The data center UPS market is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 7% over the forecast period from 2016 to 2024. Uninterrupted power supply (UPS) is a device that provides emergency power to load in case of main power source failure. It acts as an interface between main power source and data center components to prevent damage due to power failure or voltage surges. Strengthening acceptance of cloud computing coupled with falling tolerance limits related to data loss is a major driver boosting global demand over the forecast period.
Establishment of new data centres along with transformation of old center is expected to provide considerable boost to the data center UPS market. Surge in voltage instabilities and outage is foreseen to accelerate demand for UPS systems capable of handling likely situations without causing damage. Increasing use of online services by enterprises is also lending impetus for market growth.
Data center UPS manufacturers are looking for parallel industry requirements for utilization in similar applications such as healthcare, BFSI, Defence and Industrial IoT to nurture market growth.
Increasing dependency for mission-critical applications, minimizing downtime, improving efficiency and reducing the environmental impact are the helping factors for market growth. The growing trends towards virtualization, cloud computing and need for easy data availability are also fuelling the market. Software industry, surge in number of connected devices, increase in devices in IoT market, and online streaming media are few drivers of the market over the forecast period.
Slowdown of the semiconductor industry is likely to create inventory supply deficiency for data centers posing a challenge for industry growth. Price premium attached to UPS systems with higher efficiency system is deterring cost-conscious end users from upgrading. Market maturity, lack of product differentiation and intense price competitiveness are also restraining market growth.
Maintaining product efficacy, lower total cost of ownership, reliability, customer relationship and investment in developing reliable technology are opportunate drivers for the growth of UPS Market.
The data center UPS market is segmented based on type of technology, product and region.
On the basis of technology, data center is further segmented into line interactive and double conversion UPS system. Line interactive UPS system is suitable for web, departmental server and small business providing high reliability, high efficiency, and good voltage conditioning. Double conversion type technology is a preferred topology of UPS system which protects against the full range of power disturbances experienced by a data center power system.
On the basis of product, market is further segmented into small, medium and large data center UPS. Small data center UPS holds 57% of the market size, and is likely to experience growth owing to evolution of small size enterprises, demand from medical imaging, server rooms, industrial sectors, and factory floors market.
Medium data centers are expected to rise distinctly owing to high requirement in diverse verticals like medical field, cable handling junctions, commercial firms and governmental institutions. Big data center UPS is anticipated to be fastest growing segment owing to increase in data traffic and wide implementation of cloud services to serve wide base of consumers globally.
On the basis of region, market is further segmented into Asia Pacific, U.S and Europe. Surge in adoption of computing infrastructure to enhance asset value is expected to spur regional demand in Asia pacific market over the forecast period. Europe data center UPS market is growing with strong demand from France, UK, and Germany owing to increased industrial internet of things solutions.
Escalating demand from insurance sector, financial sector and healthcare sector is anticipated to improve market growth in U.S, a leading user of data center UPS market.
Intensifying demand for power, space and cost containment in data centers, operators are implementing modular design to gain flexibility and cost efficiencies. Rapid deployment of power equipment, containerization, lean construction, pre-fabrication of standard devices, easy retrofitting and the ability to expand only as needed are few unique propositions of modular UPS units.
Global data center UPS market is moderately competitive with top three manufacturers accounting for more than 50% share of the market. Key participants in the industry having global presence include ABB, Eaton network power, Gamatronic Electronic industries, General Electric, Mitsubishi Electric, Delta Electronics, Schneider Electric and Siemens. Prospering vendors include Ametek, Controlled Power Company, Belkin International, and Toshiba.
ABB, leading manufacturer of UPS systems, has introduced modular UPS design with its decentralized parallel architecture allowing module to work as one system without interdependence. With failure of a single module, overall system will operate normally without impacting other modules is a unique feature offering by ABB.
Research Support Specialist, USA