In its recent Market Share: Network-Attached Storage/Unified Storage Worldwide 2010 report, Gartner lists Netgear as first in global vendor revenue share for Network-Attached Storage (NAS)/unified storage systems priced under $5000, fourth for systems under $25,000, and eighth for NAS/unified storage systems overall.
This was a significant increase on the previous report.
Research Director in the Data Systems Group at Gartner and author of the report on NAS and unified storage market share, Pushan Rinnen, said the estimated pure NAS market grew 37.4 per cent to $US3.7 billion.
“Worldwide vendor revenue for the low-end network-attached storage and unified storage market increased 18.4 per cent in 2010 compared with 2009 to over US$1.2 billion. The estimated low-end iSCSI SAN portion of the unified storage market grew 60 per cent to US$113 million,” he said.
Netgear Australia storage specialist, Peter Levett, said the company is seeing several SMBs tackle traditional IT storage problems such as backup, virtualisation, and data growth in A/NZ.
“Global small to mid-sized customers are reducing costs by examining alternatives to traditional enterprise IT vendors,” Netgear senior product line manager, Mark Song, said.
Levett claimed the company’s results shows SMB organisations are embracing ReadyNAS as an alternative to big IT.