A new forecast from market research firm Gartner reveals that the Indian data centre infrastructure market will witness a 5.2 percent increase from 2015, totaling $2 billion in 2016.
"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.
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.