Worldwide Datacenter Infrastructure Market Gains Ground in Second Quarter as Revenue Growth Approaches 7%, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, MA – November 15, 2010 – 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% and 3.6%, respectively, over the first quarter of 2010. According to the latest Worldwide Quarterly Datacenter Infrastructure QView from International Data Corporation (IDC), datacenter infrastructure revenues fought back losses and were down just 1.8% while shipments were up 2.6% year over year.

From the vendor perspective, Emerson Network Power and Liebert led the datacenter cooling market, combining for 47.9% of revenues in 2Q10. Despite losing 3.3% 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% of the market. In the datacenter rack market, HP outpaced its nearest competitor, Emerson, with 22.5% of revenues. In the datacenter uninterruptible power supply (UPS) market, Eaton's share was up 0.8% quarter over quarter, and the company led the market with 30.2% 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."

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Datacenter Infrastructure QView provides a quantitative view of spending on datacenter infrastructure based on datacenter size. The QView provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas and segmentations: power distribution units (PDUs), uninterruptible power supply (UPS), datacenter cooling equipment, racks and cabinets, vendor, and datacenter type. The markets are measured in shipments and end-user revenue.

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