India’s external storage market revenue grew 8.8 percent to $87.8 million in Q4 2018 – aided by storage demand from Government, Professional Services and BFSI, according to the latest report from IDC.
Dell with 24.7 percent share, HPE with 16.3 percent share, NetApp, Hitachi and IBM are the top storage vendors in India.
Storage market share of Dell India, HPE and IBM dropped. On the other hand, NetApp and Hitachi enhanced their storage market share in India.
“Organizations are looking for storage solutions which are agile, scalable and ease to use to address the business transformation needs,” said Dileep Nadimpalli, research manager at Enterprise Infrastructure, IDC India.
All Flash Arrays (AFA) achieved growth of 30 percent in Q4 2018 contributing 27.9 percent of the overall external storage market thanks to improved performance vs cost ratio for flash deployments.
The IDC report said entry and midrange external storage segments achieved strong growth in Q4 2018. Midrange external storage segment led the market constituting 60.6 percent of the total external storage market. High-end storage segment declined 5.0 percent in Q4 2018.
CIOs at organizations are considering new-age storage systems with built-in machine learning and analytics capabilities which are data aware providing real-time insights on performance and data usage, said Ranganath Sadasiva, director, Enterprise Solutions, IDC India.