Micro Mobile Data Center Market Size - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Micro Mobile Data Center market can be segmented by Type (Up to 25 RU, 25-40 RU, Above 40 RU), Organization Size (Small and Medium Enterprises, Large Enterprises), End-user Industry (Retail and E-commerce, Education, BFSI, IT and Telecommunication, Healthcare, Government and Defense, Energy and Utilities), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Micro Mobile Data Center Market Size
Study Period: 2021- 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5 %
Micro Mobile Data Center Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The Micro Mobile Data Center Market was valued at USD 3.72 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 5.66 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5% over the forecast period 2020 - 2025. According to IBM, about 90% of the data in the world today has been generated over the last two years. This data gets generated from multiple sources, such as sensors used to gather shopper information, posts on social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transactions, and cell phone GPS signals, among others. Demand for data centers rose during COVID-19 outbreak, and the changes in business behavior have heightened the need for government support to increase capacity in countries like India. 

  • Increase in IoT devices is set to increase the use of mico mobile data center. According to GSMA 2019 report, total IoT connections is set to reach 25.2 billion by 2012 from 9.1 billion in 2018.
  • Increase in speed and volume of digital data generation is fuelling the growth of micro mobile data center. According to DOMO's Data Never Sleeps 6.0 Report, Americans used 3138420 GB of internet data per minute and 3877140 google searches were done per minutes in 2018.
  • Cryptojacking however, a new form of attack on data centres is challenging the market growth. Tesla was hit by this attack in 2018 where the attackers installed software that mined cryptocurrency.

Scope of the Report

A micro mobile data center comprises a complete data center infrastructure in a single space, including electronic devices, patch fields, cable management, grounding/bonding, power, and copper/fiber cabling. Despite a multitude of components, it is sized to serve the demands of a manufacturing environment, thus gaining a competitive advantage over its traditional counterpart.
By Type
Up to 25 RU
25-40 RU
Above 40 RU
By Organization Size
Small and Medium Enterprises
Large Enterprises
By End-user Industry
Retail and E-commerce
IT and Telecommunication
Government and Defense
Energy and Utilities
North America
Asia Pacific
Latin America
Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Retail Industry to Dominate the Market

  • According to the most recent Shopping Index of Salesforce, e-commerce grew 17% in the third quarter in 2018, globally. In the US, the US Census Bureau reported that online commerce represented 9.6% of total retail and around 87% of the shoppers began their hunt in digital channels – up from 71% the prior year. This calls for increased use of data centers. 
  • Personalizing the shopping experience means customers’ transaction history to be recorded so that the retailer can provide recommendations. Due to the increasing number of shoppers, the need of data centers has become mandatory.
  • With the use of the data center network, there is no need for retailers to worry about storing transaction and customer data at one place, which in turn increases the security of the data.
  • An emerging economy like India, which is facing increasing participation from foreign and private players, is predicted to generate revenue worth USD 60 billion in retail by 2020, according to IBEF. This increased revenue and demand for retail sales will generate more data requiring efficient data centers.
Micro Mobile Data Center Market Share

Asia-Pacific to Witness the Highest Growth

  • Due to population growth and rise in e-commerce, Asia-Pacific is experiencing a surge in data generated from digital products and services. 
  • Government initiatives like Digital India, planned to be completed in 2019 and aimed at transforming the country into a digitally empowered economy, is set to contribute to the growth of micro data centers in India.
  • Growth in cloud computing has led to expansion of micro mobile data center market in Asia. Infrastructure, connectivity, data, and cloud technology provider Pico announced continued expansion into the Asia Pacific (APAC) market in 2018.
  • With the increased usage of the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics, the construction of data centers has rocketed in recent years. 
Micro Mobile Data Center Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The need for data management is encouraging companies like Schneider Electric, Dell and Huawei to increase their investments in data centers, thus augmenting the reliance on micro mobile data centers.

  • March 2019 - Colo provider ScaleMatrix acquired Instant Data Centers, formerly Elliptical Mobile Solutions, an Arizona based micro modular data center manufacturer. ScaleMatrix recently launched a modular enclosure, so it will be incorporating Instant Data Centers modular designs into its enclosures.
  • March 2019 -  Vertiv and Switch, announced the completion of a licensing agreement for Switch's  hot and cold aisle containment technology and cooling systems. These licenses expand  Vertiv's portfolio of thermal management and integrated infrastructure solutions for large enterprise, micro colocation, and edge data centers.

Recent Developments

  • Edge colocation startup EdgeMicro announced the launch of five new micro data centers across the U.S. as spending from cloud providers like AWS, Google and Microsoft skyrockets and private equity firms inject billions into the edge on August 2020.
  • HPE, Schneider Electric and StorMagic have partnered up in Sept. 2020 to create ‘Edge in a Box’, a micro data centre that can be mounted on the wall to provide IT systems for edge environments. This solution is designed to meet compute requirements in sites that are small or have limited space.
  • Giganet Networking Solutions launched a new range of Edge data centers in Nov. 2020. Co-designed with Mart Networks, the racks feature an installed cooling unit for cramped conditions or an outside unit if space allows.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study





    1. 5.1 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    2. 5.2 Market Drivers

      1. 5.2.1 Increasing Penetration of IOT Devices in Enterprises

      2. 5.2.2 Increasing Speed and Volume of Digital Data Generation

    3. 5.3 Market Restraints

      1. 5.3.1 Cryptojacking Threats

    4. 5.4 Value Chain Analysis

    5. 5.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 5.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 5.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 5.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 5.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 5.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 6.1 By Type

      1. 6.1.1 Up to 25 RU

      2. 6.1.2 25-40 RU

      3. 6.1.3 Above 40 RU

    2. 6.2 By Organization Size

      1. 6.2.1 Small and Medium Enterprises

      2. 6.2.2 Large Enterprises

    3. 6.3 By End-user Industry

      1. 6.3.1 Retail and E-commerce

      2. 6.3.2 Education

      3. 6.3.3 BFSI

      4. 6.3.4 IT and Telecommunication

      5. 6.3.5 Healthcare

      6. 6.3.6 Government and Defense

      7. 6.3.7 Energy and Utilities

    4. 6.4 Geography

      1. 6.4.1 North America

      2. 6.4.2 Europe

      3. 6.4.3 Asia Pacific

      4. 6.4.4 Latin America

      5. 6.4.5 Middle East & Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Schneider Electric SE

      2. 7.1.2 Dell EMC Inc.

      3. 7.1.3 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

      4. 7.1.4 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP

      5. 7.1.5 Eaton Corporation PLC

      6. 7.1.6 Panduit Corp.

      7. 7.1.7 Zellabox Pty Ltd

      8. 7.1.8 Hitachi Ltd

      9. 7.1.9 IBM Corporation

      10. 7.1.10 Vertiv Co.

      11. 7.1.11 Instant Data Centers LLC

      12. 7.1.12 Dataracks

      13. 7.1.13 Rittal GmbH & Co. Kg

      14. 7.1.14 Canovate Group

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Micro Mobile Data Center Market market is studied from 2021 - 2026.

The Micro Mobile Data Center Market is growing at a CAGR of 5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Schneider Electric SE, Dell EMC Inc., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Eaton Corporation PLC are the major companies operating in Micro Mobile Data Center Market.

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