Report highlights growth in South American modular data centre market

A study from Business Wire has provided an in-depth analysis of the South America modular data centre market, along with current trends and future estimations that provide clarity for imminent investment pockets. 

Rapidly deployable data centre modules, or modular data centres, are portable data centres that help to deploy data processing capacity. They offer scalable data centre capacity along with a range of cooling and power options. 

According to the report, the target customer for modular data centres is overcrowded data centre owners, as well as those in necessity of huge mobile computing power, such as the military, Web 2.0 providers, physics labs, government, financial institutions, emergency relief organisations, and disaster recovery providers. They offer several benefits, such as high efficiency to its users, and an increase in per rack densities, encapsulating the IT environment by saving rack space. 

An increase in demand for rapidly deployable and scalable data centres is driving growth in the South America modular data centre market. In addition, various factors such as an upsurge in adoption of cloud services by small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), rise in demand for green data centres, and surge in demand for energy-efficient data centres notably contribute toward the growth of the market. 

Moreover, the rise in investments to develop advanced data centres during the COVID-19 pandemic has considerably propelled the growth of the market. However, challenges associated with transportation of the modular data centre, and vendor lock-in, hamper growth of the market. On the contrary, a surge in demand for modular data centres by colocation providers, and the emergence of fourth-generation data centres, is expected to offer potential growth opportunities for the market in the near future. 

The report also shows that the modular data centre market is segmented on the basis of component, enterprise size, and industry vertical. By component, the market is categorised into solutions and services. By enterprise size, it is classified into small, medium and large enterprises. By industry vertical, it is segregated into BFSI, IT and telecom, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, energy, media and entertainment, government, and others. Country-wise, it is analysed across Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, and the rest of South America. 

The key players operating in the South America modular data centre market include CenturyLink, Dell Inc., Equinix, Inc., Flexenclosure AB, Gemelo, IBM Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Cisco Systems, Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, and Vertive Group Corporation. 

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