Technavio identifies the top four drivers for the data center cooling solutions market in EMEA

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Data center cooling solutions in EMEA: Key market research findings

  • Increasing investments in modular data centers to drive market growth
  • Air conditioners account for a majority of the market’s revenue
  • Key vendors – Airedale, Black Box Network, Climaveneta, Eaton, Emerson, Geist, Rittal, Schneider Electric, and STULZ

The market research analysts at Technavio predict the data center cooling solutions market in EMEA to grow at a CAGR of around 10% between 2016 and 2020. The growth of this market can be accredited to the increased investments in modular data centers. Modular data centers are gaining traction in the market because of their effectiveness and ability to adapt to variations in temperature and humidity. The infrastructure retained in such data centers includes servers, air conditioning units, and UPS systems. Many vendors are manufacturing modular data center containers worldwide with the use of closed-coupled cooling solutions such as rack or row cooling. During 2015, Europe was the dominant shareholder in the data center cooling solutions market by accounting for a revenue of around $1 billion. The market in this region is likely to undergo substantial growth during the forecast period owing to factors such as increased investment in data center construction of CSPs and colocation and telecommunication service providers.

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

“The introduction of big data and cloud computing is augmenting the demand for data centers among enterprises and government agencies as they support high-performance computing. Data centers also enable parallel processing with better reliability, efficiency, and scalability through the enhancement of power density and efficiency of cooling systems. Vendors in the market are designing high-density servers to provide 99% service availability to end-users. Since the heat generated by these high-density servers has risen considerably, the need for efficient cooling systems is witnessing an upsurge,” says Abhaya Sinha, Lead Analyst, ICT, Technavio Research.

Currently, the air conditioner segment dominates the data center cooling solutions market in EMEA with a revenue of around $660 million. A CRAC unit monitors and maintains air distribution, humidity, and temperature in data centers. The CRAC unit is built with a DX refrigeration cycle and a compressor to regulate airflow and reduce hot spots within data centers. Modern CRAC units use precision cooling techniques. These units are programmed to carry the exhaust air from enclosures emitting the bypass air within the equipment. The balance ratio parameter is used to calculate the amount of cool air entering the IT equipment compared with the total amount of cool air generated by a CRAC unit.

The key vendors in the global market include Airedale, Black Box Network, Climaveneta, Eaton, Emerson, Geist, Rittal, Schneider Electric, and STULZ. The data center cooling solutions market in EMEA is highly competitive due to the presence of several vendors in the market space. The competition in the market is likely to intensify further with a projected increase in solution extensions, technological innovations, and mergers and acquisitions. To remain competitive in the market, vendors are looking to develop new technologies and keep pace with the latest technologies.

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

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