SMAC To Boost India’s IT Infrastructure market
The Indian IT infrastructure market, comprising of server, storage and networking equipment, will total $1.9 billion in 2014, a 4% increase from 2013, according to Gartner, Inc. The growth is expected to be triggered by investment in the areas of social, mobility, analytics and cloud.
At a Gartner Infrastructure, Operations and Data Center Summit, which took place in Mumbai, analysts believe India’s in the global landscape, India is a promising IT Infrastructure market through 2017.
“The global IT infrastructure investment is expected to be almost flat in 2014 and will be primarily driven by hyper scale and data center modernization initiatives,” said Mike Harris, research group vice president at Gartner.
The research firm predicts Indian IT infrastructure is poised to be a US$2.35 billion market by 2017.
Naveen Mishra, research director at Gartner said, “After sluggish market conditions in 2013, the Indian infrastructure market will witness investments primarily fuelled by key IT initiatives that include mobility, cloud and big data.”
Indian enterprises will be focusing on building intelligent data centers that focus on optimizing existing hardware assets by using additional software capabilities. This will drive increased attention on newer trends such as public cloud, and integrated systems, he said.
Within the Indian IT infrastructure market, server revenue is forecast to reach US$663 million in 2014, a 1% decline from 2013. The server market is expected to return to positive growth in 2015 when revenue is forecast to total $697 million.
Enterprise networking is the biggest segment with revenue expected to touch US$887 million in 2014, says Gartner. Data center consolidation and virtualization along with cloud and mobility are the key trends influencing network purchases. There is great potential for both users and vendors to leverage some of the emerging technologies to be ready for the future.
According to Gartner, the storage market is on pace to reach US$384 million this year, an 11% increase from last year. Storage modernization and consolidation, backup and recovery, and disaster recovery are some of the key drivers to this market, and they are likely to remain relevant drivers over the forecast period through 2017.
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