Data center constitute a huge portion of overall IT budget of any enterprise and due to increasing complexities and shrinking budgets, enterprises are moving towards a feasible solution to meet their computing demands. Containerized data center are ready to use data center unit which can be customized as per the needs of the company and moreover there is no requirement to build a whole new data center by investing both time and money.
Containerized data center is a pre-fabricated data center facility in a fully enclosed mobile container. The container is complete stand-alone data center unit which works on plug – play mode. The concept of containerized data center is based around mobility and these containers are designed in a manner so that they can be easily transported as per the requirement. Moreover, the containerized data center have low operating costs with high energy savings capacity.
Compared to brick and mortar model, the containerized data center are portable and easy to deploy or assemble at any location owing to its size. Over the last five years, containerized data center have gained significant traction and are experiencing substantial adoption across the industry verticals such as banking/financial services, manufacturing, technology, healthcare and others across the globe.
Increasing demand for scalable and energy efficient data centers has led to robust growth in Containerized Data Center Market,which is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 28.05% over the period 2014 to 2020, to reach total market value of $10.01 billion by end of 2020.
Geographically in 2014, North America followed by Europe held the largest market share owing to reduction in total cost of ownership and time of deployment of the containerized data center. However Asia Pacific will witness the highest CAGR for the forecast period owing to increasing data center demand in the region.
Some of the major companies mentioned in the report are IBM, Dell, Schneider Electric, Emerson Network Power, CISCO and SGI.