Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Server Shipments in India Increased 18.8 % in Q3 of 2014 While Revenue Increased 14%: #Gartner

Server shipments in India grew 18.8 percent during the third quarter of 2014, resulting in a revenue increase of 14 percent,” said Nandita Iyer, research analyst at Gartner. Most of this growth is being fueled by hardware refresh and consolidation efforts, which slowed down during the first half of 2014. Though x86 servers fuelled the growth in third quarter with 18.9 percent year on year shipment growth, Unix-based hardware revenue also grew by 7.6 percent as compared to last year.

In terms of vendor performance, HP occupied the first spot, followed by Dell and IBM, in terms of server revenue in India. HP dominated the market with its strong leadership in x86 server market. IBM is currently going through a major transition as the divestment of its x86 business completes. Dell has exhibited a consistent improvement in sales as it executes on improved channel coverage, product breadth and solution offerings.

“Overall, the Indian server market is expected to remain flat for 2014 and return to positive growth in 2015 with a revenue forecast of $677 million, growth of 3.3 percent compared to 2014. Gartner expects that this growth will mainly come from data center and infrastructure modernization investments, mobility solutions, consolidation and virtualization, “ said Naveen Mishra, research director at Gartner.