Wednesday 24 June 2015, Amsterdam
The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global enterprise NAS market: Buffalo Technology, Dell, EMC², Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, NetAppNetgear, QNAP, Seagate Technology, Synology and Western Digital
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Asustor, Cisco Systems, Direct Data Networks, Drobo, Fujitsu, LeCie, Lenovo, LenovoEMC² (iomega), Nfina's, Oracle, Overland Storage, Quantum, Symentec, Thecus and Unylogix
Commenting on the report, an analyst said: “New trends are emerging in the market related to infrastructure used on-site as well as in data centers. Data centers are being made software defined, which is achieved through advancements in NAS systems. Hybrid arrays are being developed by merging both SAN and NAS systems to improve enterprise storage efficiency. NAS systems are now connected to the cloud to transfer data to cloud storage. These systems reduce the complexity of evolving enterprise operational environments.”
According to the report, enterprises worldwide are expanding their businesses to remain competitive. The market is driven by the growing amount of business data, mostly unstructured data. Many data centers are being built to store and process these data. The need for data backup and archiving along with multiple user access to files simultaneously will catapult the demand for NAS systems. These systems are being added with additional features to mitigate current business storage challenges. NAS windows server systems enhance collaborative enterprise environments.
Further, the report states that with enterprise environments evolving constantly in terms of data generation as well as increases in the number of users, storage infrastructures face challenges.
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.