‘Data centre infra market in India to reach $2 billion’


New Delhi: The Indian data centre infrastructure market will witness a 5.2 percent increase from 2015, totalling $2 billion in 2016, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Within the Indian IT infrastructure market, server revenue is forecast to reach $698 million in 2016, an increase of 5.3 percent over 2015. Enterprise networking will continue to be the biggest segment with revenue expected to touch $963 million in 2016,” said Aman Munglani, the research director at Gartner.

“This segment will also be the fastest growing market, as spending is forecast to increase 5.9 percent in 2016. With increased focus on mobility and big data activities in India, software defined networking has the highest adoption rate amongst Indian enterprises,” he added.

The storage market is projected to reach $307 million in 2016, a 3 percent increase from 2015, the research firm said.

“Storage modernisation 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 2019,” it added.

Gartner also expects the emerging hyper converged integrated systems and storage technologies based on software-defined storage to encroach on the traditional ECB external controller-based) storage market.