The server market in India rose by 21.6 percent year-on-year (Y-o-Y) in Q1 2016, with 40,495 units shipped in Q1 2016 as against 33,292 units in Q1 2015. In terms of revenue, there was a 27.8 percent Y-o-Y growth registered in Q1 2016.
Continued investments from telecom service providers toward 4G deployments, piece-meal investments from local hosting providers, and periodic banking refreshes primarily contributed to the national compute demand in Q1 2016. The onset of digitization drives across multiple verticals and cities further drove server demand this quarter. Multiple ongoing smart cities initiatives and surveillance projects further propelled compute demand nationwide. The non x86 server market grew by 15.3 percent Y-o-Y in terms of unit shipments and 42.4 percent in terms of revenue in Q1 2016. Banking and Communications and Media verticals were the major contributors to this growth, owing to several bank refreshes and continued investments from telecom providers.
In India x86 markets, HPE maintained its leading position in Q1 2016 with 40 percent market share in terms of unit shipment, followed by Dell with a market share of 25 percent. Lenovo's market share dropped from 18 to 12 percent Y-o-Y. Cisco's market share dropped by 1 percent Y-o-Y, while Acer retained its market share at 3 percent. On the revenue front, HPE led with 46 percent market share, followed by Dell at 27 percent market share. Lenovo's market share stood at 8 percent in Q1 2016, closely followed by Cisco at 7 percent.