Server market up 30% in Q2

DQW Bureau
04 Oct 2007
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DQW News Bureau New Delhi, Sep 26

The India server market grew by 30 percent YoY to touch Rs 698

crore* factory revenues during the second quarter of 2007. This was the second

consecutive quarter when unit shipments grew by approximately 12 percent over

the previous quarter. The unit shipments increase in the India server market are

mainly driven by expansion of new distributed computing workload deployments

across key segments. These were the findings of IDC's APAC Quarterly

Enterprise Server Tracker, Q2 2007 release.


Market standing

The overall India server market shipments during Q2 2007 aggregated to

35,615 units. HP emerged as the leader, both in terms of factory revenues as

well as unit shipments during Q2 2007, followed by IBM.


server market

Product category

YoY growth


Major contributors

High-end enterprise



Financial services,

communications and media

Mid-range enterprise



Communications and media

Volume servers


Financial services,


Source: IDC

During the quarter, the India x86 server market performed very

well across the financial services, infrastructure services, distribution

services and manufacturing sectors, clocking revenues of nearly Rs 445 crore*,

which corresponded to 33,323 unit shipments. HP held on to its number one

position in this segment, both in unit shipments and factory revenue terms,

followed by IBM and Dell.


The India non-x86/Unix server market has seen phenomenal growth

across various verticals, mainly financial services, infrastructure services and

distribution services, clocking nearly Rs 227 crore*corresponding to 2,246 units

during Q2 2007. Sun Microsystems was the market leader in the non-x86/Unix

server segment both in terms of unit shipments as well factory revenues,

followed by IBM and HP.

The India Blade server market in Q2 2007 has grown by 165

percent over Q2 2006 in terms of factory revenues, which corresponded to

approximately eight percent of the total India server market revenues during the

quarter. The growth in shipments of Blade servers clearly depicts that adoption

is on the rise and CIOs are becoming more conscious about manageability, space

and cooling aspects of datacenters. The vendors are also playing a significant

role in terms of launching new products and technology and creating awareness

amongst users.

According to Amit Dalal, Analyst-Server Research, IDC India,

"While demand for volume servers will increase beyond the metros, the need

for scale will continue to create demand for high-end and mid-range servers as


*Conversion rate, Q2 2007: 1$ = Rs 41.31082