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Power distribution unit (also known as main distribution unit) is an electronic device, which is designed to distribute and manage electricity supply, computer, and network devices. Increasing volume of data is one of the major factors leading to high demand for data centers, which is in turn fueling growth of the power distribution unit market. According to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, the number of hyper scale data center was 259 in 2015 and is projected to reach 485 by 2020, globally. Increasing flow of data have led to high demand for high density computing power which creating heat expansion and more challenges for managing IT environment. To overcome these challenges, data center companies need simple network management protocol (SNMP) based solutions, which monitors, tracks and manages server, IT equipment etc. The power distribution unit has features to monitor, track and manage all aspects of data center activity and also provides efficient solutions for data center cooling, security and server management. Hence, due to these features, demand for power distribution units is increasing, globally. Moreover, increasing adoption of cloud technology has also accelerated demand for data centers, which fuels growth of the market of power distribution units. According to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, by 2020, 92% of the work load will be processed by cloud data centers and only 8% is expected to be processed by conventional data centers.

Switched PDU segment is expected to exhibit highest CAGR over the forecast period

Switched PDU segment held the dominant position in the market in 2017 and is projected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. The features of network grade power distribution include, remote monitoring and outlet control have led to high growth of the switched PDU segment in the market. Moreover, smart power distribution unit segment is projected to exhibit the highest CAGR in the forecast period. Features such as reducing power wastage of data centers is expected to be a factor for increasing adoption of these, leading to high growth of the segment.

Global Power Distribution Unit Market Taxonomy

On the basis of PDU Types, the global power distribution unit market is segmented into:

  • Basic PDU
  • Metered PDU
  • Smart PDU
  • Switched PDU
  • Others

On the basis of application, the global power distribution unit market is segmented into:

  • Banking
  • Financial Services and Insurance
  • Energy
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Telecom & IT
  • Others

On the basis of regions, the global power distribution unit market is classified into:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Africa

Global Power Distribution Unit Market: Regional Insights

On the basis of geography, the global Power Distribution Unit market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. North America held the dominant position in the market in 2017 and is projected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. The U.S. and Canada are growth engines in the North America market. High presence of hyper scale data centers in this region is one of the major factors for growth of this market. According to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, out of total 259 hyper scale data centers, North America held 51% share in 2015. In addition to this, high generation of cloud data traffic have also accelerated growth of the market in this region. According to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, in 2017, North America generated 3,838 Exabyte of cloud data traffic up from 2,771 Exabyte of cloud data traffic in 2016. By 2020, it is estimated that the North America will generate 6,844 Exabyte of cloud data traffic per year.

Furthermore, Asia Pacific is projected to exhibit the highest CAGR over the forecast period. India, China, and Japan are some of the major growth engines in power distribution unit market in this region. Increasing cloud data traffic is one of the major factors for growth of the market. According to Coherent Market Insights, it is estimated that Asia Pacific cloud data traffic is expected to increase at a CAGR of 31% in the period of 2015 - 2020. In 2017, the cloud data traffic generated was 1,871 Exabyte per year and is projected to reach 3,469 Exabyte per year by 2020.

Global Power Distribution Unit Market: Key Players

Some of the major companies operating in the global power distribution unit market are AFCO Systems, APC Corp, Cyber Power Systems, Eaton Corporation, Emerson Electric Co., Enlogic Systems LLC, Geist Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Co., Leviton Cisco Systems, Raritan Inc., Schneider Electric, Server Technology Inc., and Tripp Lite.

Global Power Distribution Unit Market: Key Developments

  • In January 2019, Eaton Corporation Inc, American multinational power Management Company, announced a launch of its “High Density rack power distribution unit (PDU) platform”. The new PDU is the latest addition to Eaton’s ePDU G3 line and it offers advanced configurability and serves as an ideal solution for environments in which high power density is essential.
  • In April 2019, Legrand, North and Central America (LNCA), the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, announced a launch of its new line of single-phase power products that include LP-Series Power Distribution Units (PDU) and LU-Series Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) to serve the growing demand of edge and IoT applications in the North and Central America regions.
  • In September 2019, Enlogic, the global technology division of CIS and the world leader in OEM PDU design and manufacturing, announced a launch of its new “Enlogic EN2.0 series” of Intelligent Power Distribution Units (iPDUs), to improve the way users manage their data center rack power.
  • In October 2019, Penn Elcom, world's leading manufacturer of quality flight case, speaker cabinet hardware and 19 inch racking solutions, announced a launch of its new “PDU16-10DJ PDU (power distribution unit) range” of 1U rack mounting units with 10 switchable output sockets, which is available with different socket outlets and a range of power ratings between 10 and 16 amps. This new series of PDU is designed for numerous installation and integration applications as well as custom install applications such as, home automation.
  • In February 2018, Toshiba Corporation, Japanese multinational conglomerate, announced a launch of its new “Power Distribution Unit (PDU)” for datacenter applications.

Research Methodology

Coherent Market Insights followsa comprehensive research methodology focused on providing the most precise market analysis. The company leverages a data triangulation model which helps company to gauge the market dynamics and provide accurate estimates. Key components of the research methodologies followed for all our market reports include:

  • Primary Research (Trade Surveys and Experts Interviews)
  • Desk Research
  • Proprietor Data Analytics Model

In addition to this, Coherent Market Insights has access to a wide range of the regional and global reputed paid data bases, which helps the company to figure out the regional and global market trends and dynamics. The company analyses the industry from the 360 Degree Perspective i.e. from the Supply Side and Demand Side which enables us to provide granular details of the entire ecosystem for each study. Finally, a Top-Down approach and Bottom-Up approach is followed to arrive at ultimate research findings.

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Coherent Market Insights desk research is based on a principle set of research techniques:

  • National level desk research: It Includes research analysis of regional players, regional regulatory bodies, regional trade associations, and regional organization.
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Coherent Market Insights has a large amount of in-house repository of industry database. This is leveraged as a burner for initiating a new research study. Key secondary sources include:

  • Governmental bodies, National and international social welfare institutions, and organizations creating economic policies among others.
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Preliminary Data Mining

The raw data is obtained through the secondary findings, in house repositories, and trade surveys. It is then filtered to ensure that the relevant information including industry dynamics, trends, and outlook is retained for further research process.

Data Standardization

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Coherent Statistical model

We arrive at our final research findings through simulation models. Coherent Data Analytics Model is a statistical tool that helps company to forecast market estimates. Few of the parameters considered as a part of the statistical model include:

  • Micro-economic indicators
  • Macro-economic indicators
  • Environmental indicators
  • Socio-political indicators
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Data Validation

This is the most crucial stage of the research process. Primary Interviews are conducted to validate the data and analysis. This helps in achieving the following purposes:

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  • Industry experts validates the estimates which helps the company to cement the on-going research study.
  • Primary research includes online surveys, face-to face interviews, and telephonic interviews.

The primary research is conducted with the ecosystem players including, but not limited to:

  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • System Integrators
  • Distributors
  • End-users