Information technology infrastructure has numerous limitations. Most of these limitations are significant with modernization such as lack of storage and floor space, high-density zones, staffing, increased energy consumption and datacenter infrastructure management. All these limitations find dedicated solution in the form of datacenters. However, containerized datacenters fail to meet all these challenges, which led to the invention of micro datacenters. Micro/mobile datacenter market is constantly working towards providing innovative techniques to stack all the essential equipment in a limited storage space.
Segmentation in the global mobile datacenters market is based on five crucial factors, which include size of the storage racks, types of business verticals, size of the organizations, types of applications and geographical locations of the markets. Based on geographical regions, the global industry is divided into five regions, namely, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, and North America. Based on applications of micro datacenters, the industry is divided into six segments, including disaster recovery, instant datacenter & retrofit, mobile computing, high-density networks, remote office support and other applications. These services are available in different rack sizes, namely, 5 o 25 RU, 26 to 50 RU and 51 to 100 RU. These units are suitable for small and medium businesses and large enterprises.
Micro datacenters are highly efficient, standard and energy efficient. These cost effective mobile datacenters can store world’s most high-tech equipment. Being standard and equanimous datacenters are capable of storing servers and intricate network storage equipment. These centers have great connectivity including Wi-Fi, 4G wireless, WiMax and satellite. This connectivity increases communication networks of the datacenters, making them ideal for large enterprises. Apart from all these features, the next generation micro data centers are also equipped with onboard cooling, fire prevention and additional security features. Since they are not restricted by ISO size parameters, these datacenters are flexible for easy customization.
Based on the current trends, experts estimate the future trends in the market from 2013 to 2018. Based on the forecasting reports, global micro datacenters market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 53.11%. According to the same reports, disaster recovery segment will lead the industry. According to geographical segments, North America is expected to continue dominating the global market. Apart from North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America will also record sharp rise in demands and consumption of micro datacenters, which is a great signs for the companies looking for business expansions. As of 2013, the datacenter market is set at $2.5 billion, which is expected to reach $21.03 billion within next four to five years.