Frost & Sullivan: Construction of Large and Mega Data Centers Spurs Asia-Pacific Data Center Infrastructure Solutions Market ~Service providers are shifting focus from standalone to comprehensive solutions

SINGAPORE, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Co-location services are fuelling the construction of large and mega data centers in the Asia-Pacific, in turn, driving demand for flexible, customised and scalable data center infrastructure solutions. In particular, the need to control rack level energy consumption and cut down operational costs will shift data center operators' focus from the contribution of power and cooling equipment to comprehensive solution offerings.

As a result, the significance of data center infrastructure software (data center infrastructure management or DCIM) and services (after-sales support) is expected to overshadow the sales of standalone power and cooling units, according to the new study from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.powersupplies.frost.com), Data Center Infrastructure Solutions Market.

"Faced with an uncertain economy and ever-increasing demand for consistent and improved network services, data center operators are struggling to maximise both network uptime and profitability," said Frost & Sullivan Energy & Environmental Research Analyst Amit Singh. "This presents an opportunity for solution providers to empower data center operators with modular, cost-effective data center infrastructure solutions that meet requirements for efficiency, network reliability, and performance."

However, several industry forces have forged a new competitive landscape within which market participants from both IT and non-IT vendor groups have to cater to data center physical infrastructure requirements. Primarily, the replacement of long-term relationships with regular bidding will make it challenging for market participants to constantly upgrade solutions to ensure technical and commercial compliance. Moreover, small contractors and system integrators play a crucial role in the business. The difficulty in aligning them with original equipment manufacturers' scalable systems will also limit market growth.

"While constant innovation is the key to growth, especially in the power and cooling software segment, immense opportunities also lie in striking a direct contract with medium and large data centers," asserted Singh. "Building a strong localised value chain through partnerships with system integrators and after-sales service vendors will further help solution providers complement their core proposition and create a competitive advantage in the Asia-Pacific market."

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Data Center Infrastructure Solutions Market is part of the Power Supplies & Batteries Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan's related research services include: European Rack and Rack Options Market, Asia-Pacific UPS Market, Southeast Asian Modular Data Center Market, Global Industrial Batteries Market, and Asia Pacific Energy Storage Systems Market. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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