Global Data Center Design Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Feb 2016
  • Pages: 56
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This market research presents a detailed analysis of the key drivers, challenges, and upcoming trends that influence market growth. It also segments the global data center design market by design type (MEP design, IT infrastructure design, and others) and by geography (Americas, APAC, and EMEA). The key vendors analyzed are Corgan, Environmental Systems Design, Future-tech, Gensler, Glumac, and Syska Hennessy.

Outlook of the global data center design market

Technavio’s market research analyst has estimated the global data center design market to grow at an impressive CAGR of over 19% by 2020. The market will exhibit significant growth potential over the forecast period owing to the increased construction of data centers globally. Recently, it has been observed that modern data center designs focus primarily on improving the efficiency of the facilities to offer multiple services and meet the operational needs of various enterprises. Furthermore, factors like the augmented construction of green data centers will also aid in the growth of this market during the estimated period. Currently, data center operators are facing issues of increased electricity consumption, high carbon emissions, and inadequate power and cooling infrastructure to support the growing operational requirements. Consequently, many design vendors are collaborating with data center operators to construct green data center facilities to deal with such issues. An efficient data center design considers the present and future IT load, power and cooling capacity required, and space for future extension.

The growing adoption of the software-defined data center (SDDC) will be the key driver for the growth of this market. An SDDC is a data center where the infrastructure is delivered as a service through virtualization of the physical infrastructure. In such a data center, the hardware infrastructure is managed through intelligent software systems. The ability of such as data center to improve efficiency, lower costs, provide applications in minutes, offer higher availability and better security, and create an opportunity for the delivery of workloads through the cloud will result in its augmented construction during the forecasted period.

Segmentation by design type and analysis of the data center design market

  • MEP design
  • IT infrastructure design

In this market study, analysts have estimated the IT infrastructure design segment to grow profoundly at a CAGR of over 23% until 2020. IT infrastructure is necessary for offering high availability of services to end users and consists of servers, storage, and network infrastructure. In terms of storage, IT infrastructure design considers the placement of DAS, SAN, and NAS storage systems. It also examines network infrastructure, including network switches at the core, aggregation, and access layers.

Geographical segmentation of the data center design market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

The Americas is leading this market in terms of data center construction. In this region, the number of operational data centers is higher when compared to any other region in the world. The market for data center construction in the Americas is still growing with new facilities being powered by renewable energy sources and colocation service providers extending existing facilities.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global data center design market is competitive as many infrastructure vendors are consistently making innovations in their product lines to improve efficiency. The vendors that have the capability to develop multi-mode UPS systems, renewable energy sources, and rack-embedded PDUs to improve the efficiency of data center facilities are anticipated to gain maximum market traction during the estimated period.

Key vendors in this market are -

  • Corgan
  • Environmental Systems Design
  • Future-tech
  • Gensler
  • Glumac
  • Syska Hennessy

Other prominent vendors analyzed in this market study are Alfa Tech Consulting Enterprises, Black & Veatch, California Data Center Design, CSF Group, Data Specialties, DataCenterAndColocation, Edarat Group, Global Data Services Limited (GDS), Hankins & Anderson, Huawei, IBM, ISG, Leading Edge Design, Nova Corp, Panduit, Plannet, PowerCon Associates, PTS Design & Engineering, Rubicon Professional Services, Siemens, and TechXact.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global data center design market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global data center design market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global data center design market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global data center design market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global data center design market?

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  • Market drivers
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  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


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  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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