Global data center cooling stakes favor DCIM: Report

Sept. 6, 2019
Research and Markets' "Data Center Cooling Market/Global Outlook and Forecast 2019-2024" report offers a detailed overview of the vendor landscape, competitive analysis, and key market strategies.

The Data Center Cooling Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2019-2024 report has been added to the list of titles offered by technology industry analyst (Dublin, IRL).

The report's analysis of global data center cooling market provides market size and growth rate for the forecast period 2018-2024. The report offers comprehensive insights into current industry trends, trend forecast, and growth drivers about the global data center cooling market. Providing the latest analysis of market share, growth drivers, challenges, and investment opportunities, it also offers a complete overview of market segments and the regional outlook of the global data center cooling market.

Further, the report offers a detailed overview of the vendor landscape, competitive analysis, and key market strategies for those seeking to gain competitive advantage.

Per a report summary, the global data center cooling market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4% during 2018-2024.

The analysis finds that increased data center construction in developing countries such as Latin America, MEA and Southeast Asia (except Singapore), India, China & Hong Kong, and South Korea is likely to boost to the data center cooling market during the forecast period.

Additionally, increased investment by hyperscale companies and rise in the adoption of innovative and energy-efficient cooling infrastructure solutions are seen as likely to contribute to the market's robustness, "fetching huge profits for the vendors," projects the analyst.

"The global data center cooling market is witnessing an increased adoption of automation and monitoring solutions," explains a Research and Markets statement.

"These solutions identify the maintenance requirements of infrastructure to avoid operational failures and provide end-to-end monitoring and automation of facilities."

"Further, Data Center as a Service or DMaaS, a service based on DCIM solutions, is likely to gain traction in the market," adds the statement. "Vendors offering DCIM solutions to monitor power consumption and carbon dioxide emission will gain a major revenue boost in the coming years. Cryptocurrency is [also] expected to emerge as one of the strongest drivers for data center growth during the forecast period," continues the analyst.

According to Research and Markets, in terms of market dynamics, growth enablers for the data center cooling segment include: an increase in the construction of hyperscale data centers; adoption of energy-efficient systems by colocation providers; growing facility development targeting PUE of <1.5; increased modular data center deployment; and increasing demand for edge data centers. Growth restraints for the segment as cited by the research may include: an increase in power consumption by data center cooling systems; increasing water consumption by data centers; increased carbon emissions from data centers; and higher procurement costs for energy-efficient infrastructure.

Key opportunities and growth trends within the global data center cooling market as defined by Research and Markets include the following: district heating by data centers; growth in construction of cryptocurrency data centers; increased adoption of automation and monitoring solutions; favorable locations for data center construction and cooling; growing rack power density; and a rise in data center innovations targeting cooling.

The new market research report includes a detailed segmentation of the global data center market by cooling infrastructure, cooling technique, cooling systems, and geography. Per the report's summary:

"The global data center cooling market growth for the air-based cooling technique primarily depends on the construction of data centers (traditional, brick-and-mortar facility, or modular data center), type of system adopted, redundancy of the system adopted, cost, and growth of rack power density. Tier III facilities are increasingly focussing on adopting 2N redundant CRAC and CRAH units to enable high availability service offerings in the global market. Further, data center colocation operators are investing a huge amount to develop facilities that are involved in the adoption of efficient cooling systems and incorporate flexible design. The increasing use of AI and IoT systems will continue to increase the IT load, which will, in turn, lead to higher revenue generation in the global data center cooling market during the forecast period.

"Free cooling solutions are gaining momentum over liquid-based cooling solutions. The data center operators in the US, Europe, Nordic, Canada, and Japan are gaining traction among Free cooling. However, the use of chilled water systems is still highly prevalent in the market, especially in data centers that use water-based cooling. In addition, innovation in the free cooling space, especially with the use of outside air to cool data centers without any on-site water requirement is expected to transform the data center cooling market size during the forecast period. The market is also witnessing an increased adoption of evaporative coolers that facilitate partial cooling with indoor CRAC units, which is likely to propel the data center market share.

"The deployment of hyperscale and mega facilities is driving the adoption of 2N CRAC or CRAH units in the global market, whereas other data centers are expected to go for N+N redundant systems. Besides, adoption of these CRAH & CRAC systems are also expected to witness a hike in the data centers that use DX or chilled-water cooling solutions, thus significantly benefiting the data center cooling manufacturers.

"The data centers that require highly efficient cooling with less dependency on the outside environment to cool the facility are the largest consumers of chillers. An enhanced focus on reducing electricity consumption by data centers and improving efficiency through reduced PUEs and carbon emission is driving the market for economizers and evaporative coolers. The market is witnessing high adoption of direct-liquid cooling solutions and liquid immersion solutions by the data centers with the rack power density of over 30Kw, which is likely to drive the data center cooling market.

"The adoption of efficient chilled-water systems that save up to 30% in water consumption will boost the market for water-based cooling techniques. Further, the proliferated relocation of data centers to coastal regions, ocean water will be a major viable source for cooling during the forecast period. In addition, Microsoft's under ocean data center experiment will be a key to the existence of water as a cool solution and expected to drive the data center cooling market during the forecast period.

"Direct liquid cooling and immersion cooling solutions are highly adopted by the data center operators to facilitate the cooling of high-density racks up to 200 kW (for increased efficiency). China, the US, Japan, Germany, France, and the UK are some of the leading markets for direct liquid cooling and immersion cooling solutions. Further, multiple OEM partnerships is also likely to contribute to accelerated market growth."

Drilling down on the segment's geographical analysis, Research and Market states that:

"Colocation providers along with hyperscale cloud data center developers are the major revenue contributors in the North America data center cooling market. The increased investment by the colocation service provider, hyperscale service provider, telecommunication, enterprises, government, and education services are expected to drive the market in the region. Besides, the market will also witness growth by introduction of innovative products to by vendors that will increase the sustainability of cooling systems.

"The increased investment in the construction of modular datacenters and increased investment by hyperscale cloud data center developers are the key factors attributed to the growth of the market in Latin America. In UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Ireland, Belgium, and Switzerland multiple projects are carried out by colocation, cloud, telecommunication and internet service providers, which is leading to the significant revenue growth in Western Europe. Further, evaporative/adiabatic coolers and free-cooling chillers are likely to gain traction in the region due to availability of over 6,000 hours per year free-cooling benefit.

"The water-based cooling systems and air-based cooling solutions are likely to gain prominence in the MEA data center cooling market. The data center market in APAC is witnessing steady growth with continued investments from hyper-scale and cloud service provider. Also, the growing number of internet users, social media users, and businesses adopting cloud-based services are adding to the growth of the data center market. Further, China, India, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong are leading investors in the data center market in this region."

In its vendor analysis, the report's summary points out that "the data center cooling market comprises of both global and local providers. There are several cooling infrastructure providers in the market offerings complete range of solutions as well as specific products," adds the analyst. "Further, the growing consumption of electricity by data center cooling units has pushed to vendors to introduce innovative and effective solutions for datacentres. Innovations across infrastructure have led to the development of new products that have increased the efficiency of data center operations by 90% and reduce cooling OPEX up to 50%. In terms of revenue, leading vendors are expected to generate more revenue," concludes Research and Markets.

Major vendors mentioned in the report include:

Airedale Air Conditioning


Schneider Electric



Other prominent market players cited by the research include:



Alfa Laval

Allied Control


ClimateWorx International


Coolcentric (Wakefield-Vette)

Condair Group

CoolIT Systems

Daikin Applied

Data Aire

Delta Group


Green Revolution Cooling


Motivair Corp.


Nortek Air Solutions

Nortek Humidity




Renovo Zhuhai


United Technologies



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