NEW YORK — Increased reliance on datacenters for mission-critical applications is driving growth in uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), according to a report from Frost & Sullivan.
The consulting and market research company has predicted UPS will grow at a 6.4% compound rate from 2012 to 2019. Anu Cherian, senior industry analyst in the energy and environment market at Frost & Sullivan, told us the growth rate was 5.8% in 2012.
"The datacenter is in the backdrop of different commercial and industrial verticals, including healthcare and infrastructure, but it is exhibiting growth above those traditional markets," Cherian said.
The adoption rate for datacenters, virtualization, and cloud computing is on the rise, she said. Despite the economic downturn, projects that had been put on hold have since been put back in construction mode.
"UPS manufacturers are equipping themselves with a whole lineup of products that will cater to [the] whole datacenter," and Cherian foresees an upward cycle. "End users will gain more reliable servers, [and] this increased reliability will allow [them] to better enjoy services from datacenter operators."
Much of the potential growth will come outside Europe and North America, including in the Asia-Pacific region, Cherian said. The report found a 7.9% increase in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as a 6.7% increase in the rest of the world, significantly greater than the growth in North America and Europe.
— Zewde Yeraswork, Associate Editor, EE Times