Global Prefabricated Modular Data Center Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Configuration (Semi-Prefabricated, Fully-Prefabricated, All-in-One), By Form Factor (ISO, Enclosure, Skid-Mounted), By Industry Vertical (Banking And Financial Services, Manufacturing, Communication And Technology, Healthcare, Media And Entertainment, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Jun 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061610007
  • Pages : 140

The global prefabricated modular data centre market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.84%, reaching a market size of US$5.908 billion in 2029 from US$3.063 billion in 2022.

The rapid adoption of digitalization in various industries such as healthcare, banking and finance, and communications and technology has increased 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 using modular facilities to reduce the complexity of traditional facilities is increasing demand for prefabricated modular data centres, which are less expensive and easier to deploy and provide effective and efficient data storage.

Global Prefabricated Modular Data Center Market Drivers:

  • Increasing demand for energy-efficient infrastructure

An increase in the demand for energy-efficient and portable IT infrastructure is further bolstering the global prefabricated modular data centre market’s growth, as many enterprises are incorporating prefabricated facilities that streamline their IT operations while enhancing performance. Moreover, these facilities provide more efficient power and cooling than 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 centre market are developing environmentally sustainable solutions by incorporating energy-efficient technologies. For example, FusionModule1000B Prefabricated Modular Data Centre' has been developed by 'Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd'. This prefabricated data centre module is an enhanced solution that can make it easy to house, manage, and power modern IT and CT equipment through 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 an 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.

Further, in February 2023, Vertiv introduced its turnkey prefabricated modular (PFM) data centre solutions, the Vertiv MegaMod and Vertiv MegaMod Plus, to the European, Middle Eastern, and African (EMEA) markets.

The premium prefabricated modules can be deployed in expandable units of 0.5 or 1 megawatt for IT loads up to two megawatts or more. They are tested and integrated with industry-leading Vertiv power management systems, IT equipment racks, thermal management programs, and remote monitoring to provide outstanding performance and assist businesses in cutting deployment times by up to 40% compared to a conventional data center build. All of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) can access the solutions.

  • 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 the ability to cater to a wide variety of applications. Moreover, this configuration helps organizations achieve scalability as it is more efficient and requires less power consumption

Global Prefabricated Modular Data Center Market Restraint:

  • High cost and heavy maintenance

It is expensive in the early stages because of a single, substantial investment made during the first building phase. Smaller business volumes also lead to lower loads and lower data centre efficiency but at the expense of increased power consumption. There is a multitude of factors that lead to the overall higher Total Cost of Ownership, including building costs, maintenance costs, and overhead costs from a longer construction period that delays profits. Operating legacy data centers poses a bigger challenge than newer ones due to different hardware manufacturers, incompatible standards, and manual adaptations employed in setting them up.

Global Prefabricated Modular Data Center Market Geographical Outlook

  • North America and Europe are projected to grow rapidly during the forecast period

The North American prefabricated modular data accounted for a significant market share in 2022 and is expected to grow rapidly during the forecast period. Advanced technologies introduced earlier, and the concentration of leading companies within the same domain are the primary reasons behind the latter development. The high adoption rate of prefabricated modular data centres across different industries in countries like the U.S. and Canada to maintain a huge volume of data is further contributing to regional market growth.

Increasing investments in the European region to boost the adoption rate of prefabricated data centres in various end-user industries to meet their data management and storage requirements are fueling the growth of this regional market. For instance, recently in March 2020, Vertiv, a company dealing in the provision of infrastructure solutions globally, announced the launch of a prefabricated modular data centre, 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 centre module by Vertiv has been made available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Vertiv is involved in a TIER-Ready Partnership, which is a strategic agreement between Vertiv and Uptime Institute. Under this partnership agreement, the Uptime Institute is going to carry out reviews on some of the specific models of prefabricated modules that need to meet the stringent requirements of the TIER Standard of Topology. Furthermore, as a part of this agreement, Vertiv has also completed an Uptime Institute TIER-ready III design review for its new product, the “Smart Mod PFM”.

Global Prefabricated Modular Data Center Market Developments:

  • In November 2023, Vertiv, a provider of solutions for critical digital infrastructure and continuity anywhere in the world, was happy to announce the launch of VertivTM SmartModTM Max CW – a prefabricated modular data center designed to cater to rapid deployment requirements due to growing computers. The cooling effect of this versatile unit is reliant on chilled water, allowing for the maximum reduction in environmental footprints paired with energy-saving mechanisms; its capacity remains at 200kW when fully utilized by Information technology load alone.  Compared to traditional data centre construction, the SmartModTM Max CW is assembled and tested in the factory, allowing faster deployment and lower on-site preparation and cost. Various customization options are also available for the system, such as module dimensions, number and size of racks, and cooling and power capacities.
  • In January 2022, a new facility was set up in the northwest of China to manage an increase in mobile data induced by tourists. A factory constructed and prefabricated the equipment, dividing the new data centre into 232 modules. When the preliminary preparation was finished, the modules were then put together on-site. The brand-new building has five stories. Due to the cold local climate, the data centre, which uses Huawei's FusionCol indirect evaporative cooling, can be naturally cooled for roughly 10 months out of the year.
  • In September 2022, Vertiv introduced its modular data centre infrastructure services, including prefabricated modular data centres, in India. The integrated solutions provide a quick and easy approach to installing capacity while being adaptable platforms that are designed for the deployment of IT assets. Additionally, they offer simple scalability, enabling the data centre operator to commence with a solution that fulfils immediate needs and to increase capacity as necessary. The prefabricated modular data centres from Vertiv make use of their surveillance and control, critical power, and thermal control capabilities.

Key Market Segmentation:

The global prefabricated modular data centre Market is segmented and analyzed as below:

  • By Configuration
    • Semi-prefabricated
    • Fully-prefabricated
    • All-in-one
  • By Form Factor
    • ISO
    • Enclosure
    • Skid-Mounted
  • By Industry Vertical
    • Banking and Financial Services (BFSI)
    • Manufacturing
    • Communications and Technology
    • Healthcare
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • UAE
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The prefabricated modular data center market is expected to reach a market size of US$7.031 billion in 2029.
Prefabricated Modular Data Center Market was valued at US$3.650 billion in 2022.
The prefabricated modular data center market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.82% over the forecast period.
The growing trend of adopting modular facilities to reduce the complexity of conventional facilities is boosting the demand for prefabricated modular data centers.
North America and Europe hold significant shares in the global prefabricated modular data center market.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base and Forecast Years Timeline

1.8. Key Benefits to the Stakeholder


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Processes


3.1. Key Findings


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.5. Analyst View


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Semi-prefabricated

5.3. Fully-prefabricated

5.4. All-in-one


6.1. Introduction

6.2. ISO

6.3. Enclosure

6.4. Skid-Mounted


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Banking and Financial Services (BFSI)

7.3. Manufacturing

7.4. Communications and Technology

7.5. Healthcare

7.6. Media and Entertainment

7.7. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. By Configuration

8.2.2. By Form Factor

8.2.3. By Industry Vertical

8.2.4. By Country USA Canada Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. By Configuration

8.3.2. By Form Factor

8.3.3. By Industry Vertical

8.3.4. By Country Brazil Argentina Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. By Configuration

8.4.2. By Form Factor

8.4.3. By Industry Vertical

8.4.4. By Country Germany France United Kingdom Spain Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. By Configuration

8.5.2. By Form Factor

8.5.3. By Industry Vertical

8.5.4. By Country UAE Saudi Arabia Israel Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. By Configuration

8.6.2. By Form Factor

8.6.3. By Industry Vertical

8.6.4. By Country China Japan India South Korea Taiwan Thailand Indonesia Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Competitive Dashboard


10.1. Dell Inc

10.2. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP

10.3. Emerson Electric Co.

10.4. Lightning Investors LLC (Colt Group Holdings Limited)

10.5. Schneider Electric

10.6. Cannon Technologies

10.7. Eltek

10.8. Vertiv Group Corp.

10.9. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd

10.10. IBM

Dell Inc

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP

Emerson Electric Co.

Lightning Investors LLC (Colt Group Holdings Limited)

Schneider Electric

Cannon Technologies


Vertiv Group Corp.

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd