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Network Storage Market Grows

Market analysis firm In-Stat are reporting that the consumer network storage market grew at a faster rate in 2007 compared to 2006, and that it has also more than doubled in the last two years. Although competition in this market has increased with more players, opportunities can be captured, including NAS, SAN, NDAS, and Windows Home Server platforms.

Vendors had been waiting for consumers to catch up with their network storage offerings, but that has begun to change. “However, many consumers are still not familiar with LAN-capable storage products,” says Joyce Putscher, In-Stat analyst. “Consumer education is likely to benefit from Windows Home Server (WHS) partners.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • WHS purchasers will mainly be educated by PC vendors, while traditional network storage purchasers will be educated by networking equipment and storage vendors.
  • Capacities over 500GB made solid progress in 2007.
  • In-Stat’s industry-leading vendor matrix shows that media serving features continue to penetrate more models, as do remote access and DLNA compatibility.

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  1. Wasp Larva says:

    All this is based upon a business doing their own Market analysis. I won’t even suggest here that this business is paid by Microsoft of that it’s part of the Microsoft holdings…

    The real point of the reality isn’t some analysis going on here to soft sell their ideas. The real concern should be the economy that’s in trouble.

    If your a late comer, by now you should be becoming aware that the U.S. economy is in a recession. There isn’t going to be a Network Storage market when people don’t earn incomes to afford it.

  2. Justin says:

    Corporate education is likely to benefit from consumers boycotting wasteful products produced. How about that?

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