The billion-dollar investments in construction of colocation, hyperscale, and modular facilities have left operators searching for efficient and innovative data center solutions in the global market. The increasing use of services such as cloud, big data, IoT and artificial intelligence is one of the primary factors driving the need for advanced IT infrastructure in the market. The government initiatives to digitalize economy by allocating higher budgets for IT spending will augment the development of the global data center market during the forecast period. The companies operating in the market are primarily focusing on procuring infrastructure that is best suited to their business computing requirements. Such requirements will attribute to the demand for advanced data center solutions in the market. The migration from traditional HDD systems to all-flash and hybrid storage infrastructure will create lucrative opportunities for infrastructure vendors in the global market.

The different types of IT infrastructure offered by vendors as data center solutions in the global market are:

·         Server Infrastructure

The selection of server infrastructure depends on various factors such as form factors, energy consumption, and virtualization technologies. These systems are available in a variety of types and configurations depending on the requirement of the businesses operating in the market. The form factor servers available in the global market are rack server, blade servers, and tower servers. The leading vendors are offering server data center solutions in terms of density optimization, mission-critical, IoT, and cloud servers to attract maximum consumers in the global market. The growing popularity of converged and hyper-converged server infrastructure will help boost revenues in the global market. Various server systems available in the market are equipped with a processor of various architectures namely, x86, reduced instruction set computer (RISC), complex instruction set computing (CISC), and explicitly parallel instruction computing (EPIC). The demand for servers operational in the cloud environment with multicore processors and memory for virtual machines is expected to grow in the global market during the forecast period.

Data center solutions by server infrastructure are expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 2% by 2023.

·         Storage Infrastructure

Storage infrastructure enables the business to store and process application data across facilities, and the three main categories of storage systems available in the global market include storage area networking (SAN), network attached storage (NAS), direct attached storage (DAS). The increasing adoption of all-flash storage arrays and hybrid storage arrays is one of the primary factors attributing to the growth of the storage infrastructure in the global market. The increasing adoption of high-performance HDDs of 10,000 and 15,000 RPM across facilities will boost sales and revenues for vendors offering data center solutions in the global market. The rising deployment of workloads related to big data and AI are well supported by flash-enabled storage systems is expected to revolutionize the global market during the forecast period.

Data center solutions by storage infrastructure are expected to grow at a CAGR of around 4% during the forecast period.

Storage Area Network (SAN): SAN enables block-level access to data, and it is defined based on interconnection scheme namely, FC SAN and iSCSI SAN.

Network Attached Storage (NAS): NAS enables file-level access to data, and it uses the existing IP network to transfer data.

Direct Attached Storage (DAS): DAS is a traditional topology, where storage devices are attached to the servers through a direct communication path.

·         Network Infrastructure

Network infrastructure is primarily based on the fabric architecture, and it uses Ethernet switches at three major locations inside the facility namely, top of the rack, aggregation, and core in the facilities. The other additional systems used across facilities in the global market include ethernet routers, application delivery controllers (ADC), and WAN optimization applications. The emergence of 25 GbE and 50 GbE switches is transforming the networking deployments across facilities in the global market. The increasing adoption of 40GbE ports will boost the demand for data center solutions in the global market. The increasing deployment of cloud data centers and colocation facilities will augment the adoption of switches with ports varying from 25GbE to 100 GbE across multiple layers of facilities architecture in the global market. Data center solutions by network infrastructure are expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 4% during the forecast period.

Leading operators offering various data center solutions in the global market include:

By IT Infrastructure Providers

  • HPE
  • Cisco
  • Dell Technologies
  • IBM
  • Huawei

By Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Eaton
  • Rittal
  • Schneider Electric
  • STULZ
  • Vertiv
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins

By Facilities Operators

  • AECOM
  • DPR Construction
  • HDR Architecture
  • Holder Construction
  • Jacobs Engineering Group
  • Mercury Engineering
  • M+W Group
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