Data Center Rack PDU Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Includes Global Data Center Rack PDU Manufacturers and the Market is Segmented by Rack PDU Type (Basic, Metered, Monitored, and Switched), by Data Center Type (Colocation, Hosting, and Other Data Center Types), by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Rest of the World). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value USD for all the above segments.

Data Center Rack PDU Market Size

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Data Center Rack PDU Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 2.57 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 3.73 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 8.01 %
Fastest Growing Market North America
Largest Market Europe

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Data Center Rack PDU Market Analysis

The Data Center Rack PDU Market size is estimated at USD 2.57 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 3.73 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 8.01% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • The data center rack PDU market is increasing due to the rising demand for efficient power management solutions in data centers. With the rapid development of cloud computing, digitalization, and data-driven applications, data centers need consistent and scalable power distribution to support their operations. Data center rack PDUs offer remote management, real-time monitoring, and efficient utilization of power resources that ensure optimal performance and lower downtime.
  • Additionally, the increasing focus on sustainability, energy efficiency, and cost savings further drives the adoption of advanced rack PDUs, which enable effective power usage monitoring and distribution in modern data center infrastructures.
  • Further, the need for cooling systems increases with rising temperatures in data centers, which lowers additional costs related to equipment cooling. However, the exhaust temperature is also growing along with the indoor temperature in data center buildings. Therefore, it is essential to use PDUs with high ambient temperature specifications to prevent equipment failures brought on by overheating. These previously mentioned elements have increased demand for high-rated power distribution units, which is anticipated to drive the growth of the data center rack power distribution unit market throughout the forecast period.
  • Hardware costs, infrastructure prices, and taxes over equipment have been amounting to relatively expensive data center running costs. This has limited the market's growth to highly-resourced firms to absorb higher costs with the data center setups. Further, a lack of proper regulatory compliance will affect the market and greatly slow down the adoption of colocation among companies. Lack of regulatory compliance is expected to be a major challenge for the market's growth over the next five years.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals were advised to stay home as a preventive measure. Several companies followed work-from-home policies to protect their employees and serve their clients. This led to increased digital traffic and usage of online communication services. Data centers were crucial in safeguarding and maintaining secure digital infrastructure during that uncertain time. This crisis shifted the focus towards the importance of improved digital infrastructure coupled with data centers, thereby paving the way for the market's growth. This impacted the data center rack PDU market positively.

Data Center Rack PDU Market Trends

Colocation Segment Holds Significant Market Share

  • The growth in the number of data centers, especially colocation data centers, positively impacts the data center rack PDU market. As more businesses choose to colocate their IT infrastructure to take advantage of cost savings, scalability, and shared resources, the demand for rack PDUs to support these facilities will likely increase.
  • For decades, rack power distribution units (PDUs) have been an integral part of power distribution architectures in data centers. In the colocation environment, these PDUs provide the end customers with several benefits, such as enhanced operational efficiency, increased monitoring, and security of their IT equipment.
  • According to Cloudscene, as of January 2022, there were 2,701 data centers in the United States and 487 in Germany. The United Kingdom ranked third among countries in the number of data centers, with 456, while China recorded 443. Such a huge number of data centers is expected to create growth for PDU equipment.
  • The colocation business has evolved significantly over the past ten years, with the role of the data center being central to that evolutionary process. Since its inception, colocation data centers have been an attractive solution to many small-scale and hyperscale players equally, as it allows organizations to address their storage issues without substantial upfront costs.
  • The need to reduce the overall IT expenditure, the rising requirement for scalable data centers, and the growing data center complexities are the major drivers for the growth of the colocation business.
  • Intelligent power distribution units (PDUs) that possess the ability to monitor and manage power data from the rack and device level are increasingly being deployed in the colocation centers, owing to the end customers' need to monitor the capability of PDUs to ensure the availability of power to all their IT equipment.
  • Operators of colocation data centers are also increasingly deploying data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software to pair with these intelligent PDUs to monitor and track power data. This system also enables the end customers to monitor their power usage in real time and provides the ability to establish alarm thresholds to control the usage of power. Such advancements in technology are driving the demand for the market studied.
Data Center Rack PDU Market: Number of Data Centers Worldwide, By Country, in 2022

North America is Expected to Register Significant Growth

  • Newer technologies are quickly adopted in the country. Investors in data centers are increasingly finding new locations. The worldwide development of 5G networks, of which the United States is one of the early adopters, has boosted the significance of edge data centers. Many American operators, including EdgePresence, EdgeMicro, and American Towers, have begun making investments in these facilities.
  • According to Cisco Systems, the amount of mobile data traffic in the United States has grown significantly over time, from 1.26 exabytes of data traffic per month in 2017 to 7.75 exabytes per month by 2022. This data flow is anticipated to triple by 2030, according to Ericsson. In order to link such scale conveniently, low latency and high bandwidth requirements must be secured. As a result, the distributed cloud is starting to operate. Which has fueled the demand for data center rack PDUs in the country.
  • Furthermore, Internet usage by individuals and organizations is rapidly increasing in the United States. The nation is the largest market for data center operations, and it is still expanding as a result of increased end-user data consumption. The market for US hyper-scale data centers is being significantly fueled by the rising IoT, which is encouraging the construction of new facilities to handle the exabytes of data generated by consumers and commercial users.
  • Canada is also constantly expanding and offering more data center infrastructure solutions due to rising demand for efficient data centers, initiatives to provide environmentally friendly data center solutions, and a significant increase in power density in the region. Which has created significant opportunities for the data center rack PDU market.
  • The growth of the data center rack PDU market is directly related to the launch of data centers and various market players investing in the data center expansion country. The data center rack PDU market is anticipated to flourish. Additionally, Augmented use of IoT platforms by variable sectors, such as agriculture, manufacturing, and cities, has subsidized the increasing data consumption, which has activated the demand for data centers in Canada. Such developments are also expected to aid the growth of the studied market during the forecast period.
Data Center Rack PDU Market- Growth Rate by Region

Data Center Rack PDU Industry Overview

The data center rack PDU market features moderate consolidation with a diverse range of products available. However, prominent vendors such as Schneider Electric, Enlogic, Legrand, Cyber Power Systems, and ABB Group, among others, are highly preferred providers of data center rack PDUs across various regions.

In June 2023, the Kanpur Metro chose ABB India's Electrification solutions for ensuring safe, reliable, and high-quality power distribution. ABB's cutting-edge technology plays a pivotal role in ensuring a seamless and comfortable commuting experience for passengers. ABB India's contribution to the Indian Microsystems includes providing electrification solutions to 13 metro rail projects across India.

In May 2023, Legrand introduced the industry's next generation of intelligent rack PDUs, the PRO4X and PX4. These innovative products combine the best hardware and software technologies from previous Raritan and Server Technology rack PDUs while introducing groundbreaking features and top-tier hardware for enhanced visibility and security. Notably, they are the first rack PDUs to estimate total harmonic distortion at both the device and cabinet levels, offering data center operators precise and comprehensive internalized power quality monitoring, including waveform capture capabilities.

Data Center Rack PDU Market Leaders

  1. Schneider Electric SE

  2. Enlogic by nVent

  3. Legrand

  4. Cyber Power Systems

  5. ABB Ltd

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Data Center Rack PDU Market News

  • February 2023: ATEN International announced the launch of its PG series 3-Phase eco PDUs, specifically designed for server rack installations that demand energy-efficient power distribution for high-density IT applications within data centers. With the ongoing digitalization trend in the new normal, which is driving the evolution of data centers, the added challenge of inflation has intensified the risk associated with budgeting for energy management. In response, ATEN's PG series 3-Phase eco PDUs, powered by an ARM Cortex-A8 processor, emerge as an optimal solution for ensuring superior system uptime in data centers, all while prioritizing sustainability.
  • December 2022: Schneider Electric introduced the APC NetShelter Rack PDU Advanced, a groundbreaking solution that empowers data center operators with greater flexibility to meet the diverse data demands of today's businesses. After experiencing robust adoption in North America, the APC NetShelter Rack PDU Advanced is set to expand its presence to European countries, reaffirming its commitment to delivering enhanced value to cloud providers, service organizations, and enterprise customers engaged in critical applications. The APC NetShelter Rack PDU Advanced boasts the ability to support up to twice as many devices and offers a 50 percent increase in power capacity, simplifying the commissioning process and eliminating the guesswork associated with PDU selection during IT refreshes.

Data Center Rack PDU Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    1. 3.1 Key Market Findings

    2. 3.2 Analyst Commentary on the Current Market Scenario

    3. 3.3 Key Colocation and Hyperscale Hotspots Worldwide

  4. 4. MARKET INSIGHTS AND DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Investments in Hyperscale DCs Continues to Spur Demand for Smart PDU Installations

      2. 4.2.2 Industry Mandates Related to Power Availability and Demand for Software-Defined Data Centers

      3. 4.2.3 Demand for Edge Data Centers

    3. 4.3 Market Challenges

      1. 4.3.1 Faster Refresh Life Cycle than Data Center Profitable Life Expectancy

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

      5. 4.4.5 Threat of Substitutes

    5. 4.5 Market Opportunities

      1. 4.5.1 Rise in Data Center Construction

    6. 4.6 Evolution of Data Center PDUs Along a Continuum

    7. 4.7 Analysis of the Major PDU Infrastructure Segments - Rack, Floor-based, and Busways

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 By Construction

      1. 5.1.1 Smart PDU

      2. 5.1.2 Traditional/Basic PDU

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Colocation

      2. 5.2.2 Enterprise

      3. 5.2.3 Cloud-Based

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. 5.3.1.1 United States

        2. 5.3.1.2 Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. 5.3.2.1 United Kingdom

        2. 5.3.2.2 Germany

        3. 5.3.2.3 France

        4. 5.3.2.4 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.3.1 China

        2. 5.3.3.2 India

        3. 5.3.3.3 Japan

        4. 5.3.3.4 Southeast Asia

        5. 5.3.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Schneider Electric SE

      2. 6.1.2 Enlogic by nVent

      3. 6.1.3 Legrand

      4. 6.1.4 Cyber Power Systems

      5. 6.1.5 ABB Ltd

      6. 6.1.6 Aten International Co. Ltd

      7. 6.1.7 Vertiv Group Corp.

      8. 6.1.8 Eaton

      9. 6.1.9 Conteg Spol. S R O

      10. 6.1.10 Rittal GmbH & Co. KG

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

  8. 8. FUTURE OUTLOOK OF THE MARKET

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Data Center Rack PDU Industry Segmentation

A power distribution unit (PDU) is an instrument for controlling electrical power in a data center. The most essential PDUs are large power strips without surge protection. They are developed to provide standard electrical outlets for data center equipment without monitoring or remote access capabilities.

The data center rack PDU market is segmented by construction (smart PDU, traditional/basic PDU), by application (colocation, enterprise, and cloud-based), by geography (North America (United States, Canada), Europe (United Kingdom, Germany, France, Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, Rest of Asia Pacific), Latin America, Middle East and Africa). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value USD for all the above segments.

By Construction
Smart PDU
Traditional/Basic PDU
By Application
Colocation
Enterprise
Cloud-Based
By Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Europe
United Kingdom
Germany
France
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
Southeast Asia
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Middle East and Africa
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Data Center Rack PDU Market Research FAQs

The Data Center Rack PDU Market size is expected to reach USD 2.57 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 8.01% to reach USD 3.73 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Data Center Rack PDU Market size is expected to reach USD 2.57 billion.

Schneider Electric SE , Enlogic by nVent , Legrand , Cyber Power Systems and ABB Ltd are the major companies operating in the Data Center Rack PDU Market.

North America is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Europe accounts for the largest market share in Data Center Rack PDU Market.

In 2023, the Data Center Rack PDU Market size was estimated at USD 2.38 billion. The report covers the Data Center Rack PDU Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Data Center Rack PDU Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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