Data Center Energy and Infrastructure Management

  • November 2013
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  • Navigant Research
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  • 100 pages

Software and Services Market Trends, Key Functionalities, Supply- and Demand-Side Market Dynamics, Data Center Energy Efficiency, and Global Market Forecasts

Data centers around the world are increasingly becoming economic hubs for all forms of businesses. This is driving significant growth in the need for data center capacity, and businesses are scrambling to keep pace. As data centers’ importance and capacity have grown, so have their costs. One of the largest operational costs of a data center is energy consumption. Businesses are struggling to both understand and contain these costs, while governments and environmental entities are attempting to establish measures and programs to manage the rise in energy use and the effects it will have on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and global warming.
Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software and services have risen to the forefront of this battle and are opening tremendous opportunities for data centers to become more manageable and efficient. DCIM software is enabling deep visibility into all aspects of a data center’s operations – from facilities operations to IT management. The software is also bridging the silos of responsibility between facilities and IT personnel that have long existed in a data center. Meanwhile, many of the market hurdles (such as risk aversion by clients and awareness of DCIM capabilities) have dissipated, opening significant opportunities for DCIM vendors and data centers in the coming years. Navigant Research forecasts that global DCIM spending will grow from $663.2 million in 2013 to more than $4.5 billion in 2020.
This Navigant Research report analyzes the global DCIM market. The study assesses current market trends and dynamics, the key functionalities of DCIM solutions, and how these systems and services benefit data centers around the world. Global market forecasts of DCIM spending and market share, broken out by region and market segment, extend through 2020. The report also features profiles of key industry players and a discussion of regional drivers and hurdles.

Key Questions Addressed:

What is data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and how does it help a data center become more efficient?
What are the key benefits of a DCIM system?
Who are the leading players in the DCIM market?
How does a DCIM system increase productivity within a data center?
What does a DCIM system monitor and measure within a data center?
How fast will the DCIM market grow in the next 7 years?
What are some of the pitfalls that DCIM customers should consider?
What market trends will influence the DCIM market in the coming years?

Who needs this report?

Data center owners and operators
Data center hardware vendors
DCIM software vendors
Networking providers
Industry associations
Government agencies and regulators
Investor community

Table Of Contents

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Data Center Energy and Infrastructure Management Introduction
1.2 Benefits of DCIM
1.3 DCIM Market Dynamics
1.4 DCIM Market Size
2. Market Issues
2.1 Changing Priorities in Data Center Infrastructure Management
2.2 Global Growth of Data Centers
2.3 Data Center Energy Consumption
2.4 Data Center Energy Consumption and Carbon Emission Estimates
2.5 DCIM
2.5.1 Data Center Energy Management and DCIM
2.5.2 DCIM Objectives: Balancing Risk and Reward
2.6 The Vendor Landscape
2.6.1 End-to-End Data Center Product and Service Providers
2.6.2 Large IT Companies
2.6.3 DCIM Software Developers
2.6.4 DCIM Service Providers
2.7 Market Drivers
2.7.1 Better Understanding of Data Center Operations
2.7.2 Data Center IT Performance
2.7.3 Cost Control
2.7.4 Energy Savings
2.7.5 Corporate Sustainability Initiatives
2.7.5.1 Data Center Sustainability
2.8 Market Hurdles
2.8.1 Risk Aversion
2.8.2 Conflict between IT and Facilities: Finding a Common Language
2.8.3 Lack of Understanding of DCIM Solutions, Benefits, and Risks
2.8.4 Financial Considerations: Who Owns the Invoice?
2.9 Market Trends and Dynamics
2.9.1 DCIM Market Overview: Acceptance of Best Practices
2.9.2 Market Adoption Is Slow
2.9.3 Data Center Commissioning Is Lacking
2.9.4 Redundancy Is Expensive
2.9.5 The Holistic View
2.9.6 The Interoperability Requirement
2.9.6.1 Real-Time Monitoring
2.10 Regional Trends
2.10.1 The Americas
2.10.2 Europe
2.10.3 Asia Pacific
2.10.4 Other Regions
3. Technology Issues
3.1 DCIM Technology Introduction
3.2 DCIM Overview
3.2.1 Power Monitoring and Management
3.2.1.1 Power Monitoring and Management Points
3.2.1.2 Additional Power Monitoring Software Features
3.2.2 Environmental Monitoring and Management
3.2.2.1 Complexities of the Data Center Environment
3.2.3 Planning and Operations Management
3.2.3.1 Key Features of Planning and Operations Functions
3.2.4 DCIM Services
3.2.5 DCIM Effects on Data Center Energy Consumption
3.2.6 DCIM Ancillary Benefits
4. Data Center Metrics, Regulations, and Programs
4.1 Metrics
4.1.1 PUE and Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency
4.1.2 Measuring Data Center Productivity
4.1.3 Carbon Usage Effectiveness and Water Usage Effectiveness
4.2 The Role of Standards in the Data Center
4.2.1 ASHRAE
4.2.2 U.S. DOE’s Data Center Program
4.2.3 ENERGY STAR Rating for Data Centers
4.2.4 EU Code of Conduct on Data Centres Energy Efficiency
4.2.5 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
4.2.6 The U.K. CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme
4.2.7 U.S. Green Building Council - LEED
5. Key Industry Players
5.1 Key Industry Players Introduction
5.1.1 1E
5.1.2 CA Technologies
5.1.3 Cormant
5.1.4 Ecova
5.1.5 Emerson Network Power
5.1.6 EvoSwitch
5.1.7 FieldView Solutions
5.1.8 Future Facilities
5.1.9 The GreenGrid
5.1.10 Green House Data
5.1.11 GridPoint
5.1.12 iTRACS
5.1.13 Modius
5.1.14 NetApp
5.1.15 Power Assure
5.1.16 Raritan
5.1.17 Schneider Electric
5.1.18 TSO Logic
5.1.19 Verne Global
5.1.20 Vigilent
6. Market Forecasts
6.1 Market Forecast Introduction
6.2 DCIM Global Spending
6.3 DCIM Spending by Region
6.4 DCIM Market Share by Region
6.5 DCIM Spending by Market Segment
6.5.1 North America
6.5.2 Europe
6.5.3 Asia Pacific
6.6 Conclusions and Recommendations
6.6.1 Conclusions
6.6.2 Recommendations for DCIM Customers and Users
6.6.3 Recommendations for DCIM Vendors
7. Company Directory
8. Acronym and Abbreviation List
9. Table of Contents
10. Table of Charts and Figures
11. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts and Figures

DCIM Spending, World Markets: 2013-2020
Data Center Traffic Growth, World Markets: 2011-2016
Data Center GHG Emissions, Current Trends vs. Best Practices, World Markets: 2011-2016
DCIM Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2020
DCIM Market Share by Region, World Markets: 2013 and 2020
DCIM Spending by Market Segment, World Markets: 2013-2020
DCIM Spending by Market Segment, North America: 2013-2020
DCIM Spending by Market Segment, Europe: 2013-2020
DCIM Spending by Market Segment, Asia Pacific: 2013-2020
Components of a Data Center and DCIM System
The DCIM Links Among IT, Facilities Management, and the Enterprise
Evolution of the Energy Efficient Data Center
Data Center Energy Savings Opportunities
Advancement of the DCIM Market and Technology
Example Vendor Dashboard Visualization
Three-Dimensional Modeling of a Data Center

List of Tables

Power Monitoring and Management Functions of a DCIM System
Environmental Management Functions of a DCIM System
Planning and Operations Management Functions of a DCIM System
Services Functions of a DCIM Implementation
DCIM Effects on Data Center Energy Consumption
Ancillary Benefits of a DCIM Implementation
DCIM Spending, World Markets: 2013-2020
DCIM Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2020
DCIM Market Share by Region, World Markets: 2013 and 2020
DCIM Spending by Market Segment, World Markets: 2013-2020
DCIM Spending by Market Segment, North America: 2013-2020
DCIM Spending by Market Segment, Europe: 2013-2020
DCIM Spending by Market Segment, Asia Pacific: 2013-2020
DCIM Spending by Market Segment, Latin America: 2013-2020
DCIM Spending by Market Segment, Middle East and Africa: 2013-2020

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