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KENYA DATA CENTER MARKET SIZE WILL WITNESS INVESTMENTS OF USD 342 MILLION BY 2026, GROWING AT A CAGR OF 12.36% DURING 2021-2026

The Kenya Data Center Market Research Report Includes Size in Terms of Investment, Area, Power Capacity, and Colocation Revenues. Get Insights on 9 Existing Data Centers and 2 Upcoming Facilities Spread across Nairobi and Other Cities

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92 Pages

12 Tables

21 Charts

1 Regions

1 Countries

39 Companies

7 Market Segment

KENYA DATA CENTER MARKET REPORT SCOPE

Report Attribute Details
MARKET SIZE (INVESTMENT) USD 342 MILLION (2026)
MARKET SIZE (AREA) 120 THOUSAND SQ.FT (2026)
MARKET SIZE (POWER CAPACITY) 20 MW (2026)
COLOCATION MARKET SIZE (REVENUE) USD 80 MILLION (2026)
CAGR (INVESTMENTS) 12.36% (2021-2026)
Base Year 2020
Forecast Year 2021-2026

KENYA DATA CENTER MARKET INSIGHTS

  • Kenya is witnessing the growing adoption of digital services such as cloud, big data, and IoT driving the demand for data centers in the region. 
  • Most facilities in Kenya are based in Nairobi. In the coming years, the market is also expected to witness data center investments in other cities, with Mombasa becoming a popular hub. 
  • In Kenya, on-premise data centers are aiding digitalization. The forecast period will witness enterprises shifting to cloud and colocation data centers.
  • In 2020, retail colocation contributed to the majority of the revenue. The contribution from wholesale colocation is expected to rise with the entry of hyperscale operators in the coming years.
  • In terms of server infrastructure, the demand for ODM servers among the large service operators is increasing the growth of the Kenya data center. 
  • Colocation service providers witnessed a strong uptake for their data center spaces by existing customers owing to the growth of COVID-19-induced demand.
  • The country has the presence of several local facility operators. Global operators are entering the space by acquiring local operators or via partnerships.
  • Investments in submarine cables in the market have increased over the past few years. The major investors include telecommunication providers and hyperscale operators working to create strong fiber connectivity and connections across the country. 

Kenya Data Center Existing and Upcoming Facilities

COMPARISON BETWEEN EXISTING AND UPCOMING FACILITIES

WHY SHOULD YOU BUY THIS RESEARCH?

  • Market size available in the investment, area, power capacity, and colocation revenue.
  • An assessment of the investment in Kenya by colocation, hyperscale, and enterprise operators.
  • Data center investments in terms of area (square feet) and power capacity (MW) across cities in the country.
  • A detailed study of the existing market landscape, an in-depth industry analysis, and insightful predictions about the Kenya data center market size during the forecast period.
  • Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party facilities in Kenya
    • Facilities Covered (Existing): 9
    • Facilities Identified (Upcoming): 2
    • Coverage: 2+ Cities
    • Existing vs. Upcoming (Data Center Area)
    • Existing vs. Upcoming (IT Load Capacity)
  • Datacenter colocation market in Kenya
    • Market Revenue & Forecast (2020-2026)
    • Retail Colocation Pricing
  • Classification of the Kenya data center market investments into multiple segments and sub-segments (IT, power, cooling, and general construction services) with sizing and forecast.
  • A comprehensive analysis of the latest trends, growth rate, potential opportunities, and growth restraints, and prospects for the industry.
  • Business overview and product offerings of prominent IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors, support infrastructure providers, and investors operating in the industry.
  • A transparent research methodology and the analysis of the demand and supply aspect of the market.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REPORT

  • Data center developments in Kenya are rising in recent years and increasing the need for physical security in the IT environment.
  • In Kenya, there are four facilities certified by Uptime Institute as Tier III standard facilities.
  • Nairobi is home to around six existing facilities which are under operation, and in future years there are around four upcoming data center facilities invested by IXAfrica Data Centre, Wingu, and Teraco Data Environments.
  • In 2020, Huawei was involved in developing the Konza smart city and data center phase 1 and phase 2 with around USD 30 million investment.
  • In 2020, Amazon Web Services partnered with the Kenya’s Safaricom in East Africa, to facilitate the cloud computing services which provides easy access to technologies such as big data, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Kenya Data Center Market by White Floor Area

DATA CENTER MARKET BY WHITE FLOOR AREA

KENYA DATA CENTER MARKET VENDOR LANDSCAPE

icolo.io (Digital Realty), IXAfrica, PAIX, Teraco Data Environments, and Wingu are some of the key investors in the Kenya data center. Huawei Technologies is among the leading vendors in the modular data center space with multiple efficient and reliable deployments. All the vendors have taken precautionary measures to reduce disruptions in their supply chain operations. The most commonly adopted servers in the industry include rack and blade servers from Cisco Systems, HPE, Dell Technologies, IBM, and Lenovo.

REPORT COVERAGE:

This report analyzes the Kenya data center market share and elaborative analysis of the existing and upcoming facilities, datacenter investments in terms of IT, electrical, mechanical infrastructure, general construction, tier standards, and geography. It discusses market sizing and investment estimation for different segments. The segmentation includes:

EXISTING VS. UPCOMING DATA CENTERS

  • Existing Facilities in the region (Area and Power Capacity)
    • Nairobi (No. of Data Centers: 6)
    • Other Cities (No. of Data Centers: 3)
  • List of Upcoming Facilities in the region (Area and Power Capacity)

KENYA DATA CENTER INVESTMENT COVERAGE

  • Infrastructure Type
    • IT Infrastructure
    • Electrical Infrastructure
    • Mechanical Infrastructure
    • General Construction
  • IT Infrastructure
    • Server
    • Storage Systems
    • Network Infrastructure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
    • UPS Systems
    • Generators
    • Transfer Switches and Switchgears
    • PDUs
    • Other Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
    • Cooling Systems
    • Rack Cabinets
    • Other Mechanical Infrastructure
  • Cooling Systems
    • CRAC & CRAH Units
    • Chillers
    • Cooling Towers, Condensers, and Dry Coolers
    • Economizers & Evaporative Coolers
    • Other Cooling Units
  • General Construction
    • Building Development
    • Installation and Commissioning Services
    • Building & Engineering Design
    • Physical Security
    • DCIM
  • Tier Segments
    • Tier I & Tier II
    • Tier III
    • Tier IV
  • Geography
    • Nairobi
    • Other Cities

VENDOR LANDSCAPE

IT Infrastructure Providers - Arista Networks, Atos, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei Technologies, IBM, Lenovo, and NetApp

Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors - Chess Enterprises, Copy Cat Group, Eastra Solutions, Egypro, Future-tech, Gruppo ICM, HubTech, Kinetic Controls, Norkun Intakes, Remax Consult, Tetra Tech, and Westwood Management.

Support Infrastructure Providers – ABB, Carrier, Caterpillar, Cummins, Delta Electronics, Eaton, Fuji Electric, Legrand, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, Rittal, Schneider Electric, Siemens, STULZ, and Vertiv

Key Investors - icolo.io (Digital Realty), IXAfrica Data Centre, PAIX Data Centres, Teraco Data Environments, and Wingu

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Datacenter Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Datacenter Construction Contractors
  • Datacenter Infrastructure Providers
  • New Entrants
  • Consultants/Consultancies/Advisory Firms
  • Corporate and Governments Agencies

Frequently Asked Questions

Kenya data center market will grow at a CAGR of 12.36% during the forecast year.
Kenya is witnessing growing investment opportunities on digital services such as cloud, big data, and IoT that are driving the demand for data center facilities in the region.
Adoption of cloud, 5G connectivity services, and procurement for renewable energy are the latest market trends.
9 Existing and 6 Upcoming Facilities in the Kenya data center market.
icolo.io (Digital Realty), IXAfrica Data Centre, PAIX Data Centres, Teraco Data Environments, and Wingu are the key participants in the data center market in Kenya.
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The data center market in Kenya includes around six unique third-party data center service providers operating around nine facilities. Kenya is one of Africa's primary data center hubs and is considered the gateway to the East African region. Nairobi, the capital city, is a favorable location for data center development. In Kenya, Unaitas Sacco, a financial firm, selected Eastra Solutions for installation and commissioning services to Unaitas Data Center. Atos is investing in the development of a new data center facility in Kenya with around USD 260 million investment at the Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC) in Butere, Kakamega County.

Base Year: 2020

Forecast Year: 2021-2026

The report considers the present scenario of the Kenya data center market and its market dynamics for the forecast period 2021−2026. It covers a detailed overview of several growth enablers, restraints, and trends in the market. The study includes the demand and supply aspects of the market.

The report segments data center investment by the following areas:

Market Segmentation by Infrastructure Type

  • IT Infrastructure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
  • General Construction

Market Segmentation by IT Infrastructure

  • Server
  • Storage Systems
  • Network Infrastructure

Market Segmentation by Electrical Infrastructure

  • UPS Systems
  • Generators
  • Transfer Switches and Switchgears
  • PDUs
  • Other Electrical Infrastructure

Market Segmentation by Mechanical Infrastructure

  • Cooling Systems
  • Rack Cabinets
  • Other Mechanical Infrastructure

Market Segmentation by Cooling Systems

  • CRAC & CRAH Units
  • Chillers
  • Cooling Towers, Condensers, and Dry Coolers
  • Economizers & Evaporative Coolers
  • Other Cooling Units

Market Segmentation by General Construction

  • Building Development
  • Installation and Commissioning Services
  • Building & Engineering Design
  • Physical Security
  • DCIM

Market Segmentation by Tier Segments

  • Tier I & Tier II
  • Tier III
  • Tier IV

Market Segmentation by Geography

  • Nairobi
  • Other Cities

IT Infrastructure Providers

  • Arista Networks
  • Atos
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • Huawei Technologies
  • IBM
  • Lenovo
  • NetApp

Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors

  • Chess Enterprises
  • Copy Cat Group
  • Eastra Solutions
  • Egypro
  • Future-tech
  • Gruppo ICM
  • HubTech
  • Kinetic Controls
  • Norkun Intakes
  • Remax Consult
  • Tetra Tech
  • Westwood Management

Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Carrier
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Delta Electronics
  • Eaton
  • Fuji Electric
  • Legrand
  • Rolls-Royce Power Systems
  • Rittal
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
  • STULZ
  • Vertiv

Key Investors

  • icolo.io (Digital Realty)
  • IXAfrica Data Centre
  • PAIX Data Centres
  • Teraco Data Environments
  • Wingu

Chapter 1: Existing & Upcoming Third-Party Data Centers In Kenya

  • 9 Unique Data Center Properties
  • Data Center IT Load Capacity
  • Data Center White Floor Area Space
  • Existing Vs Upcoming Data Center Capacity by Cities
  • Cities Covered
    • Nairobi
    • Other Cities

Chapter 2: Investment Opportunities In Kenya

  • Data Center Investments
  • Investment by Area
  • Investment by Power Capacity

Chapter 3: Data Center Colocation Market In Kenya

  • Colocation Services Market in Kenya
  • Retail Colocation
  • Colocation Pricing (Quarter Rack, Half Rack, Full Rack) & Add-ons

Chapter 4: Market Dynamics

  • Market Drivers
  • Market Trends
  • Market Restraints

Chapter 5: Market Segmentation

  • IT Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
  • Electrical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
  • Mechanical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
  • General Construction Services: Market Size & Forecast

Chapter 6: Tier Standard Investment

  • Tier I & II
  • Tier III
  • Tier IV

Chapter 7: Geographic Segmentation

  • Nairobi
  • Other Cities

Chapter 8: Key Market Participants

  • IT Infrastructure Providers
  • Construction Contractors
  • Support Infrastructure Providers
  • Data Center Investors

Chapter 9: Appendix

  • Market Derivation
  • Quantitative Summary 

LIST OF EXHIBITS

Exhibit 1             Third-Party Data Centers Snapshot

Exhibit 2             Third-Party Data Center Snapshot by Locations

Exhibit 3             Area Developed by Cities (thousand square feet)

Exhibit 4             Power Capacity by Cities (MW)

Exhibit 5             Data Center Market Size & Forecast by Investment ($ Million)

Exhibit 6             Data Center Market Size & Forecast by Area 2020−2026 (Thousand Square Feet)

Exhibit 7             Market Size & Forecast by Power Capacity 2020−2026 (MW)

Exhibit 8             Data Center Colocation Service Revenue: Market Size & Forecast by 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 9             Retail Colocation Pricing 2020

Exhibit 10           Market Size & Forecast by IT Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 11           Market Size & Forecast by Electrical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 12           Market Size & Forecast by Mechanical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 13           Market Size & Forecast by Cooling Systems 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 14           Market Size & Forecast by General Construction 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 15           Market Size & Forecast by Tier Standards 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 16           Market Size & Forecast in Nairobi by Investment 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 17           Market Size & Forecast in Nairobi by Area 2020−2026 (Thousand Square Feet)

Exhibit 18           Market Size & Forecast in Nairobi by Power Capacity 2020−2026 (MW)

Exhibit 19           Market Size & Forecast in Other Cities by Investment 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 20           Market Size & Forecast in Other Cities by Area 2020−2026 (Thousand Square Feet)

Exhibit 21           Market Size & Forecast in Other Cities by Power Capacity 2020−2026 (MW)

 

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1               List of Upcoming Data Center Projects

Table 2               Data Center Site Selection Criteria

Table 3               Overall Market Size & Forecast 2020−2026

Table 4               Market Size & Forecast by Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 5               Market Size & Forecast by IT Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 6               Market Size & Forecast by Electrical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 7               Market Size & Forecast by Mechanical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 8               Market Size & Forecast by Cooling Systems 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 9               Market Size & Forecast by General Construction 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 10             Investment Market Size & Forecast by Tier Standards 2020−2026

Table 11             Investment Market Size & Forecast by Nairobi 2020−2026

Table 12             Investment Market Size & Forecast by Other Cities 2020−2026

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