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MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA DATA CENTER MARKET IS EXPECTED TO REACH USD 9.12 BILLION BY 2026, GROWING AT A CAGR OF 10.38% DURING 2021-2026.

Middle East & Africa Data Center Market size, Share, Trends Analysis Report by Infrastructure (IT Infrastructure, Electrical Infrastructure, Mechanical Infrastructure, and General Infrastructure), IT Infrastructure (Servers, Storage, and Network), Electrical Infrastructure (UPS Systems, Generators, Transfer Switches & Switchgear, Power Distribution Units, and Other Electrical Infrastructure), Mechanical Infrastructure (Cooling Systems, Racks, and Other Mechanical Infrastructure), Cooling System (CRAC & CRAH Units, Chiller Units, Cooling Towers, Condensers & Dry Coolers, and Other Cooling Units), Cooling Technique (Air-Based Cooling Technique and Liquid-Based Cooling Technique), General Construction (Building Development, Installation & Commissioning Services, Building Design, Physical Security, and DCIM/BMS Solutions), Tier Standard (Tier I & II, Tier III, and Tier IV), and Geography (Middle East and Africa); Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast 2021–2026

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MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA DATA CENTER MARKET REPORT SCOPE

Report Attribute Details
MARKET SIZE (INVESTMENT) USD 9.12 BILLION (2026)
MARKET SIZE (AREA) 1,490 THOUSAND SQ. FT (2026)
MARKET SIZE (POWER CAPACITY) 286 MW (2026)
CAGR 10.38% (2021-2026)
BASE YEAR 2020
FORECAST YEAR 2021-2026
MARKET SEGMENTS Infrastructure (IT Infrastructure, Electrical Infrastructure, Mechanical Infrastructure, and General Infrastructure), IT Infrastructure (Servers, Storage, and Network), Electrical Infrastructure (UPS Systems, Generators, Transfer Switches & Switchgear, Power Distribution Units, and Other Electrical Infrastructure), Mechanical Infrastructure (Cooling Systems, Racks, and Other Mechanical Infrastructure), Cooling System (CRAC & CRAH Units, Chiller Units, Cooling Towers, Condensers & Dry Coolers, and Other Cooling Units), Cooling Technique (Air-Based Cooling Technique and Liquid-Based Cooling Technique), General Construction (Building Development, Installation & Commissioning Services, Building Design, Physical Security, and DCIM/BMS Solutions), and Tier Standard (Tier I & II, Tier III, and Tier IV)
GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS Middle East and Africa
COUNTRIES COVERED UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, Other Middle Eastern Countries, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Egypt, and Other African Countries

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA DATA CENTER MARKET INSIGHTS

The Middle East & Africa data center market size was valued at USD 5.04 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 9.12 billion by 2026, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.38%. In terms of market size by area, the Middle East & Africa market was valued at 960 thousand sq. ft in 2020 and is expected to reach 1,490 thousand sq. ft by 2026.

In the Middle East & Africa, growing internet penetration, social media usage, and smart initiatives will continue to drive the market over the next few years. Africa is an emerging data center market, and it witnessed around 15 data center investments in 2020. The region is experiencing growth in internet penetration, which can be a major driver for data center investors. The growth in the adoption of IoT and big data analytics services will result in the rapid growth of data center development in the Middle East & Africa data center market. The market is evolving, and investments are expected to rise significantly with contributions from local and global data center operators. The Middle Eastern region witnessed investments from telecommunication service providers as well as global colocation operators. A major advantage in the Middle Eastern & Africa market is the low power cost. In 2020, the Middle Eastern market attracted investments from Akbank, Datamount, Equinix, Etisalat, Global Data Center, Gulf Data Hub, Khazna, Meeza, Ooredoo, and Turkcell.

SNIPPETS

  • Companies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Equinix, Group 42 are investing in hyperscale data centers in the Middle East & Africa.  
  • Data center operators are likely to invest heavily in automation, monitoring, and management solutions for real-time control over data center support infrastructure operations. 
  • There is a high growth investment in greenfield and modular data centers in the Middle East data center market. 
  • Smart city initiatives in the Middle East have increased the adoption of IoT and 5G. IoT spending is expected to reach USD 20 billion by 2023. 

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA DATA CENTER MARKET SEGMENTATION

This research report includes a detailed segmentation by:

  • Infrastructure
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
  • Cooling Technique
  • Cooling Systems
  • General Construction
  • Tier Standards
  • Geography

MARKET SEGMENTS AND SHARE

  • The deployment of data centers is growing in the Middle Eastern & Africa region. The IT infrastructure vendors are continuously innovating to improve performance.
  • Over the past few years, facilities operators have been adopting innovative and energy-efficient cooling infrastructure solutions to reduce power consumption by up to 50%.
  • Adopting organization-specific software over the cloud platform will also increase the demand for high-computing servers in the Middle East & Africa data center market. 
  • In the Middle East & Africa, there is a rise in the deployment of edge data centers; also, colocation data center operators are investing in the region.
  • The Middle East market is witnessing the construction of large facilities that will drive the market for generators in the data center environment.
  • The Middle East data center CRAC & CRAH market is expected to reach USD 88.9 million in 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.38%.
  • Telecom Italia Sparkle is equipped with high-capacity chiller cooling systems. The Middle East data center chiller market is expected to reach USD 89.7 million in 2026.
  • In the Middle East, as drinkable water is scarce, most of the data centers are adopting air-based cooling techniques to cool the data centers.

GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS

The UAE is one of the preferred data center investment locations in the Middle East, attracting investments in around four colocation data center facilities in 2020. Some telecom providers such as Etisalat and Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) also invested in the region. The rapid investment in 5G technology and its deployment led to the generation of a substantial amount of data, further increasing investments in data centers across the region. Submarine cable deployments in the UAE will boost connectivity in the country.

Saudi Arabia is also one of the preferred locations in the Middle East for colocation data center investment, with more than 20 colocation facilities. Saudi Arabia benefits from strong fiber connectivity across the Middle East and is connected to several parts of the world.

VENDOR ANALYSIS

The Middle East & Africa market is witnessing a massive increase in data usage by consumers using services offered by companies in the e-commerce, social media, and entertainment industries. Global cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, and Huawei Technologies are setting up cloud regions in Africa. Owing to the growing construction of hyperscale facilities, revenue opportunities for construction contractors are high as several data centers are spread over a hundred thousand square feet of area. In terms of security, multiple vendors are working in a specific region and global vendors with strong partnerships with existing developers. In terms of electrical infrastructure, the market in the Middle East & Africa witnessed increasing competition amongst the power infrastructure providers.

The Middle East & Africa data center market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:

  • Infrastructure
    • IT Infrastructure
    • Electrical Infrastructure
    • Mechanical Infrastructure
    • General Infrastructure
  • IT Infrastructure
    • Servers
    • Storage
    • Network
  • Electrical Infrastructure
    • UPS Systems
    • Generators
    • Transfer Switches & Switchgear
    • Power Distribution Units
    • Other Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
    • Cooling Systems
    • Racks
    • Other Mechanical Infrastructure
  • Cooling System
    • CRAC & CRAH Units
    • Chiller Units
    • Cooling Towers, Condensers & Dry Coolers
    • Other Cooling Units
  • Cooling Technique
    • Air-Based Cooling Technique
    • Liquid-Based Cooling Technique
  • General Construction
    • Building Development
    • Installation & Commissioning Services
    • Building Design
    • Physical Security
    • DCIM/BMS Solutions
  • Tier Standard
    • Tier I & II
    • Tier III
    • Tier IV
  • Geography
    • Middle East
      • UAE
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Turkey
      • Jordan
      • Other Middle Eastern Countries
    • Africa
      • South Africa
      • Kenya
      • Morocco
      • Nigeria
      • Egypt
      • Other African Countries

Frequently Asked Questions

The Middle East & Africa data center market size is expected to reach USD 9.12 billion by 2026.
Increased investment in Colocation facilities and deployment of smart technologies such as IoT and Big data are some of the investment opportunities in the data center market in Middle East & Africa.
The rising adoption of all-flash storage solutions, and smart city initiatives are some of the latest trends in the Middle East & Africa data center market.
21st Century Technology, Africa Data Centres, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Akbank, Bahrain Telecommunications Company (BATELCO), Etisalat Group, and Equinix are some key investors for the data center market in Middle East & Africa.
In the Middle East, there are around 15 upcoming projects, and in Africa, there are around 21 upcoming projects identified.
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