The amount of data created over the next three years will be more than the data created over the past 30 years.
This represents huge growth for the data centre industry which is relying on technology and new trends such as the creation of micro data centres to accommodate this escalation in data.
The global micro mobile data centre market is expected to grow from $US3.10 billion in 2020 to $US3.73 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.3 per cent.
This is a market that saw exponential growth during the COVID-19 pandemic with the market set to reach $US7.73 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 20 per cent, according to ResearchandMarkets.com.
The micro mobile data centre is a self-contained infrastructure solution that combines the storage, processing, and networking elements needed to operate indoor and outdoor operations in a secure computing environment.
Micro mobile data centres are available in standardized prefabricated dimensions, allowing data centre owners to save both money and time when compared to the traditional way of erecting data centres.
For example, Vertiv has released the VRC-S which includes a rack power distribution system, a UPS, monitoring sensors, and software.
There's up to 3.5kW of cooling which can either be fully integrated or linked to air conditioners in the building.
The single-rack system, assembled in a factory, is ideal for Edge locations, like retail stores, healthcare, and light industrial sites, where fast-responding IT is needed. The system is available in various pre-built options which can be delivered in days and takes hours to install, Vertiv said.
The main types of rack units (RU) in the micro mobile data centre market are up to 20 RU, 20 RU to 40 RU, and above 40 RU.
The 25RU cabinet is jam-packed with features that make rack equipment installation and servicing a breeze. The different sizes of organizations include small and medium-sized enterprises and large enterprises.
It is used in the instant data centre, remote office and branch office, edge computing and is implemented in retail and e-commerce, education, BFSI, IT and telecommunication, healthcare, government and defence, energy and utilities.
While North America was the largest region in the micro mobile data centre market in 2020. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing region in the forecast period.
Technology is driving this market with the focus on providing more cooling in less space.
The increasing demand for cloud services applications in several industries such as manufacturing, education, finance, automotive is expected to propel the growth of the micro mobile data centre market in the coming years.
Businesses may do a wide range of tasks on the cloud, with providers such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and others offering a wide range of services to their customers.
A cloud data service is a virtualized data centre. To protect user data during outages and other problems, the cloud provider does regular maintenance and updates, frequently owning numerous micro data centres in multiple geographic regions.
The countries covered in the ResearchandMarkets.com report are Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK, USA.