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India server market declined 16% in Q1 2019: IDC

  • The server market witnessed a year-over-year decline of 16.2% in terms of revenue — to hit $298mn in the first quarter of 2019 versus $355.8 million in Q1 last year
  • IBM tops the market with a revenue share of 76.5%, followed by Oracle with share of 17.9 and HPE with 5.6%, said IDC

New Delhi: The overall server market in India witnessed a year-over-year (YoY) decline of 16.2% in terms of revenue — to hit $298 million in the first quarter of 2019 versus $355.8 million in Q1 last year, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Thursday.

The x86 server market now accounts for 88.9% of the overall server market in terms of revenue.

The x86 server market in terms of revenue declined (YoY) by 19% to reach $264.9 million in Q1 2019 from $327.3 million in Q1 2018.

The non x86 server market increased YoY by 15.9% to reach $33.1 million revenue in Q1.

IBM tops the market with a revenue share of 76.5%, followed by Oracle with share of 17.9 and HPE with 5.6%, said IDC.

"In the current scenario, enterprises of all sizes are investing in their data centres to make it more agile, scalable, flexible thereby making business applications highly available," Harshal Udatewar, Market Analyst, Server, IDC India, said in a statement.

The contribution to the x86 server market mostly came from the professional services vertical followed by manufacturing, banking, government and telcos.

Banking remained top vertical with 45.8% revenue share followed by manufacturing and utilities with 22.0% and 10.3% respectively, during Q1.


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