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Omdia research predicts data center cooling market to reach $16.87 billion in 2028

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Omdia research predicts data center cooling market to reach $16.87 billion in 2028
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Omdia research predicts data center cooling market to reach $16.87 billion in 2028

2024-06-18 20:02 Last Updated At:20:25

LONDON, June 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- In a groundbreaking development, the data center thermal management market has surged to a staggering $7.67bn, outpacing previous forecasts according to new research from Omdia. This unprecedented growth is poised to continue with a robust CAGR of 18.4% until 2028. This surge will largely be fueled by AI-driven demands and innovations in high-density infrastructure marking a pivotal moment for the industry.

As AI computing becomes ubiquitous, the demand for liquid cooling has surged dramatically. Key trends include the rapid adoption of Rear Door Heat Exchangers (RDHx) combined with 1-P direct-to-chip cooling, achieving an impressive 65% year-over-year growth, frequently integrating heat reuse applications. This period also sees a strategic blend of air and liquid cooling technologies, creating a balanced and efficient thermal management.

Omdia's Principal Analyst, Shen Wang: "In 2023, the global data center cooling market experienced increased consolidation, Top5 and Top10 concentration ratios rising by 5% from the previous year. Omdia expanded vendor coverage in its report to include 49 companies, up from 40, adding Chinese OEMs and direct liquid cooling component suppliers. Vertiv, Johnson Controls, and Stulz retained their top three positions, with Vertiv notably gained 6% market share, due to strong North American demand and cloud partnerships."

Market growth for data center cooling was primarily constrained by production capacity, particularly for components like Cooling Distribution Units (CDUs), rather than a lack of demand. Numerous supply chain players struggled to satisfy the soaring market needs, causing component shortages. However, improvements forecasted for 2024 are expected to alleviate this issue, unlocking orders delayed from the previous year due to supply chain bottlenecks. During this time, liquid cooling adoption witnessed robust growth, particularly in North America and China, with new vendors entering the scene and tracked companies exhibiting significant expansion. In this near $1bn market of liquid cooling, direct-to-chip vendor CoolIT remain the top leader in liquid cooling market, followed by immersion cooling leader Sugon and server vendor Lenovo.

The data center thermal management is advancing due to AI's growing influence and sustainability requirements. Despite strong growth prospects, the industry faces challenges with supply chain constraints in liquid cooling and embracing sustainable practices. Moving forward, the integration of AI-optimized cooling systems, strategic vendor partnerships, and a continued push for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions will shape the industry's evolution. Successfully addressing these challenges will ensure growth and establish thermal management as a cornerstone of sustainable and efficient data center operations, aligning technology with environmental stewardship.

"Data center cooling is projected to be a $16.8bn market by 2028, fueled by digitalization, high power capacity demand, and a shift towards eco-friendly infrastructure, with liquid cooling emerging as the biggest technology in the sector," concludes Wang.

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Omdia research predicts data center cooling market to reach $16.87 billion in 2028

Omdia research predicts data center cooling market to reach $16.87 billion in 2028

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Infoblox Inc., a leader in cloud networking and security services, today announced a significant breakthrough in cybercrime investigation with the unmasking of a threat actor that the company has named "Vigorish Viper." Vigorish Viper is a Chinese organized crime syndicate that utilizes a sophisticated technology suite to take advantage of the global $1.7 trillion illegal sports gambling economy, with links to money laundering and human trafficking operations across Asia. This Infoblox discovery marks a significant milestone in the ongoing battle against global cybercrime using DNS intelligence.

"Vigorish Viper represents one of the most sophisticated and important threats to digital security that we have discovered to date," said Dr. Renée Burton, Vice President, Infoblox Threat Intel. "Infoblox Threat Intel used cutting-edge DNS research to discover the technologies underpinning the syndicate. Vigorish Viper created a complex infrastructure with multiple layers of traffic distribution systems (TDSs) using DNS CNAME records and JavaScript, which makes it incredibly difficult to detect. These systems are complemented by their own encrypted communications and custom-developed applications, making their activities not only elusive but also remarkably resilient."

Vigorish Viper is a name derived from the gambling world's exorbitant fees levied on unlucky bettors. The term vigorish, or vig for short, is used by organized crime syndicates to refer to these fees. Viper refers to the complex combination of TDSs and convoluted brand relationships that the actor employs to route users to content. Vigorish Viper leverages sponsorship of popular European sports teams to advertise for their illegal gambling sites, which primarily target Greater China.

Dr. Renée Burton added, "This work is particularly important because it connects the physical crimes of human trafficking, money laundering, and fraud, to online crime in a way that hasn't been done before. We can now see that organized crime is executing a cunning strategy that uses unwitting European clubs to fuel their criminal cycle."

The research report from Infoblox details the discovery of Vigorish Viper, how it operates from a technical perspective, its ties to organized crime, and its role in the European football sponsorship scandals. Key findings include:

"DNS analytics led to the discovery of Vigorish Viper and constitutes the best mechanism for tracking the actor's infrastructure. Stopping Vigorish Viper is also most effective via DNS because the actor changes rapidly," added Burton.

Adding to the gravity of the situation, despite gambling being almost completely illegal in Greater China, it is estimated that citizens in the region bet nearly US$850 billion annually. This staggering figure underscores the scale and complexity of Vigorish Viper's operations, with significant implications for global cybercrime.

Details on this threat actor can be found in Infoblox Threat Intel's latest research report here.

"Infoblox remains committed to providing actionable intelligence to expose threat actors leveraging DNS for their operations," Burton emphasized. "Our ongoing tracking and exposure of threat actors demonstrates the critical role DNS plays in combating sophisticated cyber threats, and underscores the industry's need for continued innovation in DNS and cybersecurity technologies."

Under the leadership of Dr. Renée Burton, Infoblox Threat Intel has become a proud originator of DNS-based threat intelligence. Infoblox Threat Intel's researchers use a unique approach that combines a profound understanding of DNS data, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and reverse engineering. This potent mix of skills and expertise enables Infoblox Threat Intel to generate robust threat intelligence, fortifying Infoblox's Threat Defense solutions. Learn more about Infoblox Threat Intel and explore how its research is shaping the future of cybersecurity by visiting https://www.infoblox.com/threat-intel/.

About Infoblox
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Infoblox Exposes: Chinese Cybercrime Syndicate Linking European Football Sponsors, Human Trafficking and a Trillion-Dollar Illegal Gambling Economy

Infoblox Exposes: Chinese Cybercrime Syndicate Linking European Football Sponsors, Human Trafficking and a Trillion-Dollar Illegal Gambling Economy

Infoblox Exposes: Chinese Cybercrime Syndicate Linking European Football Sponsors, Human Trafficking and a Trillion-Dollar Illegal Gambling Economy

Infoblox Exposes: Chinese Cybercrime Syndicate Linking European Football Sponsors, Human Trafficking and a Trillion-Dollar Illegal Gambling Economy

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