• Data centers are simpler and smaller (1,500 square feet on average) and less likely to be as overprovisioned.
• White-box and low-cost vendors have a larger fraction of the market, increasing the pressure to add differentiation at the data-center level.
• Power and cooling are a larger fraction of total operational costs, due to limitations in delivery of utility grid power and water for cooling towers, ambient weather conditions, and lower labor costs (particularly in high-performance and supercomputing installations).
• Existing data centers' expansion rate and the creation of new data centers are much higher than that in the US. (We know several large multinationals that will build new data centers in the next few years.)
Table 1. Segment and market share for an Indian IT market. 11
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