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Micro Data Center Market - By Component (Solutions, Service), By Application (BFSI, Colocation, Energy, Government, Healthcare, Industrial, IT & Telecom, Others) & Forecast 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI2762
  • Published Date: Sep 2023
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Micro Data Center Market Size

Micro Data Center Market size was valued at USD 4.4 billion in 2022 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 29% between 2023 and 2032. The growing demand for edge data centers is significantly driving the industry expansion.

Micro Data Center Market

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Edge computing involves the processing of data closer to the source of data generation, reducing latency and improving real-time decision-making. As businesses increasingly rely on applications and services that require low-latency responses, the need for edge micro data centers is growing. For instance, in October 2022, Vertiv launched Vertiv SmartCabinet 2M, a self-contained micro data center for edge computing applications. The product is primarily developed to meet the demand of warehousing, education, government, and retail customers seeking compact & environment-friendly micro data centers.

The deployment and commercialization of 5G network connectivity are driving the growth of the micro data center market. 5G technology demands low-latency & high-speed data processing, making micro data centers essential for edge computing. These compact data centers facilitate quicker data processing and reduce network congestion, enhancing the efficiency of 5G networks. As a result, businesses are increasingly adopting micro data centers to support their 5G infrastructure, creating significant growth opportunities for the micro data center industry growth.

Efficient power and cooling in confined spaces can hinder the micro data center market growth. These compact data centers require advanced cooling and power management solutions to prevent overheating and ensure optimal performance. Inadequate cooling and power infrastructure may lead to equipment failures and reduced efficiency, deterring product adoption. As the demand for micro data centers rises, addressing these challenges becomes crucial to sustain market growth and provide reliable edge computing solutions.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the micro data center market initially, as it disrupted supply chains, delayed deployments, and caused uncertainties in project timelines. Many businesses postponed or scaled down their IT infrastructure investments due to economic uncertainties. However, the pandemic also highlighted the importance of edge computing for remote work, healthcare, and e-commerce. This may drive long-term growth in the market as businesses seek resilient & distributed computing solutions.

Micro Data Center Market Trends

The rising demand for low-latency data processing and real-time data analysis has spurred the deployment of micro data centers in various edge locations. These compact data centers are strategically positioned in remote offices, factories, retail stores, and Internet of Things (IoT)) deployments to bring computing resources closer to the data source. The localization enhances response times, reduces data transfer bottlenecks, and enables businesses to extract valuable insights swiftly. This makes micro data centers indispensable components of the evolving data infrastructure landscape.

Micro Data Center Market Analysis

Micro Data Center Market Size, By Component, 2021 – 2032, (USD Billion)

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Based on component, the micro data center market is categorized into solutions and service. The solutions segment held a market share of around 32% in 2022 and is expected to reach approximately 37% by 2032. The introduction of innovative UPS series is propelling power solutions in the market. The UPS systems offer enhanced efficiency, scalability, and adaptability, catering to the specific needs of micro data centers. For instance, in June 2021, Eaton, a leading global power management company, unveiled two new products in its micro data center and 9PX UPS series: the iCube 2.0 and the 9PX lithium-ion UPS. These offerings were specifically designed to cater to the distinctive requirements and challenges faced by Asian organizations seeking to ensure the long-term viability of their data center infrastructure. As businesses increasingly adopt edge computing, such UPS innovations play a pivotal role in sustaining the micro data center industry trends.

Micro Data Center Market Share, By End User, 2022

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Based on application, the micro data center market is divided into BFSI, colocation, energy, government, healthcare, industrial, IT & telecom, and others. The IT & telecom segment held a dominant market share in 2022. The increasing penetration of smartphones and internet connectivity are encouraging telecom operators to invest heavily and install modern solutions to improve their services. China and India are the major economies with high internet penetration and a strong presence of telecom operators. Data center establishments in China are growing rapidly due to the increased data storage requirements and large internet user base. Telecom operators are shifting toward micro facilities for edge computing applications to reduce network congestion and latency. With the rapid deployment of 5G network infrastructure, telecom companies are focused on improving their network quality and reliability.

U.S. Micro Data Center Market Size, 2021 -2032, (USD Billion)

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North America dominated the global micro data center market with a major share of around 37% in 2022. Telecommunications companies in the U.S. are deploying micro data centers to support their 5G infrastructure. These small data centers are strategically placed at cell towers or network aggregation points to reduce latency and improve network performance. The advancements in telecommunications in the U.S. closely align with the European Union's overall progress. In 2021, under the country code +1, there were a total of 459.48 million connections. Among these connections, 361.66 million were mobile phones, translating to an average of 1.1 mobile phones per individual. This factor will enhance the installation of network towers, which use micro data centers for operations.

Micro Data Center Market Share

The major players operating in the micro data center market include:

  • Vertiv Co
  •  Schneider Electric SE
  •  IBM Corporation
  •  Dell Inc
  •  Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd
  •  Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
  •  Eaton Corporation.

Micro Data Center Industry News

  • In June 2023, Dell Inc. incorporated liquid cooling technology into its Dell Micro 815 data center. The company claims that its liquid cooling technology reduces energy consumption by 40-50%.
  • In May 2023, Supermicro, Inc., a comprehensive IT solution provider for cloud, AI/ML, storage, and 5G/edge applications, further enhanced its data center portfolio by introducing liquid-cooled NVIDIA HGX H100 rack-scale solutions. By enhancing energy efficiency and lowering the cooling costs, the company makes micro data centers more ideal for organizations aiming to reduce their environmental footprint and operational expenditures.

The micro data center market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD billion) from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Component

  • Solutions
  • Power
  • Networking
  • Cooling
  • Rack & Enclosure
    • Upto 24U
    • 24U to 40U
    • Above 40U
  • DCIM 
  • Service

By Application

  • BFSI
  • Colocation
  • Energy
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • IT & Telecom
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Poland
    • Benelux
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Singapore
    • South Korea 
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Colombia
    • Chile
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for micro data center was USD 4.4 billion in 2022 and will register over 29% CAGR from 2023-2032 due to the growing demand for edge data centers worldwide.

The solutions component segment is expected to hold 37% share of the micro data center industry by 2032, given the introduction of the innovative UPS series, propelling power solutions in the micro data centers.

North America accounted for 37% share of the micro data center industry in 2022 and is expected to witness appreciable growth from 2023-2032 owing to their surging demand for supporting 5G infrastructure among telecommunications companies in the region.

Vertiv Co., Schneider Electric SE, IBM Corporation, Dell Inc., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, and Eaton Corporation., are some of the major micro data center companies worldwide.

Micro Data Center Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 22
  • Tables & Figures: 64
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  • Pages: 230
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