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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 3440893
  • Report
  • January 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 374 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
Datacenters Become the Lifeline for Enterprises in the COVID-19 Era. Datacenter Infrastructure Management Market Spikes by 16.1%.

As one of the few industries to ride high on the killer wave of COVID-19 and the ensuing Tsunami of WFM and digital transformation, the global market for Datacenter Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is expected to spike by 16.1% in the year 2020. The market will continue to grow to reach US$ 3.1 billion by the year 2020, trailing a post COVID-19 CAGR of 11.9%, over the analysis period 2020 through 2027. The year 2020 is the tipping point with the internet along with its entire ecosystem witnessing a revolutionizing impact as the COVID-19 pandemic changes human relationship with technology. Internet and its allied technologies are witnessing growth and newfound importance as they become critical vehicles to not just fight the pandemic but also survive its impact. Businesses are migrating online to ensure business continuity amid unprecedented times that have separated employees from their workplaces. Governments are utilizing mobile apps and GPS technologies to track, monitor citizens health and identify and quarantine infected people. Hospitals have shifted to telemedicine to safely deliver healthcare services as physical outpatient (OP) centers close down. The over 4 billion people shut up at homes as a result of the shelter-in-place orders have increased their use of internet video, chat and messaging platforms and services to remain in touch in friends and family. The internet in short has become the umbilical cord to the outside world for society and businesses alike amidst the pandemic. Global online traffic in a single week ending April-20 spiked by 28%, while online transactions rose by 48% & average page views by 30%. Video chat services like Google Duo, Nextdoor, and Houseparty have all witnessed large increases in traffic since January 2020. Similar popular work from home (WFH) remote collaboration apps like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Classroom, have skyrocket to popularity.

Market cap of Zoom Communications in just a few months has exploded to US$ 48.7 billion, bigger than the combined market cap of the world's top 7 airline companies. While consumers cut spending on other non-essential products like clothing and furnishings, spending on digital offerings is increasing as media consumption increases. Overall internet usage has increased by over 75%, while streaming content spiked by over 15%. In-home media consumption is rising to unprecedented levels. Worldwide online watching of news has risen by 67%, while time spent on messaging services has risen by over 50%. Engagement with different digital devices is also rising. There is over a 35% increase in desktop PC usage as evidenced by the increase in desktop browser use and a 70% and 40% increase in smartphone and laptop uses. As offices and schools worldwide move into the basements and living rooms of homes, cable modem, an important piece of network hardware that allows computers to connect to the internet, is witnessing uninterrupted gains. Panic buying of computer, internet and IT hardware has additionally pushed up sales of cable modems over the last few months. With home IT suddenly assuming critical importance, consumers are focusing on acquiring new internet connections and upgrading existing connections and broadband speeds to enable multiple home devices to hook-up to the internet without speed degradation. As a result, new residential internet connections are creating a parallel demand for modems and routers. Classified as an essential service, ISPs are upgrading internet infrastructure with no interruptions in new installations and maintenance.

Companies worldwide are turning to the cloud to stay online and afloat, especially desktop-as-a service (DaaS). The COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the significance of data centers as critical enablers of business continuity. Businesses are today relying more on data center service providers for supporting online presence. The global data center industry is playing a prominent role in facilitating massive shift of businesses, organizations and schools to online services for continued operations during the pandemic. Despite witnessing increasing workload, data centers are expected to continue providing digital infrastructure services seamlessly. The growing demand for data centers is reflected by revenue gains and expansion strategies voiced by public cloud computing giants such as Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft. These players are expected to bolster the industry growth with self-operated and co-location facilities, leading to gains for third-party data centers. Cloud services are experiencing robust demand. Participants in the data center industry are expected to witness extensive adoption of network services for supporting transition towards digital platforms. With increased migration to the cloud, datacenter traffic is increasing keeping local and regional data centers operating on full capacity. Increase in reported service outages during this period has tightened reliability regulations. Resilience of cloud datacenters amid the pandemic is gaining importance. Cloud service providers are stepping up their investments in datacenter hardware to support workloads as they increasingly shift to the cloud. Top U.S based IT vendors who lost the hyperscale hardware market to Asian competitors can now leverage pandemic induced supply chain reorganization to their advantage. In conclusion, the global datacenter market is playing a prominent role in facilitating massive shift of businesses, organizations and schools to online services and work from home models for continued operations during the pandemic. Despite witnessing increasing workload, datacenters are expected to continue providing digital infrastructure services seamlessly. Leading datacenter operators including Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft are pursuing expansion strategies. These players are expected to bolster market growth. While the outbreak is expected to delay construction and expansion projects, it is unlikely to impact these plans. The COVID-19 crisis is also expediting digital transformation as companies across different sectors are realizing the significance of digital infrastructure.

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  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens AG
  • SolarWinds Inc
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Global Market for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)

What is the estimated value of the Global Market for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)?

The Global Market for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) was estimated to be valued at $2.9 Billion in 2020.

What is the growth rate of the Global Market for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)?

The growth rate of the Global Market for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is 17.7%, with an estimated value of $9.1 Billion by 2027.

What is the forecasted size of the Global Market for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)?

The Global Market for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is estimated to be worth $9.1 Billion by 2027.
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  • No Prizes for Guessing the Importance of a Datacenter for Businesses & Why Support Infrastructure Becomes Critical
  • With Focus Shed on Harnessing Digital Transformation in the COVID-19 Era, Datacenters Storm into the Spotlight
  • Here’s Why Datacenters Are the Starting Point for Successful Digital Transformation
  • EXHIBIT 1: Over 60% of Companies in North America, Europe & Asia Expect to Witness Higher Velocity of Change in Digital Transformation During the Years 2020 through 2023: Global Digital Transformation Growth (In %)
  • How the COVID-19 Pandemic Destroyed the Global Economy
  • EXHIBIT 2: COVID-19 Leaves the World in Shambles & Industries and Markets Upended: World Economic Growth Projections (Real GDP, Annual % Change) for 2019, 2020 & 2021
  • Beyond COVID-19 Lies a New Normal With New Opportunities for Datacenters
  • Demand for Datacenters Surge as Remote Working Becomes the New Normal
  • EXHIBIT 3: Companies Make an Abrupt, Immediate & Epic Shift Towards Remote Working Mandated Due to COVID-19, Exerting Double Pressure on Datacenters: WFM Employees as a % of the Total Workforce
  • It’s Cloud Datacenters that Allow Dynamic Scaling to Accommodate X Times Increase in Remote Working
  • EXHIBIT 4: Impact Score of Trends Driving Public Cloud Engagement 2019 VS 2020
  • IP Traffic Explodes Amid the Pandemic That Has Made the Internet the Umbilical Cord to the Outside World for a Society Thrown Asunder by Fear of Contagion & Social Distancing
  • EXHIBIT 5: As the Umbilical Cord to the Outside World, The Internet Rises in Importance Amid the Pandemic: % Increase in Internet Traffic by Industry Type for 1H 2020
  • EXHIBIT 6: More than 90% of Datacenter Traffic Will be from Cloud Based Datacenters: Global Data Center IP Traffic Breakdown (in %) by Cloud and Traditional Data Centers for the Years 2017, 2019 and 2021
  • EXHIBIT 7: With Enterprises Moving to the Cloud Amid the Pandemic, Its Time for Cloud Datacenters to Upgrade Their Infrastructure to Meet Increased Demand for Public Cloud Services: Global Public Cloud Services Market (In US$ Billion)
  • Is It Any Surprise that Blade Server Demand Has Spiked by 3.1% in the Year 2020
  • EXHIBIT 8: Increasing Workloads in the Cloud & Spending on Datacenter Gear Move in Parallel: Global Market for Blade Servers (In US$ Million) for Years 2020, 2022, 2024 & 2027
  • There is No Stopping the Rise & Rise of Data Flowing Through Datacenters
  • EXHIBIT 9: As Data Reservoirs, Datacenters Have Become Information Powerhouses for Modern Day Organizations: Global Datacenter IP Traffic (In Petabytes Per Month) for Years 2017 Through 2022
  • So What’s Driving Growth in Global IP Traffic. These Interesting Statistical Facts Provide the Answer
  • EXHIBIT 10: Growing Internet Footprint, the Starting Point for all IP Data Creation: Global Number of Internet Users (In Billion) for Years 2018, 2020, 2022, 2024
  • EXHIBIT 11: Mobile Network Connection Speeds Increase & Push Up Potential for Increased Data Consumption & Traffic: Global Mobile Connection Speeds (In Mbps) for Years 2018, 2020, 2022 & 2024
  • EXHIBIT 12: Bandwidth Continues to Explode Even in a Simple Smart Home: Application Requirements of Smart Home/Consumer Apps (In Mbps) by 2023
  • EXHIBIT 13: Growth in Public Wi-Fi Hotpots Means Any Anytime, Anywhere Data Consumption: Global Number of Public Wi-Fi Hotspots (In Million) for Years 2018 Through 2023
  • EXHIBIT 14: M2M & IoT is Bathed With Big Data: Global M2M/IoT Connections (In Billion) for Years 2019, 2021, 2023
  • EXHIBIT 15: Who is Generating the Biggest Data Volume in the IoT Ecosystem? % Share of IoT Connections by Vertical for the Year 2020
  • Are Datacenters Prepared for this Onslaught of Data Flood? Here’s How Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Can Help
  • Recent Market Activity
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  • Why Datacenters are Becoming Increasingly Complex & How Do We Manage Datacenter Complexity?
  • DCIM Evolves From Facilities Management to a Unified IT Management Tool
  • Software-Defined Data Centers Emerge as the Future of Datacenter in this Age of Cloud Computing
  • EXHIBIT 16: Software Defined Datacenters Emerge to Meet Agility, Elasticity & Scalability Demands of Modern Computing, Promising Robust Opportunities for Software Defined Compute, Storage & Networking: Global Market for SSDs (In US$ Billion) for Years 2021, 2023 and 2025
  • Need for Top of Class Data Center Power Solutions Accelerates Market Expansion
  • Soaring Investments on Data Center Cooling Systems Drive Overall Market Momentum
  • EXHIBIT 17: World Data Center Cooling Market Revenues Breakdown (in %) by Structure for 2020
  • Focus on Energy Efficient Data Center Operations Throws the Spotlight on Cooling Innovations
  • A Deep Dive Into Big Data & Its Impact on Datacenters
  • EXHIBIT 18: Big Data Explosion Exerts Pressure on Datacenters to Update & Upgrade Storage and Computing Hardware & Software to Meet the Big Data Challenge: Global Volume of Big Data in Datacenter Storage (In Exabytes) for Years 2016, 2018, 2020 & 2022
  • Hyperscale Data Centers Emerge In Response to the Big Data Challenge
  • EXHIBIT 19: Number of Hyperscale Data Centers Worldwide (in Units) for the Period 2015-2021
  • Rising Incidence of Data Breaches Drives the Focus on Datacenter Security
  • EXHIBIT 20: With the Emergence of Data as the New Asset Class, Datacenters Become Targets for Hackers: Global Number of DDoS Attacks (In Million) for Years 2018 Through 2023
  • Here’s How 5G Will Affect the Structure of Data Centers
  • EXHIBIT 21: With the Promise to Transform the Mobility Experience, 5G is the Road to the Future of Mobile Computing: 5G’s Contribution to Global GDP (In US$ Trillion) for Years 2020, 2025 & 2030
  • With the IoT Ecosystem Exploding, Now is the Time for Datacenters to be IoT Ready
  • EXHIBIT 22: Rise in Connected Devices & IoT Triggered Surge in Datacenter IP Traffic & Ensuing Changes in Infrastructure Needs Open New Growth Avenues for DCIM: Global IoT Generated Datacenter IP Traffic (In Zettabytes) for Years 2015, 2018, 2020 & 2022
  • Automated Data Centers Gain Interest Amid the Pandemic, Opening Up Opportunities for Artificial Intelligence to Transform Datacenters Into Self-Driven Data Centers
  • Here’s How DCIM Can Make a Datacenter Green & This is Brings the Promise of Additional Opportunity in the Post COVID-19 Period When Focus on the Environment Will Be Bigger
  • Here’s Why the Environment & Sustainability Will be Top Priorities After the Pandemic
  • EXHIBIT 23: Weathering the Economic Storm Does Not Mean Disregarding the Environment! Now is the Time for a World Which Prioritized Defense Over Health & Environment to Wake Up: Global Defense, Health & Energy R&D as a % of GDP
  • How DCIM Can Address the Carbon Challenge



  • Total Companies Profiled: 221
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