NetApp Eyes Growing SME Storage Market

NetApp has announced the complete integration of the 'S' family of storage solutions, formerly known as StoreVault, into its full line of storage and data management solutions for the mid-sized segment at an entry-level price.

hidden January 31, 2017 01:51:32 IST
NetApp Eyes Growing SME Storage Market

NetApp has announced the interim findings of its ongoing survey titled 'Data Explosion in India – Trends and Challenges' in partnership with The Nielsen Company. SMEs in India are heading towards a data deluge within a year’s time between now and 2009-10. According to the survey, there is a clear indication of rapid increase in storage requirements in the SME segment. There will be a 56 percent growth in SMEs whose data storage requirements will jump to the 500-999 GB range from the 100-499 GB range. Further, there will be a 133 percent growth in SMEs whose data storage requirements will increase in the 6-10 TB range. This shift in increase in storage requirements is also reflected by a corresponding drop by 29 percent of SMEs between 100-499 GB range and a 60 percent drop in the >100 GB range.

Further, there is expected to be a 50 percent and 33 percent growth in SMEs demanding storage in the 11-15 TB and >25 TB ranges respectively, which is a huge data management challenge coming up for SMEs. Owing to this huge potential in the Indian SME market, NetApp has also announced the complete integration of the S family of storage solutions, formerly known as StoreVault, into its full line of storage and data management solutions for the mid-sized segment at an entry-level price.

"The report findings clearly indicate that the SME market in India is growing rapidly, which is reflecting in their data storage requirements. The integration of the S family into NetApp’s full line of storage and data management solutions has happened at the most appropriate time for us considering the robust growth in the SME segment. The S Family will offer SMEs in India a new world of solutions especially designed for their evolving needs," said Surajit Sen, director – Channel, Alliances and Market, NetApp India.

About NetApp Data Explosion Survey

The Data Explosion survey is being conducted by The Nielsen Company in association with NetApp to substantiate the data growth in organizations in India. The survey aims to establish the challenges faced with respect to storage and data management and how organizations are dealing with these challenges.

The SME segment under the survey comprises 242 companies across Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune from the BFSI, media and entertainment, IT/ ITeS, automotive, manufacturing, pharma and healthcare sectors.

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