The x86 market brought in 92.9% of the revenue, a gain of 4.8 percentage points over 2019. But revenue fell by 6.3% to US$247.2 million from US$264.0 million a year prior.
The sectors that contributed most to the x86 market revenue were professional services, telecommunications and manufacturing verticals. In the professional services vertical, original design manufacturers and new-age IT companies saw positive year-on-year growth in server spend.
At the processor level, AMD enjoyed year-on-year revenue growth of 4.7 percentage points claiming a revenue share of 8.4%.
Verticals such as utilities, resource industries, and securities and investment services witnessed the highest YoY growth in terms of revenue at 331.5%, 218.7%, and 160.6% respectively.
Dell Technologies topped the vendor list in the x86 server market with a revenue share of 29.6% and a revenue of US$73.1 million. The top three verticals for Dell were professional services, banking, and discrete manufacturing.
HPE was second with a revenue share of 19.5% and revenue of US$48.2 million. The key verticals for HPE were telecommunications, discrete manufacturing, and professional services.
Lenovo stood third with a revenue share of 10.9% and revenue of US $27.0 million while Cisco came in fourth, with a revenue share of 9.1% and revenue of $22.6 million.
“During 2020, the server market failed to recover as it was affected by the pandemic," said Harshal Udatewar, market analyst, Server, IDC India.
"For 2021, we expect the server market demand to grow across hyperscalers, local data centre players, telecommunication companies, banking and financial institutions, and manufacturing firms. The government pipeline looks promising and can expect growth in the second half of the year.”