IT infrastructure spending in India will total USD 2.2 billion in 2017, a 1.5 percent increase from 2016, states Gartner. The IT infrastructure market includes server, storage, and enterprise networking equipment.
Digital transformation is bringing in new sets of challenges and opportunities for Indian infrastructure leaders. 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 USD 1.1 billion in 2017. Software-defined networking, SD-WAN are other options which organizations are evaluating while they build their next-generation network infrastructure to enable a seamless digital experience for customers, employees, and partners.