Western Europe to emerge as Largest Data Center Rack Market in Europe by 2024


Arizton’s recent market research report on the data center rack market in Europe provides a comprehensive industry study, competitive analysis, and trend forecasts. The research study segments the market by product types (rack enclosures, 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 and Eastern Europe, and Nordic). The research report also offers market share analysis in terms of volume (million units) during the forecast period.

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

Higher utilization of IT infrastructure has increased the rack power density among data centers in Western Europe and the Nordic region to 6–8 kW. The rack market is at the forefront of several innovations that aim to enhance operational efficiencies, reduce power consumption, and decrease carbon emissions of data center facilities.

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The European data center rack market is divided into four major segments into products, rack sizes, end-users, and geography.

The enclosures and cabinets segment is likely to dominate the European rack data center market

The enclosures and cabinets segment is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. Rack cabinets are used to mount data center critical and support infrastructure. ST Telemedia is investing significantly to expand its presence in the UK, covering an area of over 200,000 of square feet and around 3,000 rack cabinets. Open frame racks are predominantly adopted to equip network infrastructure such as switches, while cabinets are offered as server and network cabinets by vendors. Several types of rack cabinets offered in the market include wall-mount cabinets, seismic cabinets, cabinets with integrated cooling, and others. Data center projects that are completed or under construction in 2018 added around 24,300 rack cabinets in the UK, followed by the Netherlands and Germany with around 20,000 and 18,000 rack cabinets, respectively.

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The colocation data centers segment to witness lucrative growth during the forecast period

The colocation data centers segment is likely to have incremental growth and the segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7%. In terms of shipment, this segment is expected to have an incremental growth of over 90 thousand units. Colocation providers such as Equinix, Digital Realty, CyrusOne, Interxion, NTT, and Global Switch are continuing to invest in new facilities development in Europe. The adoption of racks in colocation facilities varies from a few hundred racks to over 5,000 racks. Colocation facilities are also being developed with options to install taller, deeper, and wider rack infrastructure. These facilities are built to support an average of 20 kW per rack, while a few facilities are also equipped with racks that can support heat density up to 40 kW. Colocation providers are now increasingly supporting the installation of racks with size up to 55U.

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Western Europe is likely to be the largest market for Europe rack data center market

The data center rack market in Western Europe witnessed significant investments in 2018, with multiple projects carried out by colocation, cloud, telecommunication, and internet service providers in the UK, Germany, France, Ireland, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, and Austria. The data center rack market in Western Europe is expected to reach over 180 thousand units by 2024. Western Europe also has several small greenfield developments carried out by local colocation providers and modular data center deployments by enterprises, educational institutions, and government agencies. The major cities that have witnessed data center developments include London, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, and Milan. The growing digital infrastructure in the Netherlands is attracting IT companies to invest in the data center market in the country.

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

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The complete overview of the latest market research report on the data center rack market in Europe by Arizton is now available.

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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