Indian e-commerce and startup landscape is undoubtedly rising at an exponential rate, and so is the need for data centers to serve the needs of this uprise. As per a report by Gartner, Indian data center infrastructure market is likely to rise as much by 5.2 percent by next year.
If everything goes as expected, the total business in this market by next year will have a worth of $2 billion. On the sides, the storage market is likely to rise by 3 percent, which then would have a worth of $307 million in 2016.
Storage modernization 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.
Aman Munglani, the research director at Gartner, said –
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.
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.
The force having an impact on the infrastructure segment is the pressure to deliver business solutions more quickly to market.
As explained in the report, data center modernizations will continue to be a key driver for infrastructure spend in India for the year 2016.
Automation and orchestration are becoming high priorities for Indian leaders as well. Software defined infrastructures, and an increased focus on disaster recovery and business continuity, will also lead to an increased spend on infrastructure
In May this year, IBM expressed its intentions to set up an another data center in India to cater the rising needs of the market and also to retain the data within Indian boundaries.