The global prefabricated modular data center market was valued at US$2.723 billion in 2019. Rapidly growing adoption of digitalization across various industries such as healthcare, BFSI, and communications and technology has resulted in the rise in the volume of big data. As such, there is a need to reduce the cost associated with the proper management, control, and storage of data, which is attributable to the increasing internet traffic and internet service usage. The growing trend of adoption of modular facilities to reduce the complexity of conventional facilities is boosting the demand for prefabricated modular data centers, which are not only cheaper and easier to deploy but provide effective and efficient storage of data. An increase in the demand for energy-efficient and portable IT infrastructure is further bolstering the market growth of the prefabricated modular data center market globally as many enterprises are incorporating prefabricated facilities that streamline their IT operations while enhancing performance. Moreover, these facilities provide more efficient power and cooling as compared to large-scale facilities since they have a built-in aisle containment that reduces hot and cold air mixing.
Market players in the global prefabricated modular data center market are developing environmentally sustainable solutions by incorporating energy-efficient technologies. For example, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., offers a product called the “FusionModule1000B Prefabricated Modular Data Center”. This prefabricated data center module is an enhanced solution that can facilitate the housing, management, and provision of power to modern Information Technology (IT) and Communication Technology (CT) equipment by using a simple, green, and reliable power-plus environment system. It can support both alternating current and direct current due to the inclusion of an integrated power system coupled with an integrated water-cooled and air-cooled in-row system that saves energy and reduces cost. Some of the additional features include automatic fire suppression and detection system, which mitigates the threat of fires, thus protecting the data stored, and an intelligent management system for the effective management of infrastructure facilities. Recently in February 2020, the company has launched a new product called the “ FusionDC 2.0 under their Fusion series., at the Industry Digital Transformation Conference. This new product by Huawei adopts the concept of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence-Fusion, Building-Fusion, Component-Fusion, and Digital-Fusion to facilitate the development of data center facilities that are effective and efficient, and advanced enough to tackle the future requirements. It makes use of prefabricated modular solutions to reduce the deployment time.
The global prefabricated modular data center market is segmented by configuration, form factor, industry vertical, and geography. By configuration, the global prefabricated modular data center market is segmented as semi-prefabricated, fully-fabricated, and all-in-one. By form factor, the global prefabricated modular data center market is segmented as ISO, enclosure, and skid-mounted. By industry vertical, the market is segmented as banking and financial services (BFS), manufacturing, communications and technology, healthcare, media and entertainment, and others.
All-in-one to witness a substantial growth rate during the forecast period
All-in-one is expected to grow at a considerable CAGR over the forecast period, which is attributable to the increasing adoption of all-in-one solutions in various industries as it can provide much better and enhanced features coupled with an ability to cater to a wide variety of applications. Moreover, this type of configuration helps organizations to achieve scalability as it is more efficient and requires less power consumption.
North America and Europe hold significant shares in the global prefabricated modular data center market
Geographically, the global prefabricated modular data center market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Middle East Africa (MEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC). The North American prefabricated modular data accounted for a significant market share in 2019 and will remain at its position till the end of the forecast period. This growth is attributed to the early adoption of new technologies coupled with the presence of major market players in the region. The high adoption rate of prefabricated modular data centers across different industries in countries like the U.S. and Canada to maintain a huge volume of data is further contributing to the market growth in this region.
Increasing investments in the European region to boost the adoption rate of the prefabricated data center in various end-user industries to meet their data management and storage requirements are fuelling the growth of this regional market. For instance, recently in March 2020, Vertiv, a company dealing in the provision of infrastructure solutions globally, has announced the launch of a prefabricated modular data center, which has been awarded the TIER-Ready designation laid down by the Uptime Institute to achieve performance resiliency. The new and TIER-Ready certified prefabricated data center module by Vertiv was made available in Europe and the Middle East and Africa region. Also, Vertiv is involved in a TIER-Ready Partnership, which is a strategic agreement between Vertiv and Uptime Institute. Under this partnership agreement, Uptime institute is going to carry out reviews on some of the specific models of prefabricated modules, those that need to meet the stringent requirements of the TIER Standard of Topology. Furthermore, as a part of this agreement, Vertiv has also completed Uptime INsitutes TIER-ready III design review for its new product the “Smart Mod PFM”
Prominent key market players in the global prefabricated modular data center market include Dell, HP, Schneider Electric, Colt Group, and Emerson Electric Co. among others. These companies hold a noteworthy share in the market on account of their good brand image and product offerings. Major players in the global prefabricated modular data center market have been covered along with their relative competitive position and strategies. The report also mentions recent deals and investments of different market players over the last two years.
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