The global power distribution unit (PDU) market is propelled by the rising amount of data generated across the globe. Massive amount of data generated has triggered the need for data centers, which in turn, are heavily dependent on PDUs for distribution of power to the network components of the server rack. PDUs track power usage by each component of the rack and helps in the reduction of overall power consumption across the data centers.
Recent Advanced PDUs Offered by Service Providers in Global PDU Market
Rapid adoption of server virtualization, coupled with increased acceptance of cloud computing across various industry verticals has led the key players in the global PDU market to invest in developing a comprehensive line of power distribution units to distribute generator, UPS, or utility AC power to multiple devices, servers, and telecom equipment in the most demanding environments. In North America, the largest market for PDUs, industry players have witnessed a slow but gradual adoption of 400 volts alternating current three-phased, transformation-based PDUs. To keep up with the intensive competition in the market, the service providers are offering various innovations in PDUs.
ePDUs: Eaton Corporation has recently announced the latest generation of ePDUs. The new G3 ePDU monitors the energy consumption by specific outlets, allows as many as 4 ePDUs to share the same network connection, and offers an integrated outlet locking mechanism. For organizations, the latest ePDU addresses two important points – reduction of networking costs and increased energy efficiency.
R-Series PDUs: Geist Global has introduced its R-series PDUs, the next generation platform that will allow cloud service providers and enterprises to enjoy complete automation and integration. The reports and alerts provided by the R-series PDUs offer to maintain safe power usage thresholds and management of power outlets at the port level in-band and out-of-band.
PDU-Ethernet Switch 1U Combo: Keeping in view the issue of lesser storage space in small and mid-size businesses, Tripp Lite has developed PDU-Ethernet Switch 1U Combo that integrates around 12 AC outlets and 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a single 1U device.
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The monitoring of power consumptions have become necessary owing to various environmental regulations. This is further expected to open new opportunities of growth in the market. Furthermore, many MNCs are expected to set up data centers or utilize data centers in their respective nations owing to regulations that forbid storage of financial data outside the country. This will further the demand for power distribution units.
According to the report, the global power distribution unit market is expected to be worth US$1.94 bn by 2021. By type, the basic PDU segment not only led in the past, but is expected to continue to lead and account for 37.0% of the global power distribution unit market by 2021. On the basis of power phase, the single phase segment is expected to lead in the market by 2021. By application, the telecom and IT segment is expected to lead and account for 30.6% of the global power distribution unit market by 2021. North America is expected to be the leading geographical segment and account for 34.1% of the global market by 2021.
This information is based on the findings of a report published by Transparency Market Research titled “Power Distribution Unit Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2015 – 2021.” Report - http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/power-distribution-unit-market.html
New Partnerships among Key Players to Change Landscape of Global PDU Market
While some of the key players are working on developing new models of PDUs, others are joining hands with their bigger counterparts. A recent example is of data center vendor Raritan Inc. that has announced to sell the hardware division of its business to French infrastructure giant Legrand. Raritan will focus on building its software-based data center infrastructure management business which will be renamed as Sunbird Software. According to the reports, till the acquisition by Legrand gets over, the PDU unit of the company will be under the name of Raritan.