About Data Center Liquid Immersion Cooling
Cooling solutions are used in data centers to remove heat generated by the IT equipment. Many CRAC and computer room air handler (CRAH) units are operated in data centers, including air conditioners, chillers, cooling towers, economizers, humidifiers, and modern containment systems that furnish rack cooling. These cooling units use air and liquid cooling techniques for operation. The cooling process accounts for 40% of the electricity consumed in a data center. To reduce the OPEX of a data center, several modern cooling techniques are being invented and tested by vendors.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global data center liquid immersion cooling market to grow at a CAGR of 54.23% during the period 2016-2020.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global data center liquid immersion cooling market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report provides the performance and market dominance of each of the vendors in terms of experience, product portfolio, and customer base.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Data Center Liquid Immersion Cooling Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global data center liquid immersion cooling market: Allied Control, Asetek, CoolIT Systems, Green Revolution Cooling, Iceotope, LiquidCool Solutions, and Midas Green Technologies.
Other prominent vendors in the market are: Ebullient, Submer Technologies, and 3M.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of latest trends in the market is increase in leading data center operators and vendors interest toward the market. Every data center operator and infrastructure vendor are involved in identifying alternative solutions to cool data centers. Many government agencies and scientific research institutes have partnered and deployed the liquid immersion cooling solution in their facilities to operate HPC infrastructure at reduced CAPEX and OPEX. In addition, these vendors are also involved in partnering with leading cooling vendors in the market to improve their adoption. For example, STULZ Air Technology Systems has partnered with CoolIT Systems for the adoption of cooling systems by HPC, cloud and enterprise data center markets. In addition, Iceotope has also partnered with Schneider Electric, one of the leading data center infrastructure providers to increase the adoption.”
According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is growing demand for data centers. The demand for data centers among CSPs, colocation providers, enterprises, government agencies, and telecommunication organizations has seen a marked increase due to the adoption of advanced technologies such as cloud-based services and big data analytics for operational business needs. Developed countries are the largest markets for data center operations. However, the number of data centers in developing countries has increased considerably, which is fueling the adoption of liquid immersion cooling solutions. Cooling solutions have become an integral part of data centers in recent times. Therefore, data center operators are expected to adopt advanced cooling techniques that are cost effective and consume less power.
Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is availability of alternative cooling methods. One of the traditional methods of cooling is air-based cooling. For the past few years, there has been an increased power consumption by data centers worldwide. This scenario has made data center operators look for an alternative solution that is efficient in terms of power consumption and performance. Vendors in the data center cooling market moved from air-based cooling to chilled water-cooled solutions. Both these solutions are being predominantly used in data centers worldwide. However, the liquid immersion cooling solution is hugely adopted by scientific data centers, where computing requirement is usually more than twice of a larger data center environment.
Allied Control, Asetek, CoolIT Systems, Green Revolution Cooling, Iceotope, LiquidCool Solutions, Midas Green Technologies, Ebullient, Submer Technologies, 3M.
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