In a new report, IMS Research forecasts that power and cooling products supporting data centers will be worth more than $15 billion by 2014. The report, Data Center Infrastructure Yearbook shows that the market will grow modestly over the near term from approximately $13 billion in 2011.
In detail the study also found that UPS is by far the largest market (see infographic below):
The report forecast the highest growth for products that are used to help improve efficiency in data centers. Jason dePreaux, an associate director with IMS Research, says:
“Digitization continues unabated. Mobile data, electronic health records, and richer internet connectivity drive data processing and storage needs which, in turn, requires more data centers. At the same time, new server generations offer greater performance per watt which somewhat mitigates the need for additional critical infrastructure.”