Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is defined as an electrical equipment designed to provide emergency power in the absence of mains power or break down of input power. Data centres represent one of the company's principal assets, a structure on which the entire organisational workflow depends. It is thus necessary to ensure that the data centre systems are functional and reliable, which puts an emphasis to check for the correct electrical layout of the systems, while strictly adhering to the quality criteria. The data centre UPS systems provide temporary backup power for short outages and also ensure protection against power transitions such as spike and sags. These feature of UPS systems has been driving the data centre UPS market growth. In addition, data centre UPS systems are widely used in cable handling stations, hospitals, government organizations, commercial organizations and universities, ensuring uninterrupted power supply to the critical equipment deployed in these organizations.
High costs associated with downtime have pushed the organizations worldwide to deploy data centre UPS systems into their information technology systems infrastructure. Growing prominence of smart data centre UPS systems due to the self-diagnosis and communication capabilities, which considerably reduce troubleshooting time, are expected to have a positive impact on the data centre UPS market during the forecast period. On the contrary, lack of product differentiation from primary companies has been hindering the growth of data centre UPS industry. The data centre UPS market is expected to witness major growth in the Asia-Pacific owing to the establishment of a number of telecommunication infrastructure projects in the region, along with the growing demand for data centre UPS systems from increasing number of data centric organizations in the region.
Data centre UPS industry is witnessing development of more energy efficient solutions, alongside adoption of portable UPS solutions and self-diagnosing UPS systems, which are in turn propelling market growth. In addition, a number of government and regulatory bodies worldwide have been imposing strict regulations to control carbon footprints of data centres. This has resulted in UPS system manufacturing companies to work towards implementing power solutions and practices that are capable of delivering energy efficiency with minimum carbon emission.
Organizations have been increasingly looking forward to adopt scalable operations with modular based UPS designs as increasing number of customers seek to deploy cost-efficient power solutions keeping in mind their organization’s growth perspective.
To handle the falling tolerance limits in data loss due to power interruptions, organizations are inevitably inclined to deploy data centre UPS systems in their data centre facilities. The growing number of data centric organizations is expected to drive the data centre UPS market growth during the forecast period. Furthermore, with the advent of internet-of-things (IoT), it is certain that data centre facilities are expected to witness tremendous increase in the number of such setups. The developing work platform of organizations, in conjugation with adoption of cloud computing models is expected to drive the data centre UPS market growth during the forecast period.
Some of the major players operating in the data centre UPS market include Schneider Electric, Belkin International, Eaton, Clary, Emerson, General Electric, Toshiba and Gamatronic Electronic Industries. The data centre UPS market is moderately competitive with a few major players dominating the marketplace. The data centre UPS manufacturing companies employ experienced engineers for maintenance, proven testing and engineering divisions. The companies set up professional teams to offer premium maintenance services to customers, in a bid to establish their brand image in the market.