According to a recent study from Global Market Insights, increased power consumption along with an objective to improve the overall efficiencies are likely to augment the development of data center cooling market. Several government reforms on data centers have urged the adoption of energy-efficient cooling techniques to maintain IT devices.

The global data center cooling market could surpass an annual evaluation of $25 billion by 2026. Rapid developments in advanced technologies, like IoT devices and AI in the manufacturing sector, are resulting in an exponential rise in data.

Additionally, a hike in the number of connected factories will push the consumption of data centers, leading to increased adoption of data center cooling components over the next few years albeit the COVID-19 industrial crises.  

Based on applications, the health care segment is likely to gain traction through 2026 due to a growing necessity for enhanced IT facilities as well as infrastructure capacities. There is also an increased demand for rapid transformation of data centers to better manage digital transformation needs.

A national health care data network with five data centers was launched in Guizhou Province, China, in June 2018. Similar trends will highlight the importance of processing health care data worldwide and trigger the customization of data center capabilities for medical applications, driving the data center cooling market outlook.

There are growing investments in research and development on hyperscale data centers from Google, Microsoft, and AWS, among several other cloud service providers to adopt energy-efficient cooling systems. They are also working on amplifying storage capabilities for efficient workflow on the cloud. Google introduced liquid cooling systems to offer AI data processing in May 2018 as a solution to excessive heat generation by tensor processing units (TPUs).

Consistent adoption of liquid cooling systems in data centers is leading to industrial expansion across the globe. For instance, in 2018, Germany-based Cloud&Heat Technologies  transported a container-based system to a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corp., Inabata, to extend the former company’s liquid-cooled offerings in Japan.

The competitors are also focused on innovations to scale up the demand and production of the cooling systems. For instance, several companies have introduced R-1224yd, a data center cooling system that uses low-pressure refrigerant for air cooling. The device was built using a new HFO refrigerant and minimizes half of the power consumption.

Data centers contribute to over 3% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while cooling systems make up for nearly 40% of their power consumption. Manufacturers are keen on creating green data centers that deploy free cooling technologies in contrast to traditional air conditioners. A steady rise in the number of green data centers used for storing and processing information could boost the IT industry to minimize energy consumption along with the total power costs.