Data center cooling market in the MEA to benefit from advancements in the liquid-based cooling space through 2020

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Data center cooling in MEA: Key market research findings

  • Growing construction of data centers in MEA drives market growth
  • MEA dominates the market geographically
  • Key vendors – Airedale Air Conditioning, Black Box Network, Eaton, Emerson Network Power, Geist, Rittal, Schneider Electric, and STULZ

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the data center cooling market in MEA to grow at a CAGR of over 19% between 2016 and 2020. The increase in the rate of construction of new data centers in the region is the primary driver for growth in this market. Cloud computing and big data analytics have influenced the demand for data centers in MEA, with the public cloud being the largest growing segment in the region. Many local organizations, governments, and banks are involved in the construction of data centers in the Middle East, and this trend is expected to continue over the next four years. During 2015, the Middle East dominated the data center cooling market in MEA with a market value of almost $281 million. The market in this region is likely to grow with the rising construction of smart infrastructure in cities such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the adoption of precision air conditioning systems, containment cooling, and rack-level cooling.

The new market research report from Technavio presents a breakdown and analysis of the data center cooling segments based on the product.

“The emergence of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is the latest trend in the market. DCIM facilitates the management of cooling systems in a data center through remote software via sensors attached to the cooling systems and enables configuration of the system according to the external environment. For instance, the information regarding the return air temperature, temperature of the entire facility, relative humidity (RH) and dew point humidity (DPH) reading, and active alarm signals can be obtained through sensors fitted into the cooling centers,” says Rakesh Panda, Lead Analyst, ICT, Technavio Research.

Currently, the liquid-based cooling segment accounts for a market value of $302 million to dominate the data center cooling market in the MEA. This segment of the market is thriving due to the improved efficiency of liquid-based cooling as opposed to air-based cooling. Water-based cooling, a sub-segment of liquid-based cooling, is the most widely accepted cooling system and is commonly used in chillers, condensers, and economizers. Advances in the liquid-based cooling space are likely to propel growth in the liquid-based cooling market in MEA by 2020.

The key vendors in the market include Airedale Air Conditioning, Black Box Network, Eaton, Emerson Network Power, Geist, Rittal, Schneider Electric, and STULZ. The presence of a number of vendors offering innovative cooling solutions has led to this market being highly competitive. Vendors are constantly making innovations to reduce power consumption in their cooling systems and the rapid advances in technology in the data center space are expected to escalate the market. In a bid to increase their market shares, major vendors can also be expected to acquire innovative startups.

A more detailed analysis is available in the Technavio report, Data Center Cooling Market in MEA 2016-2020.

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