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Analysis of the Global Data Center Uninterruptible Power Supplies Market

  • December 2013
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 1938908


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Growth in the Small Data Center Segment Drives Overall Growth

The global data center uninterruptible power supplies market provides an analysis of the growth trends in the global market for data centers. The research service is segmented as small, medium, and large data centers, with power ranges from 20 to 200 kVA, 200 to 500 kVA, and above 500 kVA, respectively. Additionally, this research provides information on the region revenue breakdown as well as key competitive information. Market shares by company are provided at the total market level and at each segment level of the research. Additionally, the research provides insights on the market landscape such as drivers, restraints, and the analysis that leads up to the revenue forecast in the research.

Key Findings

-The global data center uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) market generated $X million in revenue in 2012.
-The market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of X% from 2012 to 2019.
-The data center vertical has transformed the UPS market in a remarkable way.
-Every data center values the need for backup power and traditional backup power.
-Lead acid batteries continue to be the most reliable energy storage technology available for most data centers.
-Increased precision and sensitivity of data and storage continue to drive the need for sustained investment on UPSs for data centers.
-Key aspects that influence the purchase decision for UPSs in data centers are cost, reliability, efficiency, maintenance, and service of the backup power equipment.
-An evaluation of the upfront cost versus total cost of ownership and therefore the return on investment (ROI) is a key factor determining the purchase decision of data center end users.

CEO’s Perspective

1. Economic stability in most regions provides steady year-over-year growth until 2019. Europe’s economic troubles have reduced the growth in 2012 and the forecast for 2013.
2. Increased emphasis on energy efficient equipment continues throughout the forecast period.
3. The Asia-Pacific (APAC) market shows the highest growth and is an area of keen investment in data centers.
4. Modular UPSs are gaining momentum worldwide, with Europe as the early adopter.
5. Small data center UPSs hold higher market share and growth, and the medium and large data center segments are expected to be at par with each other.

Market Definitions

Geographic coverage: Global
Study period: 2009–2019
Base year: 2012
Forecast period: 2013–2019
Monetary unit: US Dollars

-A UPS system is a backup power system used to provide continuous power to a device despite a disruption in alternating current (AC) input power. Such systems can provide uninterrupted power from 5 minutes to several hours.
-A single unit refers to a single UPS module. This unit consists of a battery charger/rectifier, installed batteries or an energy storage unit, and the maintenance bypass switch. Batteries are typically included in the lower power ranges and excluded above the X kilovolt-ampere (kVA) power range.
-The average price at the total market is a weighted average of the prices in different power ranges.
-Revenue in this supply-side analysis refers to manufacturers’ earnings.
-Market share is represented as a percentage.
-The geographic coverage is represented pictorially.

Key Questions This Study Will Answer

Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
What is the current competitive structure?
How will the economy impact data center users in purchasing new UPSs?
How will the structure of the market change with time? Is the market ripe for acquisitions?
Are the products/services offered today meeting customer needs or is additional development needed?

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