 2014-2019 ($ millions)
Exhibit 26: Impact of drivers
Exhibit 27: Impact of drivers and challenges
Exhibit 28: Vendor market share analysis 2015
Exhibit 29: Apple: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
Exhibit 30: Apple: Other product segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
Exhibit 31: NETGEAR revenue 2015 and 2014 ($ billions)
Exhibit 32: NETGEAR: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 and 2014 ($ millions)
Exhibit 33: NETGEAR: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
Exhibit 34: Seagate: Revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
Exhibit 35: Seagate: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
Exhibit 36: Western Digital: Revenue by channel 2015
Exhibit 37: Western Digital: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
The author of the report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global consumer and SMB NAS market: Apple, Buffalo Technology, NETGEAR, QNAP, Seagate, Synology, and Western Digital.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Asustor, Dell, D-Link, Drobo, HP, LeCie (Seagate), Thecus, Transporter, and Zyxel.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: “A trend that is positively impacting the market is the emergence of hybrid storage arrays. Hybrid storage arrays include both flash drives and HDDs. They are most suitable for organizations that require exceptional performance for some applications and additional capacity for less critical applications at reduced cost. Few storage arrays also support hybrid arrays. The adoption of these NAS units is very less compared to HDD-based units. However, new systems are being designed with support for both HDDs and SSDs.”
According to the report, a key growth driver is the growing need for personal data backup. Along with business data, personal data is also growing at an exponential rate. This is because of the advances in many industries such as consumer electronics and entertainment. Social media is acting as a potent ingredient in innovation with regard to devices such as smartphones and tablets. Social media is helping in connecting family and friends living worldwide.
Further, the report states that one challenge that could restrict market growth is the availability of alternative storage systems. Every consumer owns a laptop or desktop at home, with a DAS of up to 2 TB storage capacity. On an average, 1 TB is sufficient for their use until the disk overflows with data and creates the need for extra storage. In this case, consumers are extending storage through the adoption of external hard drives.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.