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Mumbai, India, May 4, 2017 View All Press Releases

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

Key Issues Facing Data Center Leaders Being Addressed at the Gartner Infrastructure, Operations and Data Centre Summit, 4-5th May, in Mumbai

IT infrastructure spending in India will total $ 2.2 billion in 2017, a 1.5 percent 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 (see Table 1). 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.

Table 1

IT Infrastructure Spending in India by Segment (Millions of U.S. Dollars)







Enterprise Networking
























Source: Gartner (April 2017)

“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.

Gartner analysts are examining key trends at the Gartner IT Infrastructure Operations & Data Center Summit, 4-5 May, 2017 in Mumbai. For further information about the Summit in Mumbai, please visit Members of the media can register for the event by contacting

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The Gartner Infrastructure, Operations & Data Center Summits in 2016 will be held in Mumbai, India, Sydney, Australia, Mexico City, London and Las Vegas. Follow news and updates from these events on Twitter using #GartnerDC.

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