The research report on the data center rack PDU market covers market sizing and forecast, market share, industry trends, growth drivers, and vendor analysis. The study includes insights on segmentation by end-users (colocation data center and enterprise data center), type (basic PDU, metered PDU, monitored PDU, and managed/switched PDU), and geography (America, EMEA, and APAC).
The use of innovative and flexible facility designs in data centers is likely to aid the adoption of rack 2 PDUs
The emergence of edge computing facilities is expected to boost the demand for rack PDUs after 2022. Although the demand for reducing energy consumption in data centers is increasing the adoption of PDU worldwide, the increase in the rack power density is one of the primary factors boosting the data center rack PDU market. Currently, data centers in developed countries are operating rack cabinets of 8 kW density, whereas in developing countries they are slowly adopting racks of around 5 kW power density.
The high demand for high-performance computing (HPC), led by the adoption of converged and hyper-converged solutions and virtualization, is expected to increase the rack power density to an average of 10–12 kW during the forecast period. Further, the use of innovative and flexible facility designs in data centers, along with the incorporation of intelligent PDU solutions with high capacity, is likely to aid the adoption of up to 2 PDUs per rack.
The replacement of basic PDU solutions with intelligent PDU in facilities is expected to drive the demand for data center rack PDUs globally. Countries such as the US, the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Singapore, China, and Hong Kong, and Australia are expected to emerge as major contributors to the data center rack PDU market. Eaton, Vertiv, Schneider Electric, and Legrand (Server Technology and Raritan) are the leading vendors in the rack PDU market. The global data center rack PDU market is likely to reach around $1.5 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of approximately 7% during 2018–2024.
This market research report includes detailed market segmentation by end-user, type, and geography.
Data Center Rack PDU Market: End-user
The growing inclination among colocation service providers to run data center operations at a PUE of less than 1.40 is likely to increase adoption for intelligent PDUs
Colocation service providers dominated the investment landscape for rack PDUs in 2018. The continuous investment in new facilities by service providers is likely to drive the segment during the forecast period. Further, the growing inclination among colocation service providers to run data center operations at a PUE of less than 1.40 is likely to increase adoption for intelligent PDUs. The colocation data centers segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the forecast period.
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple are major enterprise data center operators. The contribution of the enterprise segment is reducing as enterprise operators are mostly shifting toward modular data center deployments.
Data Center Rack PDU Market: Type
The procurement of metered PDUs is increasing due to the growing awareness toward metering customer racks, especially in developing economies
Basic PDUs are likely to witness a decline in their adoption during the forecast period. The absence of power monitoring capacities in basic PDUs is a major factor for declining adoption. Further, the rise of intelligent PDU solutions will reduce the market share of the basic PDU segment. Intelligent PDU solutions are increasing in adoption due to the increasing awareness for power monitoring in IT racks in data centers.
Metered PDUs are cost-effective alternatives. The metered PDU segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the forecast period. Several data center operators will consider procuring metered PDUs during the forecast period as the awareness toward metering customer racks is growing, especially in developing economies. The shipment of metered PDU solutions is likely to increase, however, several operators are likely to consider shifting to monitored and switched PDU solutions during the forecast period.
Monitored rack PDUs enable remote and local monitoring of power over the network interface. The monitored rack PDU market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 11% during the forecast period. The demand for these solutions is growing as they aid in remote monitoring of single- or three-phase voltage, frequency, and load levels in the real-time. Further, the increasing procurement of DCIM solutions, which enable end-to-end remote monitoring of facilities, is the major factor for the adoption of monitored PDUssolutions. These solutions are more effective in preventing downtime than metered PDU, thereby increasing their demand among enterprises.
Switched PDUs are capable to control power outlets through remote monitoring of the device. As switched PDUs are highlight suitable to avoid short circuit overloads in data center rack cabinets, the adoption of these solutions is likely to increase. However, the high cost is likely to hamper their acceptance in the market.
Data Center Rack PDU Market: Geography
The growing construction of data center facilities in the US is likely to increase the growth of rack PDUs
The EMEA region accounted for the major market share in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 6% during the forecast period. The implementation of GDPR in Europe and the increased demand for data center services due to the growing adoption of cloud, big data, and IoT technology are driving the data center rack PDU market in EMEA.
The increasing energy consumption and the need to run facilities at a PUE of less than 1.4 have driven hyperscale and colocation providers to adopt metered and monitored PDU solutions in Western Europe.
The growth in hyperscale data center construction will increase the demand for intelligent PDU solutions,which aid in end-to-end monitoring of facility power consumption is expected to drive the rack PDU market in the Nordic region.
The market growth in Eastern Europe mainly depends on the construction of additional data centers with the power capacity of over 10 MW. The strong presence of modular data center developers involved in providing prefabricated data center solutions is also a major driver for the rack PDU market.
The construction of facilities by telecommunication providers, enterprises, government, cloud, and colocation service providers is increasing the investment in data centers in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region significantly.
In the Americas, the US has the largest number of operational data centers due to the presence of several major colocation, hyperscale, and managed services providers. Equinix, Digital Realty, Facebook, Google, Coresite, CyrusOne, DataBank, Tier Point, and Switch are major data center investors contributing to the growth of the data center rack PDU market in the US. The growing construction of data center facilities in the US is likely to increase the growth of the rack PDU market.In the Americas, the data center development in the US and Canada will mostly be of Tier III and Tier IV standards.
In Latin America, colocation and telecommunication service providers are the major contributors to the market revenue along with hyperscale cloud data center developers. The popularity of the internet increases data center investment in the Latin America region. The market has also witnessed the increased construction of large and mega data center facilities with power capacities of over 5 MW.
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Key Vendor Analysis
The increase in procurement of advanced IT infrastructure solutions to support the growth in application workloads has led to an increase in the rack power density. Most vendors in the data center rack PDU market are involved in offering basic PDU, metered PDU, monitored PDU, and switched/managed PDU solutions. They are competing in terms of pricing, configuration, and features. Further, the availability of local vendors and the procurement of ODM or customized PDU products will also lead to low-cost offerings of PDU solutions, which will lead to the increased competition among prominent vendors in the market.
Other prominent vendors are ATEN, Austin Hughes, Black Box Network Services, Chatsworth Products, Cisco Systems, Conteg, Crenlo, CyberPower Systems, Delta Group, DigiPower, Enlogic, Leviton, Panduit, Prism Enclosures, Rack Solutions, Retex, Siemon, Socomec Group, and Tripp Lite.
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