Gartner: India IT infrastructure spending to reach US$2.3b by 2014

GartnerThe Indian IT infrastructure market, comprising of server, storage and networking equipment, will hit US$2.1 billion this year, growing 9.7 percent compared to 2012, according to Gartner.

“Despite global economic challenges, India provides strong growth opportunities across segments including infrastructure. Infrastructure alone is expected to surpass US$2.9 billion in 2017,” said Naveen Mishra, Research Director at Gartner. “The Nexus of Forces – big data, cloud, social and mobility – are finding real-time business driven use cases which is bringing a paradigm shift in the way IT is delivering business impact and hence, changing the role of an Indian CIO.”

The Indian IT infrastructure market is driven by hardware refresh, optimisation and consolidation efforts. New data centre build out, primarily driven by service providers, is providing added impetus to this market.

The server market accounts for the biggest chunk of the market totaling 753 million in 2013 and is forecasted to total US$962.3 million in 2017. Increased uptake of x86 based technologies, coupled with continued investment in virtualisation, will drive server growth.

Virtualisation is extending beyond servers and is setting the stage for private cloud adoption in many leading organisations.

Indian IT Infrastructure Revenue By Technology (Millions of US$)

Revenue

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Servers

707.4

753.0

792.3

836.8

892.0

962.3

Storage

346.3

374.2

430.3

507.2

604.7

702.3

Enterprise LAN

584.8

676.7

740.8

793.9

846

890.7

Enterprise WAN

266.3

284.7

305.1

327

354.3

373.8

Total

1,904.7

2,088.6

2,268.4

2,464.8

2,697.0

2,929.1

Source: Gartner, (May 2013)

External controller-based storage is the fastest growing segment with revenue growing from US$374.2 million in 2013 to US$702.3 million in 2017. While managing the storage demands is one of the biggest problems faced by Indian users, approaches such as tiered storage are helping to optimize storage needs. Integrating software driven intelligence in the storage market is another phenomenon which is gaining traction in India.

“New data center implementations to meet server consolidation and virtualisation needs, combined with campus upgrades, and growing adoption of multimedia applications and mobility, are driving the networking market. Future demand and dynamics of the market will also be heavily influenced by these trends as they intensify, and other disruptive technologies like cloud, social and big data take centre stage,” said Naresh Singh, Principal Research Analyst at Gartner.

 

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