Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is a device that provides emergency power to a load when the main source is interrupted. It consists of batteries to store power in DC form using a rectifier. UPS acts an interface between the main power source and Data Center equipment. It protects against small power surges and voltage variations from the main power supply.
Despite concerns regarding design and operation of Data Center facilities, situation arises when main power source gets dysfunctional either in terms of availability or even quality. Such events could result in data loss, damage to data center equipment and non-availability of essential services leading to huge financial losses. UPS systems ensure high quality power requirements for the data center equipment to facilitate efficient working of an enterprise network.
Modern UPS systems have features such as intelligent battery management system, power conditioning, temperature compensated battery charging, automated self-test and other relevant features which enables efficient power management of the enterprise data center facility.
Global Data Center UPS Market is estimated to reach $5.52 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 6.52%. In 2015, North America held the major share of global market and is estimated to withhold the position throughout the forecast period. Advent of cloud computing, increase in deployment of data center facilities by enterprises to facilitate their data and network requirements and the need to maintain reliability and uptime of the data center facilities to increase the overall productivity are the major driving factors of Global Data Center UPS Market. But, UPS power systems require regular checkup and maintenance and acts as a major challenge for deployment of the system. Lack of skilled and dedicated workforce in organization to manage the UPS systems is another key restraint for the Data Center UPS market.
The report on Global Data Center UPS Market is segmented based on geography, industry verticals, end users and type. By end user the market is segmented into cloud service providers, colocation providers, enterprises and others.