FRAMINGHAM, USA: The worldwide datacenter infrastructure market for power distribution units (PDUs), uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), cooling, and racks made a significant rebound in the second quarter of 2010 (2Q10) with revenues and shipments expanding 6.9 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively, over the first quarter of 2010.
According to the latest Worldwide Quarterly Datacenter Infrastructure QView from International Data Corp. (IDC), datacenter infrastructure revenues fought back losses and were down just 1.8 percent, while shipments were up 2.6 percent year over year.
From the vendor perspective, Emerson Network Power and Liebert led the datacenter cooling market, combining for 47.9 percent of revenues in 2Q10. Despite losing 3.3 percent of its revenue share quarter over quarter, APC by Schneider Electric remained the leader in the datacenter power distribution units (PDU) market in 2Q10 with 29.1 percent of the market.
In the datacenter rack market, HP outpaced its nearest competitor, Emerson, with 22.5 percent of revenues. In the datacenter uninterruptible power supply (UPS) market, Eaton's share was up 0.8 percent quarter over quarter, and the company led the market with 30.2 percent of revenue.
"The rebound of the datacenter infrastructure market in the second quarter reflects the overall IT recovery from the Great Recession. More new datacenters are being built while old datacenters are being retrofitted with new, more efficient datacenter infrastructure," said Katherine Broderick, senior research analyst, IDC's Enterprise Servers and Datacenter Trends.
"IDC attributes much of this datacenter growth to wholesale datacenter providers and hosters."