Public cloud expansion leads the Indian server market to grow more than 50 percent in Q3 of 2017, says IDC

The growth resulted from the expansion of Data Centres and increase spending from public cloud players during the third quarter this year.


Driven by the public cloud expansion, the overall Indian server market witnessed a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 51.1 percent in terms of revenue in the third quarter of 2017, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said.

 Public cloud expansion leads the Indian server market to grow more than 50 percent in Q3 of 2017, says IDC

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The server market reached $300.83 million in the third quarter of 2017 while the growth in the third quarter of 2016 was $199.05 million, according to the IDC "Asia-Pacific Quarterly Server Tracker" Q3 2017 report.

The growth resulted from the expansion of Data Centres and increase spending from public cloud players during the third quarter this year.

The "x86" server market grew 89.7 percent, with HPE leading with a share of 23.9 percent (in terms of revenue), followed by Dell with a revenue share of 18.0 percent and Cisco contributing for 8.6 percent of revenue share in the third quarter.

"Professional services, manufacturing and BFSI are the next growth verticals, so positioning vertical-focused strategies and programmes specific to partner would yield good results for vendors," Harshal Udatewar, Server Market Analyst, IDC India, said in a statement.

The growth of "x86" platform was also co-related to the fact that Linux is becoming the OS of choice for enterprises running new age workloads, the report added.

"Enterprises need to offer a clear messaging and differentiated solution around hybrid cloud where features beyond hardware capabilities become crucial," added Sharyathi Nagesh, Senior Research Manager, Enterprise Infrastructure, IDC India.

The "non-x86" market declined annually by 11.2 percent to reach $30.95 million in the third quarter.

In terms of revenue, IBM made a comeback accounting for 59.8 percent of market share, followed by HPE with the share of 25.6 percent during Q3 2017.


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