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Increased Collaborations Between Rack Infrastructure & Security Solution Providers to enhance Rack Security

Published date : Apr-2019

Colocation facilities in Western Europe region are estimated to generate a demand for over 100,000 rack cabinets in the upcoming years.


Arizton’s recent market research report on the data center rack market in Europe provides comprehensive industry and competitive analysis and trend forecasts. The research study segments the market by product types (rack enclosures and cabinets and accessories), rack sizes (below 42U, 42U, 45–47U, 48U, and other rack units), end-users (colocation data centers and enterprise data centers), and geography (Western Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, and Nordic).The research report also offers market share analysis in terms of volume (million units).

The data center rack market in Europe is expected to reach over $550 million, growing at a CAGR of over 7% during 2018−2024.

The UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Ireland are the leading data center markets in Western Europe. The implementation of the GDPR affected market growth of data centers among several European countries by around 10% in 2018 in terms of investment. 

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Growing Investment by Colocation Providers

The demand for colocation and managed services is growing in the data center rack market in Europe due to technological advancements across industries. Colocation is a preferred option among enterprises because it can provide significant savings for those enterprises with stringent budget considerations in operating data center facilities. Western Europe is the largest region for operational colocation data centers. The market is witnessing steady growth with the setting up of over 100 new colocation facilities and expansion projects. These colocation facilities are estimated to generate a demand for over 100,000 rack cabinets. Equinix, which is a leading colocation provider, is adding around 15,000 rack cabinets through multiple projects that are opened or expected to be operational by June 2019. The growth in technology such as cloud-based services, the Internet of Things (IoT), and big data analytics has increased colocation facilities, thereby adding more revenue to the data center rack market in Europe.

Increasing Adoption of Modular Data Center Solutions

The modular data center construction is a major trend in the industry and is expected to be a driving factor to meet the growing demand for data centers over the next few years. The adopted modular infrastructure in the data center rack market in Europe is also energy-efficient and is designed to support high rack density. Racks are also being configured to support around 20 kW of heat density. For instance, Rittalis among the leading modular data center developers in Europe that offers solutions such as RiMatrix S. These solutions are offered as pre-assembled infrastructure that can also be modified according to the customer’s requirement. The cost of operating a modular data center is around 30% less than a traditional data center. Most rack vendors offer modular solutions for data centers. Vendors also partner with IT infrastructure providers to offer fully integrated and pre-assembled plug-and-play rack-level data center solutions.

Availability of Advanced Rack-level Infrastructure Solutions

Data centers comprise three major types of infrastructure - power, cooling, and IT infrastructure. The use of rack-level infrastructure solutions will continue to grow as the number of edge deployments, comprising less than 10 racks, grows in developed countries such as the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and France. The installation of high-end security infrastructure plays a vital role in attracting customers to colocation data center operators. Rack infrastructure providers along with security solutions providers will collaborate to improve the security of racks in data centers. The incorporation of two-factor authentication and other security controls increases the ASP of the rack cabinet/enclosure adopted and will add strong revenue growth to the data center rack market in Europe over the next few years.

Black Box Network Services, Eaton, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Rittal, Schneider Electric, and Vertiv are the major vendors in the data center rack market in Europe.

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The report offers a detailed study of major trends, drivers, challenges, and provides market sizing and forecast for major geographical regions and key countries.

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