The global containerized data center market size was valued at USD 7.9 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 25.1% from 2022 to 2030. The growth of the digital economy has accelerated the rapid and vigorous development of technologies such as the Internet of Things, cloud computing, edge computing, and big data, which have raised the demand for data centers. These technologies create high volumes of data in the network, generating new performance and computing demands in the data center, which is ultimately driving the demand for containerized data center solutions and services. In addition, the demand for rapid deployment, portability & durability, high scalability, and energy efficiency is expected to accelerate the growth of the containerized data center market.
The outbreak of COVID-19 played a critical role in driving the containerized data center market growth. The establishment of local data centers gained traction across several parts of the world in line with the rising pressure on organizations to ensure a robust and secure IT environment for their employees and end-users and the growing corporate awareness regarding the benefits of edge computing services, thereby contributing to the data center market growth. The unabated growth of the e-commerce industry and the growing popularity of OTT platforms also contributed to the rising demand for containerized data centers.
The growing reliance on digital technology is expected to continue to drive the preference for multi-tenant, hyper-scale data centers in the post-pandemic era. The growing volumes of digital transactions, the proliferation of smart devices, widespread implementation of IoT technology, the continued rollout of 5G networks, adoption of Industry 4.0, and the potential for the generation of large volumes of data by FinTech, EduTech, GamingTech, HealthTech, ACES mobility, and media & entertainment, among other industries and industry verticals, are some of the vital factors driving the demand for data centers and contributing to the growth of the containerized data center market.
In terms of container type, the containerized data center market is segmented into 20 feet containers, 40 feet containers, and customized containers. The 40 feet container segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 50.6%in 2021 and is expected to continue to dominate the market during the forecast period. The vast presence of 40 feet containerized data center providers is propelling the segment growth. For instance, market players such as IBM, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., ZTE Corporation, and Cisco Systems, Inc provide 40 feet container data centers.
The customized container segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate of 30.2%during the forecast period. Increasing customer demand for container data centers as per their requirements is boosting market growth.IBM provides container data centers with multiple custom module sizes and shapes.
The large-size organizations segment held the largest revenue share of 62.8% in 2021. Businesses that have numerous branch offices prefer containerized data centers as they can easily expand and support an organization's data center capabilities. Moreover, they can easily be deployed, allowing businesses to save space and costs. Since large enterprises have thousands of customers, they generate high volumes of data. As a result, there is an increasing need among these organizations for containerized data centers.
On the other hand, the small and medium-sized organizations segment is expected to witness the fastest growth rate of 25.9% during the forecast period. To meet the increasing demands of the digital sector, portable modular data centers or containerized data centers have become essential for the data center industry as they are equipped to provide high value to both small and medium businesses. Additionally, they also allow continuous monitoring of constructions and operations while extending numerous benefits and advantages such as enhanced coordination, reduction of deployment time, increased integration of IoT, and more.
Based on the end-use industry, the global containerized data center market is segmented into BFSI, IT & telecommunications, healthcare, energy & utilities, aerospace & defense, retail & e-commerce, and others. The IT & telecommunications segment held the largest revenue share of 30.1% in 2021 and is expected to maintain its position during the forecast period. Rapid growth in the global IT & telecommunication industry, increasing adoption of data center technologies, and surged adoption of edge computing by several telecom service providers to modernize their network are the major factors behind the segment growth.
The healthcare sector is expected to witness the fastest growth rate of 27.3% during the forecast period. Increasing demand for containerized data centers in the healthcare industry for the storage of medical information, hospital electronic medical records, etc. is boosting the market growth. In addition, increasing healthcare IT spending and surged adoption of digitization are the factors further expected to drive demand for containerized data centers in the market.
North America dominated the market with a share of 33.8% in 2021 and is anticipated to retain its position during the forecast period. Early adoption of containerized data centers in this region is the major factor behind the market growth. In addition, the considerable presence of major market players such as Cisco Systems, Inc. (U.S.), Dell Inc. (U.S.), IBM (U.S.), and Vertiv Group Corp. (U.S.) is also boosting the adoption of containerized data centers. The growing demand for agile IT infrastructure and the use of online services are also expected to offer substantial growth opportunities to the data center industry in North America in the near future. For instance, with the growing popularity of edge and cloud computing, numerous organizations are looking to benefit from the flexibility and scalability of this type of infrastructure.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at the fastest CAGR of 26.3% during the forecast period. The sizable presence of collocation data centers, cloud, and internet service providers in the region is the major driver behind the market growth. In addition, rising investment in the IT & telecommunications industry, increasing 5G deployments, and adoption of industrial IoT are also driving demand for containerized data centers in the region.
The market has a fragmented competitive landscape as it features various global and regional market players. Leading industry players are undertaking strategies such as product launches, collaborations, and partnerships to survive the highly competitive environment and expand their business footprints.
For instance, in June 2022, Schneider Electric announced the launch of a prefabricated containerized data center service in Europe, as well as a modernization of its Ecostruxure IT, an infrastructure management product. The containers are ISO standard-sized, developed for smaller users or edge locations. In addition, in January 2019, Vertiv Group Corp. launched two product lines, Vertiv SmartMod and Power Module for the modular data center in EMEA. Vertiv SmartMod provides container-based, pre-fabricated data centers that can be customized to include the company's cooling and power distribution equipment. Some of the prominent players in the global containerized data center market include:
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Vertiv Group Corp.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
Delta Power Solutions
Shenzhen Kstar Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
Market size value in 2022
USD 9,333.8 million
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 56.0 billion
CAGR of 25.1% from 2022 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2017 - 2020
2022 - 2030
Revenue in USD million, CAGR from 2022 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Container type, organization size, end-use industry, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa
U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Netherlands; China; India; Japan; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Chile; UAE; Saudi Arabia; South Africa
Key companies profiled
Cisco Systems, Inc.; IBM; Dell Inc.; Vertiv Group Corp.; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; Schneider Electric; Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.; Delta Power Solutions; Shenzhen Kstar Science & Technology Co., Ltd.; Rittal GmbH & Co. KG; ZTE Corporation
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global containerized data center market report based on container type, organization size, end-use industry, and region:
Container Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
20 Feet Container
40 Feet Container
Organization Size Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Small & Medium Sized Organizations
Large Size Organizations
End-Use Industry Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
IT & Telecommunications
Energy & Utilities
Aerospace & Defense
Retail & E-commerce
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Middle East & Africa
b. The global containerized data center market size was estimated at USD 7.9 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 9,333.8 million in 2022.
b. The global containerized data center market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 25.1% from 2022 to 2030 to reach USD 56.0 billion by 2030.
b. North America dominated the containerized data center market with a market share of 33.8% in 2021. Early adoption of containerized data centers in this region is the major factor behind the market growth. In addition, the vast presence of major market players such as Cisco Systems, Inc. (U.S.), Dell Inc. (U.S.), IBM (U.S.), and Vertiv Group Corp. (U.S.) is also boosting the adoption of containerized data centers.
b. Some key players operating in the containerized data center market include Cisco Systems, Inc., IBM, Dell Inc., Vertiv Group Corp., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Schneider Electric, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., Delta Power Solutions, Shenzhen Kstar Science & Technology Co., Ltd., Rittal GmbH & Co. KG, ZTE Corporation
b. Key factors driving the market growth include surged spending on data center technology and increased adoption of cloud and edge computing solutions.
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