IBISWorld’s Network Attached Storage Devices procurement research is intended to help you save time and money in the initial research stages of the buying process. Our data and analysis explain the characteristics, pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and negotiation tactics of Network Attached Storage Devices to help your company negotiate strategically with suppliers. Our report insights also give your company the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives to better manage the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Network Attached Storage Devices - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2017, the average price of NAS devices has been declining at an estimated annualized rate of 1.5%, primarily due to a decrease in supplier purchase costs and competition from alternative data storage products. Growth in demand has, however, mitigated the rate of price declines.The average vendor in this market dedicates nearly half of their revenue to purchases...


Network Attached Storage Devices - Total Cost of Ownership

Buyers of NAS devices face a moderate total cost of ownership (TCO). Several factors contribute to the moderate TCO, including energy, transportation, installation and maintenance costs. Furthermore, buyers are likely to purchase hard disk drives or solid disk drives in conjunction with NAS devices. The sum of these costs amounts to about half of the benchmark price. The moderate TCO somewhat...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of network attached storage (NAS) devices. NAS devices are file storage servers that connect to internal networks to provide data access and recovery. NAS devices are built for storing and serving files; they are composed of hard drives connected via SATA, SAS or USB devices that are managed through an operating system and application. NAS devices are used to prevent data loss, add data storage and facilitate efficient data transfer among users within the network. The primary buyers of NAS devices are financial institutions, government agencies and healthcare companies. This report does not include secured area network (SAN) devices, storage outsourcing or direct-attached storage (DAS) devices.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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