Friday 26 June 2015, Amsterdam
The report, now available on ASDReports, recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Consumer NAS Market: Apple Inc., Buffalo Technology, Netgear Inc., QNAP Inc., Seagate Technology Plc., Synology Inc. and Western Digital Corp.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Asustor, Drobo, iomega, Lacie, Thecus, Transporter and Zyxel
Commenting on the report, an analyst said: “Usage of NAS device as media servers is one of the key trends emerging in this market. Home NAS appliances can be used to back up connected devices and store media libraries. They can also remotely access and stream files to any networked device at home. The configuration of the device can be done easily through connected devices such as computers.”
According to the report, Cloud-based storage is gaining increased traction from individual as well as business users. A limited amount of storage is offered free of cost by CSPs. In addition, cloud-based storage is less secure because the data are commonly stored in the public cloud. NAS devices act as on-premises private cloud storage for end-users.
Further, the report states that NAS always depends on the available network for establishing communication between devices in the home network environment. There are many issues seen by consumers in creating shared storage. These issues include missing shared folders and also missing individual files during on-site as well as off-site access to the NAS device.
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.