Data Center Cooling To Get Big By 2018

By CIOReview | Friday, January 31, 2014
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FREMONT, CA:  Data center cooling, a critical element in the efficient functioning of a data center, signifies the cooling systems and technologies for enhancing its performance, says Research and Markets “Worldwide Data Center Cooling Market Report, 2018.” According to this report, data centers across industry verticals will be heavily depending on cooling elements for their efficient functioning in the coming year with banking, insurance, financial services and telecommunication leading the pack.

Currently, data center cooling is not just the traditional air conditioning but maintaining and managing the data center’s temperature. It is estimated that cooling contributes to 40 percent of total data center power consumption. It is through emerging cooling technologies and management systems that the data center’s performance, energy consumption and cost reduction is improved.

Though there are challenges to be faced by the data centers in terms of uninterrupted power supply, high uptime and compatibility of cooling solutions, they will soon be reduced with advancements in technology.  It is expected that air conditioning solutions market will hold a major portion of the total data center cooling solutions market in the near future.

In 2013, the largest share of total data center cooling market accounted to telecom and IT. Banking and financial services, and healthcare stands next in the list according to (Y-O-Y) year over year growth rate. Retail collaboration, transportation, education, manufacturing and other verticals are likely to increase their share in the near future.