There has been increasing need for energy-efficient solutions in data centers worldwide. The market for green data centers is observing high growth with environmental regulations and rising energy costs. Moreover, the evolution of cloud-based solutions has made it vital for companies to monitor and control their data center usage. The high demand for data storage has created constraints in storage capacity, creating a need for energy-efficient solutions to store data. The global green data center market accounted for US$ 25.87 Bn in 2014, and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 30.8% during the period from 2015 to 2022. The implementation of advanced technologies such as economizers for cooling in data centers has resulted in improvements in efficiency and minimized environmental impact. Green data center solutions have benefited the businesses via efficient solutions for the management of IT data centers. Recently, green data center solutions have observed demand beyond the IT sector, with the banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI); telecommunications; and healthcare sectors also considering their implementation. Reduced e-waste and low carbon emissions with the use of alternative energy technologies are some of the additional advantages of green data centers.
The global green data center market is segmented on the basis of PUE standards into PUE 1 to 1.5, PUE 1.5 to 2.0, and PUE greater than 2. The PUE greater than 2 standard segment dominated the market in 2014 and is expected to hold the major market share by 2022; however, the PUE 1 to 1.5 standard segment is predicted to grow the fastest over the forecast period from 2015 to 2022. Components of green data centers include air conditioning, power units, storage and servers, network devices, and security appliances. In terms of the end-use industry, IT, telecom, and healthcare are anticipated to swiftly adopt green data center solutions. On the basis of ownership types, the market is segmented into external and internal ownership. Within external ownership, co-location is predicted to hold the major demand by 2022, rather than dedicated hosting. Internal ownership is further sub-segmented into healthcare; IT; telecom; government; banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI); energy and utility; transportation and logistics; and others. IT and telecom are the two major sub-segments in internal ownership that are predicted to account for a major market share and grow fastest in the coming years.
Geographically, North America and Europe accounted for the majority market shares globally in terms of revenue generated in 2014. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years; however, Asia Pacific is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period from 2015 to 2022. This can be attributed to rise of IT sector industries in Asia. Furthermore, the growth of the healthcare sector would be one of the major factors driving the green data center market in Asia Pacific in the coming years. Other regions, such as Middle East and Africa and Latin America are also expected to witness significant growth in the coming years.
The green data center market is witnessing intense competition, with companies focusing on energy efficiency within their data centers and offering green data center solutions. Some of the key providers of green data center solutions include Cisco Systems, Inc., Ericsson, Fujitsu Ltd, International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard Company. Other significant players in the market include Dell Inc., Equinix, Inc., Tech Mahindra Ltd., Eaton Corporation Plc., Ecomnets, EMC Corporation, Emerson Network Power, Hitachi, Ltd, and Schneider Electric (APC).
A data center is a facility of computer systems that houses the data and applications that are critical for the success of any business organization. The green data center is a concept whereby cost savings are realized on the operation and maintenance of data centers. It includes implementation of advanced technologies such as economizers for cooling, resulting in maximum efficiency, and minimum environmental impact. Reduced e-waste and recycling, low emissions, and use of alternative energy technologies are some of the other benefits of green data centers. IT, Telecom and BFSI are some of the key industries where green data centers are prominent. The growth in these industries is expected to affect the green data center market positively since these industries have high data storage requirements.
Key factors driving the global green data center market include increasing shift of enterprises towards energy efficiency, government regulations and reduction in operational cost. The application of green data centers is expected to increase across various industrial segments in the coming years. Moreover, industry players look to increase the energy efficiency and overall performance of data centers, which is further expected to escalate the demand for green data centers.
The global green data center market is segmented by PUE standard, component, ownership, and by geographic regions. Based on the PUE standards, the market is further segmented into PUE 1 to 1.5, PUE 1.5 to 2, PUE Greater than 2. The components of green data center include air conditioning, power backup, storage & servers, network and security appliances. Based on ownership, the green data centers market is segmented into External (Co-location, Dedicated hosting) and Internal (Healthcare, IT, Telecom, Government and Others (Retail, etc). The market size and forecasts in terms of revenue (US$ Bn) for each of these segments have been provided for the period 2012 to 2022, considering 2013 and 2014 as the base years. The report also provides compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each segment of the market for forecast period 2015 to 2022. Geographically, the green data center market has been segmented into five regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Latin America.
The report includes market dynamics, key trends analysis and energy efficiency regulations for data centers in different countries. The report also includes analysis of key participants in the green data center along with their role in the ecosystem. We have included future trends that will impact the demand. The study provides market estimation in terms of revenue and forecast for the period 2012 to 2022.
Some of the key manufacturers of data centers using green technologies include Cisco Systems, Inc., Ericsson, Fujitsu Ltd, International Business Machines Corporation and Hewlett-Packard Company. Other significant players in the market include Dell Inc., Eaton Corporation Plc., EMC Corporation, Emerson Network Power, Hitachi, Ltd and Schneider Electric (APC).
This report analyzes the global green data center market in terms of revenue (US$ Bn). The market has been segmented as follows:
Green Data Center Market, by PUE Standard:
- PUE 1 to 1.5
- PUE 1.5 to 2
- PUE Greater than 2
Green Data Center Market, by Component:
- Air Conditioning
- Power Backup
- Storage & Servers
- Security Appliances
Green Data Center Market, by Ownership
- Dedicated Hosting
- Energy &Utility
- Transportation & Logistics
- Other (Retail, etc.)
Green Data Center Market, by Geography:
- North America
- Rest of North America
- NORDIC Countries
- Rest of Europe
- South Asia
- Australasia(Australia, New Zealand and Guinea)
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East and Africa (MEA)
- GCC Countries
- North Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America