The "Carbon Neutral Data Center Market - A Global and Regional Analysis: Focus on Carbon Neutral Data Center Types & Solutions, End-Use Industry, Government Programs, Trends, Opportunities and Country Analysis" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The carbon neutral data center market is projected to grow from $3.46 billion in 2020 to $9.42 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 22.17% from 2020 to 2025.
The growth in the carbon neutral data center market is expected to be driven by various government policies and environmental regulations especially which are aligned to reducing carbon emissions, for example, the International Climate Agreement. Apart from this, the ongoing trend of Industry 4.0 and digital transformation, which has increased the amount of data being produced due to the data intensive nature of the applications, has significantly impacted the market.
The carbon neutral data center market by industry has the largest share in the IT and telecom industry, followed by the BFSI industry. The IT and telecom industry or the ICT industry is a data-driven industry. Almost all the applications are data intensive and generate a huge amount of data in the entire value chain. The telecom industry is dependent upon data centers as data transmission during internet services requires constant storage and processing, which is a primary criterion for quality services. Thus, in order to maintain quality, the industry has to rely on data center facilities.
The hyperscale data centers have the highest potential in the carbon neutral data center market by data center type. It is expected to be the most impacted type as most of the hyperscale operators and service providers such as Google and Microsoft have pledged to achieve carbon neutrality in their entire value chain by 2030. The companies have shown that lower PUE levels are possible to achieve with the use of efficient technologies utilizing renewable energy in the entirety of data center operations.
Apart from this, the ongoing trend of cloud migration has also helped the market for hyperscale data center types. The colocation type data center is accounted for the second-largest share in the market. The ongoing trend of digitization and the development of various technologies such as extended reality, internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and other enabling technologies have helped many start-ups to grow. These start-ups do not have much financial support to own and operate a data center that supports their operations. This is where the colocation data centers become a solution for the needs of various smaller organizations with data center demands.
Impact of COVID-19 on Carbon Neutral Data Center Market
COVID-19 has restricted the growth of almost every industry globally owing to the measures such as lockdown and travel restrictions undertaken by the governments. Due to this, the entire supply chain of the data center industry has been negatively affected. This has restricted the flow of various equipment and devices, which are essential for data center operations, due to which many data centers were not able to get commissioned, and many projects were stalled. The lockdown also restricted people from traveling, which disallowed many data center architects and engineers to reach onsite for the construction of new facilities and maintenance of existing facilities.
The server utilization rate was also affected due to the halt in various computing activities in almost every industry. Many operators have reported that almost half of the servers were online during the pandemic. However, industries such as telecom, which is the largest consumer of data center, operated in their fullest capacity and thus maintained the demand for data transmission and transfer services. This has also helped the industry to maintain a minimum operational return from the online services.
Government Regulations on Carbon Emissions and Rising Emphasis on Renewable Energy
Growing Energy Efficient Alternatives for Data Center Cooling
Sustainable Development Efforts and CSR Activities
Rising Electricity Tariffs Globally
High Dependence on Non-Renewable Energy for Running Data Center Operations
Higher Costs of Implementation and Compatibility Issues
Increasing Research and Development in Energy Storage Technologies
Increased Demand for Data Centers and Mega Data Centers
Transition from Onsite Storage Facility Toward Cloud Connectivity
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