GVR Report cover Micro Mobile Data Center Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Micro Mobile Data Center Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Up to 20 RU, 20-40 RU, 40-60 RU), By Industry Vertical (Government & Defense, IT & Telecom), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-989-9
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Industry: Technology

Report Overview

The global micro mobile data center market size was valued at USD 4.18 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.3% from 2022 to 2030. Factors such as technological development and the increasing cloud service application in several industries are driving the demand for micro mobile data centers. Furthermore, numerous factors such as the growing demand for energy-efficient data centers and edge computing are expected to drive the market during the forecast period.The COVID-19 pandemic had a positive impact on the market growth. Increasing adoption of digital transactions, rapid adoption of smart devices and IoT, increasing automation scope in the manufacturing industries via Industry 4.0 technologies, the anticipated rollout of 5G technology, and the potential for data generation by sectors such as retail, BFSI, government and defense, and oil and gas are expected to fuel the growth of the market.

U.S. micro mobile data center market size, by type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

During COVID-19, demand for data center services among various organizations that rely on digital infrastructure has expanded, resulting in a surge in the demand for data center network services across numerous industries. As more businesses and educational institutions go online, data centers are ensuring program availability and data security.

Various organizations and corporations have been increasingly adopting cloud-based services and cloud computing services in recent years. The increased emphasis on low power usage and cost-effectiveness is the outcome of increased investments in these disciplines. The increase in data traffic has heightened the importance of the cloud system. The rising demand for cloud services is one of the primary factors impacting the market growth. Micro mobile data centers help reduce dormancy between devices and the cloud, hence boosting cloud service presentation. Furthermore, micro mobile data centers are highly portable and energy-efficient, making them more efficient than regular data centers.

The Data Localization Act plays an important role in driving the overall data center industry. The fast-growing e-commerce industry, increasing government attention on the digital economy, widespread use of social media and smartphones, and growth in technology-driven start-ups, data usage, and storage are expected to fuel the market growth over the forecast period. In addition, the entry of multiple worldwide cloud service providers is increasing space take-up. For instance, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) represented 76% of corporate cloud computing adoption in 2020, according to Flexera, a U.S.-based computer software company, while 43% of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) opted to use a public-hosted cloud platform service. As a result, the growing interest of various players in cloud computing applications propels the growth of the market.

Type Insights

The 40-60 RU segment dominated the market with a share of over 40.0% in 2021. The growth of this segment can be attributed to its high range and greater capacities that can accommodate larger facilities. Companies such as Schneider Electric, Vertiv Group Corp., and IBM are offering micro mobile data centers that support more than 40 RU. In March 2020, Schneider Electric introduced an edge and micro data center cooling system. This technology helps improve cooling efficiency while cutting operating expenses.

The 20-40 RU segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 19.8% over the forecast period. The growing popularity of a micro mobile data center with a compact facility packed with features such as board cooling, continuous UPS, and storage systems is boosting the 20-40 RU segment growth in the forecasted period. Numerous companies are launching 20-40 RU micro mobile data centers owing to their increasing demand. For instance, in November 2020, Schneider Electric introduced the R-Series resistant mini data centers in 24U and 42U sizes. The EcoStruxure R-Series meets National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and International Protection (IP) standards for dust and moisture protection.

Industry Vertical Insights

The government and defense segment dominated the market with a revenue share of over 25.0% in 2021 and is projected to retain its position over the forecast period. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the factors such as the increasing adoption of advanced technologies such as 5G and AI in the government sector. In addition, the demand for mobile data centers from the defense sector is propelling the segment growth.

Global micro mobile data center market share, by industry vertical, 2021 (%)

Various companies are introducing new mobile micro data centers for the government & defense sector. For instance, Zella DC, a micro data center provider, introduced Zella Fort to the defense industry. It is a ready-to-use, self-contained data storage system that is entirely tailored to fulfill the needs of the military.

The IT and telecom segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR of 20.2% over the forecast period. The increasing demand for micro mobile data centers in the IT and telecom industry due to their improved data security and reduced latency is expected to fuel market growth in the future.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market with a revenue share of over 40.0% in 2021. This growth can be attributed to the early adoption of advanced technology and the extensive use of sophisticated technical systems and data centers across all industries. The early installation of micro mobile data centers and massive investments in technological advancements are the major factors fueling market expansion in this region. Furthermore, the rising use of micro mobile data centers in sectors such as education, healthcare, and BFSI contributes to the regional market growth.

Micro Mobile Data Center Market Trends by Region

Asia Pacific is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 20.9% during the forecast period. The market growth across the region can be attributed to the expansion of the retail sector, which is anticipated to have a positive impact on the adoption of micro mobile data centers. In addition, government programs such as Digital India, which aim to transform the country into a digitally empowered nation, are expected to boost the expansion of micro data centers in India.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The competitive landscape of the micro mobile data center is fragmented, featuring several international, regional, and local players. The key participants are involved in strategic collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships to expand their business footprint and survive the highly competitive environment. In addition, service providers are investing considerably in R&D activities to incorporate new technologies in their product offerings and develop advanced solutions to gain a competitive advantage over other market players.

In June 2022, Vertiv Group Corp. introduced new energy-effective and space-saving power backup solutions for edge and mid-size data centers. It introduced a new line of UPS systems, including the Vertiv Liebert ITA2 - 30 kVA and the Vertiv Liebert EXM2. This multi-city project engages customers and partners through innovative collaboration initiatives, intending to collaboratively develop the partners' businesses. Some prominent players in the global micro mobile data center market include:

  • Schneider Electric

  • Dell, Inc.

  • Vertiv Group Corp.

  • Eaton

  • IBM

  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

  • Rittal GmbH & Co.

  • Panduit Corp.

  • Zella DC

Micro Mobile Data Center Market Report Scope 

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 4.97 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 20.44 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 19.3% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Type, industry vertical, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; China; India; Japan; Mexico; Brazil

Key companies profiled

Schneider Electric; Dell, Inc.; Vertiv Group Corp.; Eaton; IBM; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; Rittal GmbH & Co.; Panduit Corp.; Zella DC

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Global Micro Mobile Data Center Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global micro mobile data center market report based on type, industry vertical, and region:

Global Micro Mobile Data Center Market Segmentation

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Up to 20 RU

    • 20-40 RU

    • 40-60 RU

  • Industry Vertical Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • BFSI

    • IT & Telecom

    • Government & Defense

    • Oil & Gas

    • Manufacturing

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

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