India’s server market up, external storage market down in Q1

In back-to-back Q1 updates, IDC has reported that India’s server market grew 33.8 percent to reach US$310.6 million while its external storage market dropped six percent to US$83.0 million.

The x86 market contributed 88.8 percent to server revenue, with the highest contribution coming from professional services and telecommunications. Non-x86 grew 1.8 percent to reach US$34.8 million in.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was the top vendor in the x86 server market with a revenue share of 35.8 percent, followed by Dell Technologies with 26.5 percent, and Lenovo and Cisco.

However, HPE had to settle for third spot in the non-x86 server market, behind leader IBM and Oracle.

“We continue to expect the momentum for 2021 though it will be marked with a declining market for Q2 owing to the lockdown. However, market sentiments look positive as we expect CY2021 to witness a growth of 29.6 percent in terms of value during 2020-21,” said Dileep Nadimpalli, Senior Research Manager for Enterprise Infrastructure at IDC India.

External storage market take a hit

In a declining external storage market, All-Flash Arrays (AFA) contributed 40.5 percent, thanks to increased uptake from banking organisations.

Entry-level storage systems grew by 11.5 percent in Q1 due to increased investments from banking, government and manufacturing organisations. Midrange and high-end storage segments declined but are expecting strong uptake in the near future.

Dell Technologies led the external storage systems market with a 27.0-percent market share by vendor revenue, followed by HPE and NetApp.

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