Overall Indian server market surged 19.2 percent in 2015: IDC

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Market intelligence and advisory services International Data Corporation (IDC) on Thursday said overall Indian server market rose by 19.2 percent in calendar year 2015 with 1,57,061 units shipment against 1,31,695 units sold in 2014.

“Nation-wide 4G roll outs and the entry of globally established cloud services providers continued to drive the compute demand through the last three quarters of CY 2015,” IDC said in a statement.

Digital India and Nasscom’s ‘10,000 Startups’ initiatives boosting the incubation of several start-ups also indirectly bolstered the compute demand, it said.

“Taking cues from the influx of a widely diversifying e-commerce ecosystem, home-grown hosting service providers further contributed to the compute demand by ramping up their existing infrastructure for enhanced offerings,” said the statement.

However, Q4 of 2015 witnessed 16.2 slump in server shipments with 32,853 units compared to Q3.

According to IDC, HP dominated the x86 family of server sales by grabbing 36 percent market share in Q4, followed by Dell with 24 percent, Lenovo with 12 percent, Cisco with five percent, Fujitsu with four percent and others 19 percent.

HP continued its domination on the revenue front as well with a 47 percent market share, followed by Dell with 24 percent, Lenovo with 12 percent, Cisco with six percent and white box providers with three percent.

“Server market in India is expected to drive consistent demand through CY 2016. Government backed surveillance and smart city projects and Digital India drives are expected to draw sizeable compute demand through the next few quarters,” the statement added.

IDC data is used by IT, telecom and consumer technology industries.

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