SMBs that have moved their applications and phone systems into the cloud also take advantage of cloud storage, according to new research, but they dont seem to trust that method completely.
Research firm In-Stat says more than seven in 10 SMBs using cloud storage also use network-attached storage. In fact, the market for network-attached storage for SMBs will grow faster than originally expected, reaching $2 billion in 2015, In-Stat found. To that point, 57.3 percent of SMBs responding to In-Stats poll said they use network-attached storage. Channel partners, take note: North America and Europe will represent the greatest regions for growth, making up 84.6 percent of revenue opportunity, according to In-Stat.
Network-attached storage is an on-premise server connected to a network to provide file-based data storage to other devices on the network. These systems tend to support one or more hard disk drives, and often include features such as redundancy and back-up/replication services for all devices on the network.