Adoption of Intelligent Data Center Power Distribution Systems is Driving Growth of the Market

15 October 2020

Power distribution units (PDUs) are critical for transferring power to the IT racks. PDUs can be categorized into floor distribution units, busway systems, and rack power distribution units. Floor distribution units are usually installed at a floor level or across each data hall in the facility. These units supply power to the busway relate to the UPS systems to supply power during outage. In modern data center, modular floor mount power distribution is adopted with wiring, branch circuit, and rack outlet strips. It is the most flexible form of power distribution that facilitate faster installation process, which is typically installed at the end of the row. Busbar systems in data centers are alternative to underfloor cabling in data centers and are cost effective that can be deployed at a faster rate in data center power distribution systems. Rack enclosures or cabinets are designed to provide space for mounting vertical PDUs. The input voltage adopted by US-based data center power distribution systems will be of 480−208 VAC or 480V−277 VAC and the input voltage across other parts of the world is 230/400 VAC. They are also available as single-phase and three-phase devices, where three-phase PDUs can supply power at 120 V and 208 V. The global data center power distribution systems have evolved significantly in the last decade, with innovations focused on improving efficiency and reducing space across facilities. The global data center PDU market size by revenue is expected to cross USD 2.8 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period.

Market Insights Include:

  1. In 2019, the data center market witnessed over 450 new data center and expansion projects.
  2. In 2019, monitored and metered PDUs contributed to the majority of revenue, where switched and managed PDU contributed to over 30% by 2025.
  3. In 2019, North America dominated around 45% market share, followed by APAC with around 24% share.
  4. In 2019, intelligent Rack PDU solutions with power density of over 5 kW gained increased traction in the market, which will increase to around 10 kW by 2025.

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Adoption of Prefabricated Data Centers as an On-Premise Solution

The construction of traditional brick-and-mortar data centers takes 1.5–2 years. However, this depends on the type of construction (greenfield and brownfield), size, and facility design. The major contributors to the development of traditional brick-and-mortar facilities will be Facebook, Apple, Equinix, and Digital Realty. However, these providers are developing large facilities and deploying assets on-demand. This type of facility provisioning has recently become common among operators, there are modular solutions provided by infrastructure vendors such as prefabricated data center facilities, racks, and containment systems, which in turn, reduces the time needed to develop a new facility or create an additional data hall. The demand for data centers is becoming difficult as it is mostly related to the IT spending of customers and the need for additional infrastructure to improve availability. This can be solved through the deployment of prefabricated facilities. The growth and budget allocation can accommodate 10 more rack cabinets in the same space, with minimal or no complexity in operations. The modular data center construction is a major market driver that is expected to drive the data center power distribution systems market demand in future years. The adoption of modular infrastructure is also energy-efficient and designed to support high rack density. Modular data center development comprising containerized and performance optimized data center (POD) facilities are being offered by multiple market vendors on a standalone basis or in partnership with other providers.

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Impact of COVID-19 in PDU Data Center Market

The data center industry is getting affected from construction as well as logistics standpoint. Many countries across the globe have requested construction contractors to halt their work and stay safe at home. Non-essential construction projects have been stopped for at least a month to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Many data center infrastructure providers have been asked to discontinue manufacturing and production activities in across the globe. The pandemic has also impacted the shipment and supply chain disruptions, data center power distribution systems, which has affected sales for many infrastructure providers in Q1 2020 and it is likely to continue till Q2 2020. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has increased the data traffic significantly from March 2020. To provide high availability services to end-users, the operators are taking precautionary measure for its on-site employees. Colocation data center operator, Digital Realty has cut down the onsite staff and postponed the non-critical maintenance and construction projects. Data center operators has also taken measure to manage the available workforce to monitor their existing faculties worldwide without any service disruption. Rules and regulations to operate data centers in global lockdown may vary from country to country.

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 FAQs facts about the Data Center PDU Market:

Q. What is the market size of the power distribution systems unit data center?

A. The global PDU data center market is projected to reach revenues of over USD 2.8 billion by 2025.

Q. What is the market growth of the PDU data center?

A. The global PDU data center is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during 2019-2025.

Q. What is the global market segmentation of the PDU data center?

A. The global PDU data center market is segmented by product, rack PDU, end-users, and geography.

Q. What is the market insight of the PDU data center?

A. The increasing procurement of DCIM solutions that enable end-to-end remote monitoring is the major driver for the adoption of monitored data center power distribution systems.

Q. What are the major regions in the global PDU data center market?

A. The leading regions in global PDU data center market includes North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Nordics, Central Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, APAC, and Southeast Asia.

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