Dell and HPE lead India server market

The server market revenue in India dropped 17.2 percent to $308.2 million in Q4 2018 versus $372.1 million in Q4 2017, according to IDC.
Dell and HPE in India server market Q4 2018
The x86 server market accounts for 86.7 percent of the server market revenue. Professional services, manufacturing, telcos, and Government are driving 84.8 percent of the demand for the x86 market in India.

The Intel-based x86 platforms provide the price-performance balance for enterprises looking to deploy these applications for their end users.
Large enterprises from the data-intensive industries such as banking and telcos still prefer to use the non-x86 platforms to run their core applications demanding higher availability and performance.

The x86 server market revenue declined 17.2 percent to $267.1 million in Q4 2018 from $322.6 million in Q4 2017.

The blade and rack servers which contribute for 78.6 percent revenue share has seen a surge in their ASPs due to the higher core, memory and processing configurations for newer workloads demanding higher IOPS.

The non x86 server market revenue fell 17.1 percent to $41.1 million in Q4 2018. IBM tops the market with a revenue share of 74.3 percent, followed by HPE with share of 23.9 and Oracle with 1.8 percent during Q4 2018.

Banking is the top vertical with 52.0 percent revenue share for non x86 server followed by manufacturing and professional services with 18.9 percent, and 9.0 percent respectively, during Q4 2018.

Dell with revenue share of 25.3 percent and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) with 24.6 percent are the leaders in the India x86 server market.

Dell’s server business grew 44.2 percent to $67.6 million.

Cisco has server revenue share of 8.1 percent followed by Lenovo with 6.6 percent revenue share in Q4 2018.

“The increase in server ASPs across major verticals such as Professional services, telcos, and banks indicates that newer workloads are gaining traction allowing the scale-up approach, resulting in the higher configuration of servers,” said Harshal Udatewar, market analyst, Server, IDC India.