A data center, also called a server farm, is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as network equipment and storage systems. It also includes supporting equipment such as backup power supplies, data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression), rack infrastructure for collocation, and security devices.
With the increase in demand for data processing power and information storage, the need for denser servers to scale up the capacity of the existing data centers has risen. As a result, the increase in the number of dense servers is compelling organizations to adopt new and innovative cooling solutions in their data centers. Additionally, the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling technique allows organizations to build new data centers with effective cooling solutions. Further, in order to reduce their energy expenditure and carbon emission, data center operators are increasingly leaning towards free cooling solutions (such as air-side or water-side economizer based cooling solutions).
Data centers consume a huge amount of energy, and approximately 50% of this energy is consumed by the cooling infrastructure in data centers. The rising cost of energy is forcing data center operators to adopt energy efficient equipment in their data centers.
Further, the deficit in power production and the unavailability of power for general household usage is prompting the law makers to put pressure on commercial organizations to reduce their power consumption. Further, as cooling equipment account for a major part of the energy consumed by data centers, the organizations are looking for energy efficient cooling systems. This is prompting cooling solution vendors to introduce innovative products that can run on renewable energy (such as solar powered cooling systems); thus, driving the growth in the data center cooling solutions market.
Today, despite the healthy growth, the data center cooling solutions market is facing many challenges. The high level of energy consumption by the cooling solutions equipment, coupled with the increasing energy deficit, pose a serious challenge for the growth of this market. Further, issues such as the current economic slowdown, increasing focus on climate change, and various regulatory dynamics have jeopardized the growth of the data center market.
This report by TechNavio Insights highlights the scope of the data center cooling solutions market. Further it discusses key market trends, drivers, growth inhibitors, and a few major vendors of the market.
Key Topics Covered:
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Market Size and Forecast
- 3. Geographic Segmentation
- 3.1. Market Size in Americas
- 3.2. Market Size in EMEA
- 3.3. Market Size in APAC
- 4. Market Trends for Data Center Cooling Solutions
- 5. Market Drivers for Data Center Cooling Solutions
- 6. Market Challenges for Data Center Cooling Solutions
- 7. Vendors
- Exhibit 2.1: Data Center Cooling Solutions Market Size and Forecast 2009-2013 (In $billion)
- Exhibit 3.1: Data Center Cooling Solutions Market Segmentation by Geography - 2009
- Exhibit 3.2: Data Center Cooling Solutions Market Size in Americas - 2009-2013 (in $billion)
- Exhibit 3.3: Data Center Cooling Solutions Market Size in EMEA - 2009-2013 (in $billion)
- Exhibit 3.4: Data Center Cooling Solutions Market Size in APAC - 2009-2013 (in $billion)