Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global data center UPS market will grow steadily during the next four years at a CAGR of more than 9% by 2021.
According to the new report “Global Data Center UPS Market 2017-2021“, one key driver in the market is increase in adoption of modular UPS systems. Modern data center designs comprise of UPS systems of both higher and lower capacity, which can be categorized into centralized, zone, and rack-mount systems.
These systems vary in both capacity and size based on the installed locations and need of an enterprise data center facility. UPS systems of lower capacity (i.e. 20 kVA modular systems) are being adopted alongside data center racks, which might support one or more racks depending on the IT load of the rack due to the increasing concerns over power fluctuations and outages.
Another trend in the market is use of lithium-ion UPS systems. Today, lead-acid batteries are the most preferred batteries for UPS systems in data centers for providing backup power during outages. The maintenance of lead-acid batteries is considered to be a major challenge for data center operators in recent times because of the requirement of regular monitoring and replacement.