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September 23, 2016updated 03 Oct 2016 2:19pm

DCIM market size growth at 14.68% CAGR by 2020

Data centre Infrastructure management market size is expected to grow at almost 15% by 2020.

By Hannah Williams

The global market for data centre infrastructure management will grow at around 15% per year over the next five years as firms address under utilisation of assets in ageing data centres.

A recent report from Technavio shows that, the largest market for DCIM is in the Americas, with an expected reach of $888 million by 2020, growing at a CAGR of almost 12 percent.

The analysts at Technavio forecast global data centre infrastructure management market to grow at a CAGR of 14.68 percent during the period of 2016 to 2020.

The report found that, the DCIM market in EMEA is expected to reach a total of $722 million by 2020, which is to grow at a CAGR of almost 18 percent.

In APAC, the DCIM market is expected to reach a total of $530 million by 2020, with a growing scale at a CAGR of over 16 percent.

It was found that most data centres in operation within the US are owned by global CSPs, colocation and managed hosting services vendors and telecommunication organisations.

Rakesh Kumar Panda, lead analyst at Technavio for data centre research said:

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“The country has many old data centres that are being renovated constantly due to equipment failure and also to make the equipment compliant with environment protection guidelines. These data centre operators will also adopt DCIM solution, along with modern DCIM hardware such as sensors and controllers.”

According to the Global data centre infrastructure management market of 2016 to 2020 report, it is expected that the growth in adoption of containerised data centres will be key for market growth.

A Schneider Electric modular data centre that is being monitored by DCIM

A Schneider Electric modular data centre that is being monitored by DCIM

A containerised data centre is a portable container, pre-installed within a shipping container. These types of data centres are included as part of a modular data centre, whereby each module is a container that can host IT, power and cooling equipment.

Overall, the adoption of the global DCIM market has become highly competitive due to the presence of several well-established vendors in the market.

The report identifies that the data centre environment is becoming complex, with various advances in technology such as cloud, big data, IoT and virtualisation.

Estimated amounts of nearly 20-30 percent of resources were reported as not being utilised properly, this includes comatose servers and storage and network infrastructure.

The top vendors highlighted in the report were: CommScope, Emerson Network Power, Nlye, Schneider Electric, Sunbird Software and Panduit.

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