According to a recent study by Gartner, data centre infrastructure spending in India is expected to decline by 14.4 per cent to $2.8 billion in 2020 and observe single-digit growth in 2021.

The study highlighted that a majority of the Indian enterprises have postponed their infrastructure capex intensive refresh/upgrades due to the ongoing cost containment. In addition, they have started evaluating “as a service” infrastructure consumption models.

Moreover, focus on automation, remote monitoring, along with network optimisation has become the new normal for infrastructure leaders in India. Further, Covid-19 has accelerated the transition towards hybrid cloud as more Indian enterprises are experiencing the benefit of public cloud during this pandemic.

Globally, end-user spending on data centre infrastructure is projected to reach $200 billion in 2021, recording an increase of 6 per cent from 2020.