This market research report on global data center power market offers analysis on market size & forecast, market share, industry trends, growth drivers, and vendor analysis. The market study also includes insights on segmentation by electrical infrastructure (UPS systems, generators, transfer switches & switchgear, rack PDU, and other electrical infrastructure), by UPS systems (<=500 kVA, 500 kVA - 1000 kVA, and >1000 kVA), by generators (2 MW), by tier standards (Tier I & II, Tier III, and Tier IV), and by geography (Americas, EMEA, and APAC).
The increase in development of greenfield and brownfield facilities along with modular datacenter deployment will propel the demand in the global data center power market. The emergence of edge computing and development of facilities in the secondary data center market is propelling the demand for modular and efficient power infrastructure solutions. The increasing electricity costs, carbon emission and initiatives to integrate renewable energy sources by hyperscale operators will help transform the global market. The facilities operators adopting innovative and efficient power infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and OPEX costs in the market. Many facilities across the global market are adopting 2N redundant UPS systems to cope with diverse feed design of the facility and frequent failure. On-site fuel storage and adoption of eco-friendly generators are one of the primary efforts of the facilities operators in the market. Factors such as cost, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability that impact the adoption of UPS systems and generators in the global market. The increasing adoption of intelligent rack PDUs solutions that are designed to facilitate smooth operations in complex facilities with high rack power density. Data Center Colocation providers are looking for modern infrastructure solutions that require less maintenance, and less space with 99.99% uptime. These diverse demands will encourage vendors to offer innovative power solutions in the global market. The growing adoption of intelligent real-time monitoring software will contribute to the evolution of the global data center power market.
The integration of automation solutions across facilities will allow solutions to predict maintenance requirements, component failures, and automatic switchovers for uninterrupted operations in the global market. The deployment of fuel cells and the use of renewable energy sources across mega and hyperscale data center facilities will create new avenues for vendors in the market. The global data center power market is estimated to reach values of approximately $19 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of more than 6% during 2017-2023. The market research report also offers market size analysis in terms of power capacity (MW) during the forecast period.
Data Center Power Market at a Glance
The increasing adoption of automation and monitoring solutions that help reduce power consumption and wastage is propelling the growth of the global data center power market. The integration of DCIM solutions that reduces the power consumption, carbon emission, and inefficiency of traditional systems will transform the global market over the next few years. The adoption of end-to-end monitoring and automation solutions across facilities will prompt maintenance services and avoid power failure in the global market. Key players such as Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare, Vertiv’s Trellis and ABB Ability offer automation platforms in the market. Furthermore, the adoption of modern power infrastructure with integrated automation solution will help vendors attract new consumers and boost revenues in the global data center power market. For instance, in 2016, Google implemented DeepMind AI for end-to-end monitoring and automation of its facilities in the market.
This market research report includes a detailed segmentation of the market by electrical infrastructure, UPS systems, generators, tier standards, and geography.
Data Center Power Market Segmentation
Data Center Power Market – By Electrical Infrastructure
Increase in adoption of modular power systems to contribute to the transformation of the global data center power market
The global data center power market by electrical infrastructure is segmented into UPS systems, generators, transfer switches & switchgear, rack PDU, and other electrical infrastructure. The UPS segment dominated the majority of the market share in 2017, growing at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. The increase in adoption of flywheel or lithium ion UPS systems is augmenting the development of this segment in the global market. The installation of modular rack-level UPS systems that has a capacity of up to 40 kW will enable the use of HPC infrastructure in smaller space across the global market. The several benefits associated with lithium-ion batteries such as reduction in the OPEX through lower maintenance cost and the reduced problem of UPS battery failure is boosting the adoption of these systems in the market. The reduction in pricing of lithium-ion UPS systems will continue to grow adoption of these systems among facilities operators.
Data Center Power Market – By UPS Systems
Installation of 500 kVA - 1000 kVA UPS systems across multiple data halls to boost revenues in the global data center power market
The UPS systems market in the global data center power market is classified into <=500 kVA, 500 kVA - 1000 kVA, and >1000 kVA. 500 kVA - 1000 kVA segment occupied the biggest market share in 2017, growing at a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period. The integration of 500 kVA to 1000 kVA for the efficient performance of critical IT infrastructure and cooling systems in facilities is driving the growth of this segment in the global market. These systems are designed to offer higher power capacity and are highly suitable for medium to large facilities with multiple data halls in the global market. Various colocation providers such as DataFoundry, CyrusOne, Vantage, Internap, and Rangingwire (NTT) are the largest revenue generators in this segment in the global data center power market. The growing demand for data cetner UPS systems of 2N redundant capacity will create new opportunities for leading vendors operating this segment in the market.
Data Center Power Market – By Generators
Diesel generators will continue to dominate the generator segment in the global data center power market
The global data center power market by generators is divided into 2 MW. The >2 MW segment dominated the market share in 2017, growing at a CAGR of around 6% during the forecast period. The growing adoption of N+N redundant generator capacity is one of the primary factors contributing to the growth of this segment in the global market. In 2017, multiple installations of 2.25 MW and 2.5 MW capacity generators were identified across the global market. The demand for these generators will be higher among large data center deployments in countries that face frequent power outages. Factors such as capacity supported, cost, reliability, monitoring capability, minimized emission, and noise levels impact the purchase of generators in the global data center power market.
Data Center Power Market – By Tier Standards
Tier III facilities are adopting 2N redundancy power infrastructure in the global data center power market
The tier standard in the global data center power market is categorized into Tier I & II, Tier III, and Tier IV. Tier III segment occupied the largest market share in 2017, growing at a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period. The increasing number of modular facilities deployments with a minimum of 2N redundancy across power infrastructures is propelling the development of this segment in the global market. The incorporation of flexible facilities designs that ensure customized deployment and minimum OPEX will encourage operators to invest in innovative power infrastructure in the global market. The growing need for redundant components to support mission-critical applications across Tier III facilities will boost the revenues in the global data center power market during the forecast period.
Data Center Power Market – By Geography
Mega datacenters with a capacity of over 10 MW across the glove will increase the demand for efficient infrastructure in the global data center power market during the forecast period
The global data center power market by geography is segmented into Americas, EMEA, and APAC. The Americas dominated more than 1/3rd of the market share in 2017, growing at a CAGR of around 4% during the forecast period. The increasing investment by colocation providers, hyperscale facilities operators, enterprises, and government agencies is propelling the growth of the American region in the global market. The construction of datacenters using renewable energy sources across the Americas will help transform the global market. The increasing adoption of lithium-ion UPS systems, DRUPS, and fuel cells will augment the growth of the data center power market in Americas over the next few years. Around 50 hyperscale facilities projects were either opened or under construction in 2017 worldwide, with significant contribution from operators such as Facebook and Apple. Facebook was actively involved in the expansion of five facilities in the US. These Such investments will boost the demand for power infrastructure in the American market.
Key Countries Profiled in the report are:
Key Vendor Analysis
The global data center power market is witnessing the presence of top players that are developing innovative products which offer 90% efficiencies across facilities. The partnership between vendors and facilities operators is critical and will intense the competition in the global market. Facility operators will consider adoption of lithium-ion batteries, fuel cell technology, and intelligent PDUs to improve the efficiency of the facility. Vendors are innovating on modular power solutions that help reduce power wastage and improve efficiency which will intensify the competition in the global data center power market during the forecast period.
The major vendors in the global market are:
Other prominent vendors include AEG Power Solutions, Active Power (Piller Power Systems), Bloom Energy (Fuel Cells), Cyber Power Systems, Delta Group, FG Wilson, Fuji Electric, Geist Global, Genrac Power Systems, Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics, Hitech Power Protection, HPE, KHOLER (SDMO), Legrand, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, MTU On Site Energy, Riello UPS, Rittal, KSTAR, Socomec Group, Toshiba, Tripp Lite, and Yanmar Group (HIMOINSA).
Key market insights include
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