Data centres use a lot of energy and therefore require a lot of power to keep them running. We’re taking a look at the top 10 global power supply and management companies, in no particular order.
Founded in 1987, Huawei is committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world. They are a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices with integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services. At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs and they invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward.
Founded in 1909, MTU Solutions GmbH is the core business of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, a division of Rolls-Royce plc. They provide world-class power solutions and complete lifecycle support and strive to develop drive and power generation solutions that are clean and smart, providing answers to the challenges posed by the rapidly growing societal demands for energy and mobility. MTU delivers and services comprehensive, powerful and reliable systems, based on both gas and diesel engines, as well as electrified hybrid systems.
Founded in 1925, Caterpillar helps their customers build a better world, make sustainable progress possible and drive positive change on every continent. They do business on every continent and principally operate through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries, and Energy & Transportation.
Founded in 1847, Siemens is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, mobility, and healthcare. They create technologies for more resource-efficient factories and resilient supply chains as well as smarter buildings and grids, cleaner, more comfortable transportation and advanced healthcare. As of September 30th 2020, the Siemens Group generated a revenue of €57.1 billion and a net income of €4.2 billion.
ABB is a leading global technology company that energises the transformation of society and industry in order to achieve a more productive and sustainable future. They connect software to their electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, to push the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. As pioneers in electricity and automation, ABB helps to address the world’s energy challenges and their solutions make homes, offices, factories and transport more energy efficient, safer, and more affordable.
Founded in 2016, Vertiv brings together hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services to ensure their customers’ applications run continuously, perform optimally and grow with their business needs. They work towards helping to solve the most important challenges facing today’s data centres, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities. Their portfolio of power, cooling and IT infrastructure solutions and services extend from the cloud to the edge of the network.
Founded in 1860, Legrand has a comprehensive offering of solutions for commercial, industrial and residential markets. The Group harnesses technological and societal trends with lasting impacts on buildings with the purpose of improving life by transforming the spaces where people live, work and meet. They do this through electrical and digital infrastructures and connected solutions that are simple, innovative and sustainable.
Founded in 1911, Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. They provide sustainable solutions that help their customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Industries such as healthcare, electrical, data centre and transportation depend on Eaton to solve some of the toughest power management challenges on the planet.
Founded in 1838, Schneider Electric’s purpose is to ‘empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all’. They drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services. This enables integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centres, infrastructure and industries.
Founded in 1873, Kohler builds powerful engines and generators, manufactures smart kitchen and bath products, and hosts world-class hospitality experiences. They believe that better business means a better world and therefore they’re driving change in communities world wide, such as clean drinking water for victims of natural disasters.