According to a recent IMS Research study, "The World Market for Data Center Cooling – 2012 Edition," revenues from rack-level cooling solutions are predicted to grow 12% from 2011 to 2016. This will account for revenue of over half a billion USD in 2016.
Data centers require refrigerant based cooling like OptiCool to handle the heat load from the newest and most advanced IT equipment. The increasing computing capacity and density of these new servers has created the need to cool "hot-spots" in the data center more efficiently.
IMS Research analyst Andrés Gallardo has said "Unlike in the early years of data centers, when the only objective was to maintain general room temperature inside the data center, efficiency has become a major concern for data center operators because of the increasing cost of operating the cooling equipment. Further, this equipment has also become more crucial to a company’s operation; and technology has enabled facilities with increasing densities. For these reasons, the growth of rack-level solutions continues to outpace that of room-cooling products as these products offer efficient cooling for high-density loads." This IMS research validates the need and reasons behind choosing OptiCool as your data center cooling solution.