India Server Market declines sharply amid growing economic pressures; overall shipments down by 18.6% sequentially
03 Jan 2012
Bengaluru - December 22, 2011: The India x86 Server market sales for Q3 2011 stood at over 33,000 units, showing a sequential decline of 19 percent over the previous quarter (Q2 2011). While factory revenues also declined sharply on a sequential basis, in terms of year-on-year basis, revenues registered a growth of 9%. Revenues from the Non-x86 server shipments, however registered noticeable growth to the tune of over 20% on a year-on-year basis.
HP leads the overall India Servers market with 35.9% factory revenue share followed by IBM with 29.8% share for Q3 2011. HP experienced a strong year-on-year growth in revenues with particular strength in x86 systems demand. IBM also witnessed growth in its year-on-year revenues supported largely by an uptick in Power Systems demand. The top 4 players, including HP, IBM, Dell and Oracle cumulatively held 92% of the total market in Q3 2011. Madhan Dhandayutham, Research Manager, IDC commented, “After recording six quarters of strong double digit year-on-year growth in revenues, the India Server market began to decelerate in Q3 2011 due to economic uncertainties and cautious approach taken by both Government and Enterprises in postponing non-critical purchases”.
x86 Industry Standard Server Market Dynamics
x86 shipments was the worst affected in Q3 2011 as it witnessed a sequential decline of 19%. However shipments grew by 3.9% when compared to the same time period a year ago (Q3 2010). HP continued to maintain its leadership position in this space with 36.4% unit shipment share followed by IBM and Dell respectively.
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