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Global Data Center PDU Market Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025: Growing Rack Power Density In Data Centers & Power Outages Mandate 2n Redundant Rack PDU Design

Research and Markets
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Dublin, Sept. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Data Center PDU Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025" report has been added to's offering.

Global data center PDU market size by revenue is expected to cross $2.8 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period.

The global data center power distribution unit (PDU) market has evolved significantly in the last decade, with innovations focused on improving efficiency and reducing space in data centers. The complexity of the operating environment has increased in recent years, with varied power distribution deployment, supporting both high-density and low-density environments. The use of traditional floor PDU has decreased considerably, where modular floor systems are adopted among data centers. The use of bus bar has grown significantly, especially facilities installed with hot/cold aisle containment systems.

The increasing awareness to reduce power consumption and wastage and improve efficiency in data centers is driving the adoption of intelligent PDUs in facilities. The use of basic PDUs will continue to decline throughout the forecast period, aiding in the growth of intelligent products in the market. There is an increasing need among colocation facilities to meter and monitor customer rack power consumption, which has led to the growth of intelligent solutions among colocation end-users.

Global Data Center PDU Market Segmentation

The global data center PDU market research report includes a detailed segmentation by product, rack PDU, end-users, and geography. The increasing rack power density and the need to operate facilities at low PUE are increasing the adoption of busway systems. Reduced installation costs and high reliability efficiencies are the major benefits of busway systems. The global data center busway market is dominated by the US with the highest investment of around 45%, followed by China & Hong Kong, Germany, Denmark, Canada, the Netherland and UK. Colocation service providers are the major investors in busway systems along with hyperscale data center operators.

Basic PDUs are among the common rack PDU device used in a traditional data center environment. In 2019, the use of existed among smaller facilities with less rack capacity and supplied with the power of less than 500 kW. The use of basic systems accounted for over 6% of the market investment. Over the last five years, there has been an increasing awareness among facility operators to monitor power distribution to IT racks in data centers. A majority of basic solution deployments is identified among developing countries.

Colocation providers have predominantly adopted busway systems for power distribution. The adoption of hot/cold aisle deployments has grown significantly in these environments. With the increasing interest shown by colocation providers to operate facilities at a PUE of less than 1.40, these facilities are being equipped with intelligent PDUs that aid in overcoming wastage of power at the rack-level. Colocation facilities will continue to drive the data center PDU market during the forecast period, with facilities being built with at least 500 racks or modular facility construction that feature at least 40 racks PDUs in a hot/cold aisle containment of 20 racks.


North America has been a major contributor to the power distribution market, with many recent activities targeting the construction of hyperscale facilities with over 20 MW of power capacity and with rack power density of over 15 kW. The US is the largest market for both busway systems and rack PDUs with the increasing construction of hyperscale and colocation facilities. Small and medium facilities from enterprises and governments are still adopting floor and rack systems.

With the increasing adoption of HPC resources, the market for the busway system is likely to witness growth along with rack solutions. The data center rack PDU market has witnessed increase in the deployment of metered and monitored systems along with the increase in popularity of switched\managed. The adoption of intelligent systems offering remote monitoring, metering and switched functionality has grown significantly. The US is the major adopter of metered and switched systems. The market is also witnessing a decline in the adoption of basic systems during the forecast period.


The data center PDU market has a strong presence of global and regional vendors that are offering end-to-end power infrastructure solutions for data centers. The market has witnessed several innovations in PDUs in the last years to reduce cost, increase flexibility in installation of the systems and easy management of solutions in a complex data center environment. Traditional floor solutions have been replaced by busbar trunking systems among several facilities. Most of the competition is related to pricing, configuration, and features offered by the PDU solutions. The brand power plays an important role with leading vendors offering other power infrastructure solutions competing with pure-play market leaders.

Key Questions Answered

1. What is the data center PDU market size and growth rate during the forecast period?
2. What are the factors impacting the growth of the data center PDU market share?
3. What are the drivers, trends, and restraints in the data center PDU market?
4. Who are the prominent vendors in the data center PDU market, and what are their market shares?
5. What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the data center PDU market share?

Market Dynamics

Growth Enablers

  • Colocation Investments Boost Power Infrastructure Procurement

  • Growth In Hyperscale Data Center Contribution

  • Power Outages Mandate 2n Redundant Rack PDU Design

  • Adoption Of Prefabricated Data Centers As On-Premise Solution


  • Low-Cost Solutions Leading To Ambiguity In Procurement

  • Budget Constraints Impact Intelligent PDU Procurement

Opportunities & Trends

  • Growing Rack Power Density In Data Centers

  • Software-Defined Power To Monitor & Automate Power Infrastructure

  • Rising Demand For Edge Data Centers

Prominent Key Vendors

  • EAE

  • Eaton

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

  • Legrand

  • Rittal

  • Schneider Electric

  • Siemens

  • Vertiv

Other Prominent Vendors

  • ABB

  • Anord Mardix

  • ATEN

  • Austin Hughes

  • BellWin Information Co. Ltd.

  • Black Box Network Services

  • Canovate Group

  • Chatsworth Products

  • Cisco Systems

  • Conteg

  • Crenlo (Emcor)

  • Cyber Power Systems

  • Dataprobe

  • Delta Group

  • DigiPower

  • Elcom International

  • Enlogic (CIS Global)

  • Fujitsu

  • Leviton

  • Panduit

  • Powertek

  • Prism Enclosures

  • Rack Solutions

  • Retex

  • Schleifenbauer

  • Siemon Company

  • Socomec Group

  • Toshiba Corporation

  • Tripp Lite

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