Huawei, Flexenclosure, & Schneider Electric- Notable Participants In All-in-One Modular Data Center Market
The world, at present, accommodates thousands of data centers. This includes small enterprise owned server rooms and large hyperscale sites, and commercial MTDC’s (Multi-Tenant Data centers). Currently, the data center landscape is undergoing several transformations, which in response have impacted the distribution and relative count of the different facility types. Enterprises initially owned nearly 80% of the data centers spaces across the globe; however, in the coming years, the count is projected to drop significantly. Factor attributing to this drop is the migration of some of the capacities from enterprise owned sites to more cost-efficient colocation and cloud facilities.
Furthermore, the all-time increasing appetite for data storage and transfer has led to more complex and advanced computing and storage solution. Generating a shift towards modularity, virtualization, Artificial-Intelligence, and edge computing. The trend of data centers evolving from conventional brick & mortar model to a self-contained modular design, particularly with the emergence of edge computing and 5G has significantly contributed to the overall growth of the All-in-One Modular Data Center Market.
The aforementioned dynamics of the All-in-One Modular Data Center Market during the near future are expected to up surge the employment of modular data center attributing to three key reasons. First is the rising demand for closer proximity facilities for low latency and faster accessibility to data, second is rising connectivity demand in remote locations and third is low cost and energy efficient solutions. The all-in-one data center, owing to these influencers are expected to experience a noteworthy thrust in their demand. The companies in the value chain of all-in-one modular data centers are seen to aggressively push the adoption of the containerized/prefabricated modular data centers, and cater to burgeoning demand for edge computing. Few of the important developments from the industry are mentioned below:
|2019||Flexenclosure announced expansion of its presence in Latin America with the opening of new eCenter data center in El Salvador. The US$ 4.6Mn datacenter facility would be prefabricated at Flexenclosure’s manufacturing plant in Sweden.||South America|
|2018||IBM entered into containerized All-in-One Modular Data Center Market with the introduction of suite of modular and container-based systems to help to scale their data center capacity. The IBM module includes datacenter products in 20-foot and 40-foot shipping containers.||North America|
|2017||Rittal and HPE partnered to Modular Data Center solutions to the global All-in-One Modular Data Center Market. The companies would focus on hyperconvergence of markets hybrid cloud and edge solutions to provide plug and play solution to its customers.||Europe|