Over the past few years, tech companies worldwide are actively deploying data centers to store huge volumes of essential data. A 2017 report claims that around 400 hyperscale data centers currently exist across the globe, with 44% in the U.S., 8% in China followed by the UK, Germany, and Japan.
Basically, data centers include storage systems, network devices and servers that are rigged with ultra-miniature components which are vulnerable to unstable power conditions. For effective working of these data centers, companies are integrating advanced power management devices like UPS, battery monitoring equipment and intelligent rack PDUs to reduce PUE ratio and increase energy efficiency. Such systems offer secure and continuous power supply to data centers and protect them against power disruption.
Online UPS systems are also becoming mainstream owing to their effective power protection offering to network components. These systems regulate frequency & voltage, power conditioning, and zero-time transfer to batteries during power breakdowns. They offer isolation between the mains supply and load, eliminating input disturbances like brownouts, spikes, and blackouts during power conversion. Given to these features, it is evident that the online data center UPS market would account for a noteworthy share in global industry.
Medium size data centers are extensively constructed across hospitals, cable handling stations, commercial organizations, government and universities. These data centers are preferred on account of their fast and easy configuration and deployment. In fact, in 2019, edge colocation firm EdgeMicro introduced micro data centers in Texas, Tampa Bay, and North Carolina. Increasing deployment of medium size data centers may favor the demand for efficient UPS systems for power management and lower equipment failure rate.
Based on regional standpoint, North America data center UPS market is poised to witness prominent growth owing to strong presence of data center facilities across the region. Tech companies in North America are actively adopting cutting technologies like IoT and AI which generates huge amounts of data. Implementation of strict government mandates for reducing carbon footprint and energy consumption has influenced the adoption of efficient power management devices across data centers. Moreover, a report from Cisco Systems projects that the region would account around 39% of hyperscale data centers by 2021.
Currently, Schneider Electric, Eaton Corporation, Siemens AG, Mitsubishi Electric, ABB Ltd. and Delta Electronics are the key market contenders functioning in the global data center UPS market. These firms are focusing on developing secure and reliable solutions for the efficient operation of UPS systems. Taking 2017 for instance, ABB launched ABB Ability which offers automation and management solutions extensively for data centers in tandem with Intel DCM. Such advancements could act as an essential driver shaping the worldwide data center UPS market.