Data centers will continue to be the most important application within critical power, driving investment in modular solutions, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), module-level power electronics (MLPE), non-traditional cooling technologies, and converged power solutions. Overall, data center investment is forecast to increase by 9.1% in 2017.

The Internet of Things (IoT) will become increasingly prominent, with IoT-connected UPS systems playing a role in terms of energy management and efficiency as well as providing peaking power and demand response. Non-traditional cooling solutions will register a growth rate of 15.7% in 2017, mainly because of demand from data