70 Percent of SMBs Using Cloud Storage Also Have NAS
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In its first survey report covering the network-attached storage (NAS) marketplace for small and medium-sized business (SMB), analyst firm In-Stat this week said research data shows that seven out of ten SMBs that use cloud-based storage also use NAS.
Additionally, although NAS used by SMBs comprises a smaller overall chunk of the entire NAS market, In-Stat believes that market is primed for significant growth and expects it to reach some $2 billion by 2015.
The report, entitled, "Worldwide SMB Network-Attached Storage: Technology and Service Innovation Drive High Growth," was released by Scottsdale, Arizona-based In-Stat on Tuesday.
"Worldwide small and medium business network-attached storage unit shipments grew by 46.5 percent in 2010," according to the survey report.