India will be the second largest market for data center infrastructure within the Asia/Pacific region, and it will also be the second fastest growing market in Asia/Pacific in 2015, says Gartner.
Data center infrastructure market in India, which comprises server, storage and networking, will grow by 5.4 percent in 2014 to reach total $2.03 billion in 2015, says the new research from Gartner.
Enterprise networking is the biggest growth segment, with revenue expected to reach $948 million in 2015.
Data center consolidation and virtualization, along with cloud and mobility, are the key trends influencing network purchases.
Within the Indian IT infrastructure market, server revenue is forecast to reach $677 million in 2015, a 3 percent increase over 2014. This will be the first year of positive growth post the decline of 5.3 percent in 2013 and the 2.1 percent decrease expected in 2014, according to Gartner.
The storage market is forecast to reach $409 million in 2015, a 7 percent increase from this year. Storage modernization and consolidation, backup and recovery, and disaster recovery are some of the key drivers to this market.
A strong recovery within the telecommunication segment, coupled with growth within the manufacturing and the government segment, will continue to drive market growth, Gartner said.
The market will be buoyed by an overall increase in sentiments and a strong resurgence of growth-related projects across verticals such as banking, insurance, telecom and the government segment, said Aman Munglani, research director at Gartner.
”While much of the SMB segment is likely to focus on infrastructure build up, large enterprises within the segments mentioned above will look at infrastructure replacement and growth related projects covering mobility, cloud and big data,” Munglani added.
Indian enterprises are 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, Gartner said.