Report says green data center trend will power the development of more efficient PDUs
Research company Technavio’s latest report lists the top seven global data center rack power distribution-unit market (PDU) vendors.
The top vendors are listed by the size of their revenues in the PDU market. The report also contains a breakdown of top vendors by market share and forecasts for the growth in the sales of intelligent and non-intelligent PDUs between now and 2020.
Rakesh Kumar Panda, Technavio’s senior industry analyst for data centers research said: “Through the use of alternating phased power, wiring of PDUs in data centers is simplified, as the need for power cords is eliminated completely. Therefore, the task of plugging servers from the bottom to the top of the rack is minimized by the deployment of this architecture. Alternating phased power also provides other benefits such as better airflow, improved load balancing, and shortened cabling.”
“Over the next four years, most enterprises around the world are expected to establish green data centers. Therefore, it will soon become imperative for rack PDU product manufacturers to invest in rack PDU designs that will help save power and increase the efficiency of data centers,” added Rakesh.
The report lists the main players in the market chosen by market share and attempts to draw out the trends which are likely to develop during the forecast period.
Eaton Power’s ep3785
Source: Eaton Power
The seven leading players
CyberPower Systems was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Minnesota, US. It designs and manufactures power management solutions and systems, such as UPS, generator or utility AC power to multiple devices, servers, and network or telecom equipment.
Eaton was established in 1911 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The company provides power management services to end-markets that include agriculture and forestry, aviation, community infrastructure, construction, data centers, energy, government and military, healthcare, oil and gas, and residential sectors.
Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power is headquartered in Ohio, US. The company provides critical infrastructure technologies and life cycle services for information and communications technology systems. It operates as a subsidiary of Emerson Electric Company.
Raritan was founded in 1985, with headquarters in New Jersey, US. It provides power management solutions, infrastructure management, and serial solutions for data centers. Its hardware and software solutions include a range of intelligent rack PDUs, DCIM software, and KVM-over-IP and Serial-over-IP products.
Schneider Electric was founded in 1836 and is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison, France. The company develops and markets electrical products and integral solutions for energy management.
Rack server PDU’s will go green in the next few years
Server Technology was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Nevada, US. It provides power solutions for labs, data centers, and telecommunications operations.
It also offers cabinet power distribution units, power monitoring and measurement solutions, and rack power management and distribution units.
Tripp Lite was incorporated in 1922 and is headquartered in Chicago, US. The company designs, manufactures, and markets power and connectivity equipment and solutions. It provides products to end-markets that serve households, offices, schools, government agencies, and hospitals.
NB: This list is the top seven but not ranked in order of revenues.