The global power distribution unit market is expected to see considerable growth owing to increasing requirements for data storage management. This information was shared in a report, titled “Power Distribution Unit (PDU) Market Size, Share and Global Trend By Type, Power Phase, Industry, Application and Geography Forecast till 2026.” The data centers in several sectors such as healthcare, IT, BFSI, energy, and government constantly demand uptime, which fuels demand for smart PDUs. One of the key trends in this market in rising completion among vendors and PDU manufacturers.
Analysis by Top Key Players:
- Schneider Electric
- Tripp Lite
- Server Technology Inc.
- CIS Global
- Vertiv Group Corp.
- Raritan Inc.
- Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc
Large Number of Data Centers Drives the Market in North America
Among regions, North America is anticipated to hold the major share in the global power distribution unit (PDU) market. The early adoption of advanced technologies and presence of huge number of data centers in this region are creating ample growth opportunities for the market. With advent of technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), machine leaning, specialized imaging, Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotic-assisted surgery, and virtual healthcare, a staggering volume of data is generated on a daily basis.
The market is expected to witness increasing sales in Europe over the forecast period. This is ascribable to the increasing IT spending especially in Paris, UK, and Italy and investments in data centers. In addition to this, the rising investments in cloud computing especially in server virtualization is expected to enable growth in PDU market in this region.
Apart from these two regions, Asia Pacific is also anticipated to see a strong demand for PDUs in the coming years. India and China are witnessing continuous developments in IT infrastructure, which in turn, is likely to stimulate growth in the market. The need for reliable power distribution units is increasing in countries such as Japan, which will drive the PDU market over the forecast period.
Automation in Power Industry Drives the Market
The rising demand for high-power capacities in high density environments and intelligent products is expected to drive the market in the upcoming years. Large amount of data is generated in data centers which increases their demand. The rising need to reduce power consumption is another factor boosting the PDU market. Increasing power automation in the power sector and machine sensors triggering data generation are further expected to fuel demand for PDUs in electric vehicles. Automation has the ability to monitor the status of electric power quality and amount of energy consumptions. In order to cope with this huge amount of data generated by industries and machines, demand for several data centers is likely to be high. This in turn, is expected to drive the PDU market by 2026.
The growing amount of unstructured data generation owing to increasing number of internet users is another factor stimulating growth of the market. The heavy data traffic can be monitored and managed by data centers.
As per published research studies, average cost of IT downtime is expected to reach around US$ 5,500 per minute as per industry, revenue, people impacted, time of the day, and outage duration. Consequently, enterprises across the world are planning to invest in intelligent PDUs to reduce downtime and ensure power optimization.
Some of the major players operating in the global PDU market are Eaton Corporation, Raritan Inc., Schneider Electric, Vertiv Group Corp., Server Technology Inc., Siemens AG, Tripp Lite, Cisco Systems Inc., Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc., and CIS Global.