The overall server market in India witnessed a YoY) increase of 60 percent in terms of revenue to reach USD 304.6 million in Q2 2017 versus USD 190.4 million in Q2 2016, predicts IDC. The x86 server market accounted for 91.1 percent of the overall server revenue during Q2 2017, with growth being majorly driven by spending from captive and outsourced data centers and public cloud service providers.
In India the x86 market, HPE leads the Indian server market with 30.8 percent in Q2 2017, as revenue increased by 48.9 percent YOY to USD 85.5 million. The major deals for HPE came from telecommunications and professional services verticals. Dell successfully increased its market share to 21.4 percent during Q2 2017, while Cisco accounted for 8.0 percent of the market share winning deals across various verticals. ODM directly continue their accelerated growth, addressing the demand of the underserved Indian data center market.
Third-platform technologies have made many end-users rethink their data center strategies and are the major drivers behind the infrastructure demand in India. Digitalization is reaching the mainstream in banking, professional services, and government verticals whereas telcos spending is focused toward improving customer experience management and the launch of VoLTE across India. The India server market looks favorable from compute point of view as major users of data centers such as BFSI, telecom, IT and ITeS, and government are showing remarkable growth opportunities in India.