The global data center infrastructure management market 2016-2020 report says growing adoption of containerized data centers will be a key trend for market growth.
A containerized data center is a portable one pre-installed inside a shipping container. These data centers are a part of a modular data center, in which each module is a container that can host IT, power, and cooling equipment. These data centers are available in the size of 20 feet and 40 feet and are delivered to end-users on demand.
The analysts forecast global data center infrastructure management market to grow at a CAGR of 14.68% during the period 2016-2020. According to the data center infrastructure management market report, the data center environment is becoming complex with advances in technology such as cloud, big data, IoT, and virtualization. Therefore, virtualization is an important reason for organizations to adopt DCIM.
In general, around 20%-30% of resources are not being utilized properly. This includes comatose servers, and storage and network infrastructure. In addition, a server running at its full capacity emits a huge amount of heat that needs to be cooled down by the cooling infrastructure. The amount of power supplied to the comatose server is also being wasted. One among the main drivers compelling the adoption of DCIM solutions is better capacity utilization of IT infrastructure, along with power and cooling infrastructure.
In terms of revenue, the software segment dominated the global data center infrastructure management market and is expected to reach over USD 1 billion by 2020. DCIM software accounts for almost 70% of the overall cost of implementing DCIM. Due to the increasing operating expenditure year-over-year (YOY) through higher power consumption, carbon emission, equipment failure, and security concerns with data centers, the majority of enterprises are adopting DCIM software for asset management, capacity planning, power and carbon footprint reduction, and real-time monitoring of every asset. As software forms the core of DCIM adoption, the increasing use of DCIM solutions globally will directly impact the data center infrastructure management software market in the coming years.
The following companies are the key players in the global data center infrastructure management market: CommScope, Emerson Network Power, Nlyte, Schneider Electric, Sunbird Software, and Panduit. Other prominent vendors in the market are: ABB, Cormant, Device 42, FNT, Geist, Modius, Optimum Path, Rackwise, Vigilent, Advanced DataCentre Systems, Altima Technologies, Aten, Baselayer Technology, Eaton, Graphical Networks, GreenField Software, Methode, NISCOM, Rack Technologies, RiT Technologies, Server Tech, Siemens, Tripplite, and Zoho.
Another related report is Global Data Center Construction Market 2016-2020, rise of government data centers will be a key driver for market growth. Over the past decade, many government agencies worldwide have established data centers for their operations. In the US, almost all state and local government agencies operate data centers across the country. Many CSPs and colocation vendors are involved in building data centers for government agencies. This trend is spreading worldwide along with the increase in the adoption of cloud-based services, big data analytics, and the IoT.