Cooling is a fundamental cost factor in the data center and if its implemented inappropriately, the power needed for data cooling center can match or surpass the power needed to run an entire IT setup itself. Technically, the deciding factors for setting a cooling center involves a server inlet, server exhaust, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and floor tile supply temperature.
the market is driven by rise in number of data centers across the world to handle the data volumes. In addition, the demand for a solid infrastructure supported by government agencies and adoption of data cooling techniques by large enterprises helps in strengthening of the market. The need for data cooling centers has been at the forefront since the amount of digital data has grown in the past two decades. In addition, the need for eco-friendly yet cost-effective cooling solutions contribute to the market growth.
The downsides being significant costs of installation, heavy maintenance and complex dimension of the cooling devices might impede the market growth. At some places, frequent power outages coupled with a low number of backup devices are also a major drawback for inefficiency of data cooling centers.
The components used in the data center cooling market include control system, air conditioner, cooling tower, liquid cooling system and chilling unit.
A data center cooling device/equipment offers services such as installation & deployment, consulting and maintenance. Maintenance segment is expected to grow in the near future as several IT players are engaged in data optimization and maintenance routines. The cooling techniques used in the data cooling centers are rack based techniques and row based techniques. Rack based techniques have a relatively higher share.
Applications that come under data center cooling market include BFSI, IT, retail, Energy & Utility, Colocation and Healthcare.
North America holds a dominant position in the data center cooling market as there is a wider presence of IT players scattered all over the U.S. Data management techniques are now growing day by day with the rise in data volume and market share. European regions stand second in the global ranking as the market size is considerably large coupled with stringent environmental laws for setting up of cooling centers. The cooling centers need to comply with environmental norms and regulations to minimize any pollution caused. MEA market is considerably moderate owing to limited number of IT companies. However, presence of banks and financial institutions at large contributes to the market development in MEA.
Prominent players profiled in the data center cooling market include Schneider Electric SE, Black Box Corporation, Nortek Air Solutions LLC, Airedale International Air Cooling Conditioning Ltd, AdaptivCOOL and Rittal GmbH & Co KG.