Communications & Media and Banking verticals continued to be the major contributors to this market. Internet banking initiatives, cyclic banking refreshes and continued investments from telecom providers majorly contributed to this demand.
In India x86 market, HPE maintained its leading position in Q2 2016 with 34 percent market share in terms of unit shipment, followed by Dell with a market share of 25 percent. Lenovo’s market share dropped further to 11 percent quarter-on-quarter. White box providers gained marginal market share of 2 percent, up from 11 percent in Q1 2016 to 13 percent in Q2 2016; however, they witnessed 6.1 percent decline in terms of absolute unit shipment quarter-on-quarter. Cisco’s market share rose by 2 percent quarter-on-quarter, while Acer’s share dropped by 1 percent.
On the revenue front, HPE continued to lead with 37 percent market share, followed by Dell at 27 percent market share. Cisco’s market share stood at 12 percent in Q2 2016, closely followed by Lenovo at 10 percent.
According to Gaurav Sharma, Research Manager- Enterprise & IPDS, IDC India, ”Market is expected to pick up on the back of enterprise demand propelled by refresh/upgrade, analytics and new digital projects requiring modern infrastructure. The emergence of cloud /DC buyers and white box players (in the mainstream) are two trends to watch out for.”
The IDC report forecasts that Government backed Smart City Projects and Digital India drive are expected to draw sizeable compute demand through the next few quarters. Ongoing banking refreshes and digitization initiatives are expected to propel server demand across most verticals including Professional services, Banking, Education and Manufacturing.