Monday, September 29, 2014

#Gartner Says India IT Infrastructure Spending to Reach $2 Billion in 2015

Indian data center infrastructure market, comprising of server, storage and networking equipment, will total $2.03 billion in 2015, a 5.4 percent increase from 2014 revenue of $1.92 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. India will be the second largest market for data center infrastructure within the Asia/Pacific region, and it will also be the second fastest growing market in Asia/Pacific in 2015.
Within the Indian IT infrastructure market, server revenue is forecast to reach $677 million in 2015, a 3 percent increase over 2014 (see Table 1). This will be the first year of positive growth post the decline of 5.3 percent in 2013 and the 2.1 percent decrease expected in 2014. There are numerous drivers for compute capacity- for example the Nexus of Forces (encompassing cloud, social, mobile and information) creates a whole host of new workloads that will need servers to provision the compute capacity. Density, power consumption and performance are some of the top concerns on the minds of end user organizations.

Enterprise networking is the biggest segment with revenue expected to reach $948 million in 2015. Data center consolidation and virtualization, along with cloud and mobility, are the key trends influencing network purchases. There is great potential for both users and vendors to leverage some of the emerging technologies to be ready for the future.

The storage market is forecast to reach $409 million in 2015, a 7 percent increase from this year. Storage modernization and consolidation, backup and recovery, and disaster recovery are some of the key drivers to this market, and they are likely to remain relevant drivers over the forecast period through 2018. A strong recovery within the telecommunication segment, coupled with growth within the manufacturing and the government segment, will continue to drive market growth.