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SAUDI ARABIA DATA CENTER MARKET SIZE WILL WITNESS INVESTMENTS OF USD 1180 MILLION BY 2026, GROWING AT A CAGR OF 7.85% DURING THE PERIOD 2021-2026

The Saudi Arabia Data Center Market Research Report Includes Size in Terms of Investment, Area, Power Capacity, and Colocation Revenues. Get Insights on 19 Existing Data Centers and 8 Upcoming Facilities Spread across 7 cities, including Riyadh, Jeddah, and Other Cities.

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SAUDI ARABIA DATA CENTER MARKET REPORT SCOPE

Report Attribute Details
MARKET SIZE (INVESTMENT) USD 1180 MILLION (2026)
MARKET SIZE (AREA) 185 THOUSAND SQ. FT (2026)
MARKET SIZE (POWER CAPACITY) 30 MW (2026)
COLOCATION MARKET SIZE (REVENUE) USD 220 MILLION (2026)
CAGR (INVESTMENTS) 7.85% (2021-2026)
BASE YEAR 2020
FORECAST YEAR 2021-2026

SAUDI ARABIA DATA CENTER MARKET INSIGHTS

  • Saudi Arabia is one of the significant data center colocation markets in the Middle East region, with a revenue of USD 140 million generated in 2020. 
  • Scope Technologies, DesertClouds, Waja Media Solutions, Alfuzail, and BrighteningTech, are some of the local cloud service providers in Saudi Arabia.
  • The growing adoption of smart devices and increasing demand for analytics, cloud adoption, and the growth of wireless networking technologies have led several organizations in Saudi Arabia to invest in Big data and IoT technology.
  • Riyadh is the primary data center in Saudi Arabia, housing around 50% of the region's total facilities.
  • Saudi Arabia is increasingly becoming a hotspot for investment in renewable energy owing to the abundance of solar energy sources in the region.
  • Many telecommunication providers and hyperscale data center operators invest in cables to improve network connectivity within the country.
  • Saudi Arabia enjoys a strategic location between Africa and APAC that can easily connect both the regions, which will benefit the operators to invest in a submarine cable network passing through the country.

WHY SHOULD YOU BUY THIS RESEARCH?

  • Market size available in the area, power capacity, investment, and colocation revenue.
  • An assessment based on investment in Saudi Arabia 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 industry landscape, an in-depth industry analysis, and insightful predictions about the Saudi Arabia data center market size during the forecast period.
  • Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party facilities in Saudi Arabia
    • Facilities Covered (Existing): 19
    • Facilities Identified (Upcoming): 8
    • Coverage: 7 Cities
    • Existing vs. Upcoming (Data Center Area)
    • Existing vs. Upcoming (IT Load Capacity)
  • Datacenter colocation market in Saudi Arabia
    • Market Revenue & Forecast (2020-2026)
    • Retail Colocation Pricing
    • Wholesale Colocation Pricing
  • Classification of the Saudi Arabia data center market investments into multiple segments and sub-segments (IT, power, cooling, and general construction services) with industry 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:

  • Vendors such as Vertiv Group, Schneider Electric, and Eaton witness high demand for lithium-ion UPS systems from Saudi Arabia's data center operators.
  • With the growth in data center investments, most facilities adopt a medium- to high-voltage switchgear in Saudi Arabia.
  • In Saudi Arabia, data center operators are likely to use air-based cooling techniques since most parts of the region are covered with deserts and there is water scarcity.
  • The Saudi Arabia data center market is dominated by greenfield construction. It will witness an increase in modular data center construction in the coming years.
  • SMEs' adoption of cloud-based services has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is likely to aid industry growth in Saudi Arabia.
  • Gulf Data Hub invested around USD 56 million to construct a colocation data facility in Jeddah in 2020.

Saudi Arabia Data Center Market By Area 

  DATA CENTER MARKET BY AREA

SAUDI ARABIA DATA CENTER MARKET VENDOR LANDSCAPE

Ashi & Bushnag, Al-Latifia Trading and Contracting Company, Atkins, Capitoline, DC PRO, Edarat Group, ICS Nett, Linesight, and RED are some of the major Construction Constructors & Sub-Contractors in Saudi Arabia’s market. The colocation operator Gulf Data Hub plans to build two data centers in Jeddah and Al Khobar, adding around 32 MW of power. Saudi Telecom Company (STC) deployed two facilities across Jeddah and Al-Madina, adding over 5 MW of cumulative power.

REPORT COVERAGE:

This report analyzes the Saudi Arabia data center market share and elaborative analysis of the existing and upcoming facilities and data center 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)
    • Riyadh
    • Jeddah
    • Other Cities
  • List of Upcoming Facilities in the region (Area and Power Capacity)

SAUDI ARABIA 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
  • Other Cooling Units

General Construction

  • Building Development
  • Installation and Commissioning Services
  • Building & Engineering Design
  • Physical Security
  • Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)

Tier Segments

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

Geography

  • Riyadh
  • Jeddah
  • Other Cities

VENDOR LANDSCAPE

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

Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors – Ashi & Bushnag, Al-Latifia Trading and Contracting Company, Atkins, Capitoline, DC PRO, Edarat Group, EGEC, HATCO, ICS Nett, INT’LTEC Group, Juffali Airconditioning, Mechanical, and Electrical Company (JAMED), Linesight, RED, and SANA Creative Systems

Support Infrastructure Providers – ABB, Canovate, Caterpillar, Conteg, Cummins, Eaton, Grundfos, HITEC Power Protection, Legrand, Rittal, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, Schneider Electric, STULZ, and Vertiv Group

Key Investors –  Gulf Data Hub, Salam (Integrated Telecom Company), Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), NashirNet, NourNet, and Saudi Telecom Company (stc)

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

How big is the Saudi Arabia data center market?

Saudi Arabia data center market size will witness investments of USD 1,180 million by 2026.

What are the investment opportunities in the Saudi Arabia data center market?

Cloud computing and the incorporation of IoT technology are creating investment opportunities in the market.

What are the latest market trends in the Saudi Arabia data center market?

5G will accelerate the region’s IoT capabilities and machine-to-machine capabilities, which is one of the latest trends.

What are some existing and upcoming data centers in Saudi Arabia?

19 existing and 8 upcoming data centers facilities are there in Saudi Arabia.

Who are the IT infrastructure providers for the data center market in Saudi Arabia?

Arista Networks, Atos, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei Technologies, and IBM, Lenovo, and NetApp are the IT infrastructure providers for Data Center Market in Saudi Arabia.

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is one of the prominent locations across the Middle East for data center investment. Improvement in network connectivity, government support, and rapid growth in the adoption of cloud, big data, and IoT services have been strong enablers for the growth of the Saudi Arabian data center industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a strong market enabler for several digitization initiatives in Saudi Arabia.

Base Year:  2020

Forecast Year:  2021−2026

The report considers the present scenario of the Saudi Arabia 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:

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
  • Other Cooling Units

General Construction

  • Building Development
  • Installation and Commissioning Services
  • Building & Engineering Design
  • Physical Security
  • Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)

Tier Segments

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

Geography

  • Riyadh
  • Jeddah
  • Other Cities

IT Infrastructure Providers

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

Construction Constructors & Sub-Contractors

  • Ashi & Bushnag
  • Al-Latifia Trading and Contracting Company
  • Atkins
  • Capitoline
  • DC PRO
  • Edarat Group
  • EGEC
  • HATCO
  • ICS Nett
  • INT’LTEC Group
  • Juffali Airconditioning, Mechanical, and Electrical Company (JAMED)
  • Linesight
  • RED
  • SANA Creative Systems

Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Canovate
  • Caterpillar
  • Conteg
  • Cummins
  • Eaton
  • Grundfos
  • HITEC-Power Protection
  • Legrand
  • Rittal
  • Rolls-Royce Power Systems
  • Schneider Electric
  • STULZ
  • Vertiv Group

Data Center Investors

  • Gulf Data Hub
  • Salam (Integrated Telecom Company)
  • Etihad Etisalat (Mobily)
  • NashirNet
  • NourNet
  • Saudi Telecom Company (stc)

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

  • 15+ 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
    • Riyadh
    • Jeddah
  • Other Cities

Chapter 2: Investment Opportunities In Saudi Arabia

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

Chapter 3: Data Center Colocation Market In Saudi Arabia

  • Colocation Services Market in Saudi Arabia
  • Retail Colocation vs Wholesale Data Center 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

  • Riyadh
  • 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 

Exhibit 1             Third-Party Data Centers Snapshot

Exhibit 2             Third-Party Data Center Snapshot by Cities

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           Wholesale Colocation Pricing 2020

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

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

Exhibit 13           Market Size & Forecast by Mechanical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 14           Market Size & Forecast by Cooling Systems 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 15           Market Size & Forecast by General Construction 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 16           Market Size & Forecast by Tier Standards 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 17           Market Size & Forecast in Riyadh by Investment 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 18           Market Size & Forecast in Riyadh by Area 2020−2026 (Thousand Square Feet)

Exhibit 19           Market Size & Forecast in Riyadh by Power Capacity 2020−2026 (MW)

Exhibit 20           Market Size & Forecast in Other Cities by Investment 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 21           Market Size & Forecast in Other Cities by Area 2020−2026 (Thousand Square Feet)

Exhibit 22           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 ($ Million)

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

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

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