India IT infrastructure Spending on Pace to Reach $2.2 Billion in 2017


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IT infrastructure spending in India will total $ 2.2 billion in 2017, a 1.5% increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. The IT infrastructure market includes server, storage and enterprise networking equipment. 

Gartner analysts are providing the latest trends shaping the future of the data center market during the sixth annual Gartner Infrastructure, Operations and Data Center Summit, which is taking place here through Friday at the Hotel Renaissance, Mumbai. 

“Digital transformation is bringing in new sets of challenges and opportunities for Indian infrastructure leaders,“ said Naveen Mishra, research director at Gartner. “They have the unique opportunity of being at the helm of this shift within their organization, provided they align with the imperatives of the digital world. Modern, lean, agile and secure infrastructure is the business need.” 

Digital workplace is the new mantra for enterprises as more digital natives join the workforce. Business and IT leaders are focused on building an agile infrastructure that can address the needs of the changing workforce demographics. Cloud computing is expected to become pervasive as an infrastructure layer, given its elasticity, and it creates a need for IT leaders to plan for managing various cloud options. 

Enterprise networking is the biggest segment within the Indian IT infrastructure market with revenue expected to reach $1.1 Billion in 2017. Software defined networking, SD-WAN are other options which organisations are evaluating while they build their next generation network infrastructure, to enable a seamless digital experience for customers, employees and partners.

“With a revenue projection of $352 million in 2017, storage investment will witness a small increase primarily driven by technology alternatives such as SDS, and flash based storage coupled with continued focus on SAN based storage,” said Mishra.

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior information technology (IT) leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to supply chain professionals, digital marketing professionals and technology investors, Gartner is the valuable partner to clients in more than 11,000 distinct enterprises. Gartner works with clients to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual roles. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has almost 9,000 associates, including 1,900 research analysts and consultants, operating in more than 90 countries.

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