Data Center Automation Market Overview:
Data Center Automation Market was valued at $2,483 million in 2015, and is projected to reach $8,619 million by 2022, with a CAGR of 19.6%. A data center is a facility that comprises a network of computers and storage systems, and is used to process, organize, store, and distribute large amounts of data for a business or an organization. Data center automation is the process of automating and managing the processes and workflow in a data center facility. This process automates the data center operations, and monitors, manages, and maintains tasks that are performed manually by human operators.
Automation enables a digitally equipped enterprise or a business to transform their data center operations to achieve cost savings, accuracy, and increased productivity.
The global data center automation market is segmented based on solution type, services, operating environment, industry vertical, and geography. Based on solution type, it is divided into storage automation, network automation, and server automation. The services segment includes consulting and installation & maintenance. The industry vertical segment consists of BFSI, IT & telecom, public sector & utilities, energy, manufacturing, healthcare, and others (education & retail).
Based on geography, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. North America was the highest revenue-generating region in 2015.
The global data center automation market was valued at $2,483 million in 2014, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.6% to reach $8,619 million by 2022. Introduction of numerous cloud-based services and significant growth of Internet applications that access the database scenario have become more complex owing to intensive virtualization.
In future, organizations are expected to demand for 10 times more than their current IT capacity and project execution in less than half time. Such situations can be overcome by use of data center automation. Application of data center across multiple industry domains; higher energy efficiency; reduced total cost of ownership; and rapidly growing cloud computing, social media, and online gaming industry a drive the market growth. However, power failure problems, generation of enormous heat, and storage limitation restrain this market growth.
Asia-Pacific is the leading regional market, in terms of growth rate, for data center automation, owing to major investments in IT infrastructure automation and business process automation in China, Japan, South Korea, and India.
Key players profiled in the report are VMware, Inc., BMC Software, Cisco Systems, Inc., IBM Corp., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft Corp., Puppet, Citrix Systems, Inc., ServiceNow, Inc., and Chef Software, Inc. The report discusses the key strategies adopted by these companies in addition to the current trends, upcoming opportunities, and restraints in the market growth, with detailed information about their impacts.
Top Impacting Factors
Wide Application Across Various Industry Verticals
There is a rising need for data centers from industries across all domains owing to their features such as higher data storage capacity, more advanced servers, and faster computing capability. A data center comprises network systems that are integral in carrying out day-to-day operations of an enterprise. IT plays an important role in the growth of the banking sector, which further enhances economic growth. Data center automation improves the competitive efficiency of the banking sector. Numerous organizations in the energy industry benefit significantly by analyzing real-time data. The key to success in this industry is to have quick access to the analysis derived from the available data. Data center facilities are used on a large scale to store and retrieve crucial data required by companies from time to time. Automating the data gives faster and accurate data analysis as well as streamlines the processes in a timely manner.
Higher Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is a key influencing factor in the data center automation market. Small, medium, multi-tenant, and corporate data centers consume a large amount of energy; however, underutilized servers largely cause energy wastage. Data center automation offers higher energy efficiency compared to traditional data centers. With the ongoing global energy crises, the impact of this factor is expected to increase in the future, thereby driving the market growth.
Increase in Cloud Computing, Social Media, Online Gaming, and Big Data Applications
With the rise in cloud computing, social media, big data, online gaming, and other online applications, there is a constant need for enhanced IT infrastructure to meet the ever-increasing demand for resources. Data center automation offers cloud providers the ability to scale up the space and functionality as the demand increases.
- The report provides an overview of the trends, structure, drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global data center automation industry.
- Porters Five Forces analysis highlights the potential of buyers & suppliers, and provides insights on the competitive structure of the market to determine the investment pockets.
- Current and future data center automation trends adopted by key players are highlighted to determine the overall competitiveness of the market.
- The quantitative analysis of the market from 2014 to 2022 is provided to elaborate the market potential.
Data Center Automation Market Key Segments
By Solution Type
- Storage Automation
- Network Automation
- Server Automation
- Installation & Support Services
By Operating Environment
- Windows OS
- Unix OS
- Linux & Other OS
By Industry Vertical
- IT & Telecom
- Public Sector & Utilities
- Others (Education & Retail)
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa