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SOUTH AFRICA DATA CENTER MARKET SIZE WILL WITNESS INVESTMENTS OF USD 3071 MILLION BY 2026, GROWING AT A CAGR OF 15.17% DURING 2021-2026

The South Africa Data Center Market Research Report Includes Size in Terms of Investment, Area, Power Capacity, and Colocation Revenues. Get Insights on 22 Existing Data Centers and 3 Upcoming Facilities Spread across Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Other Locations (Centurion, Durban, Kempton Park, Midrand, and Sandton).

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SOUTH AFRICA DATA CENTER MARKET REPORT SCOPE

Report Attribute Details
MARKET SIZE (INVESTMENT) USD 3071 MILLION (2026)
MARKET SIZE (AREA) 0.28 MILLION SQ. FT (2026)
MARKET SIZE (POWER CAPACITY) 58 MW (2026)
COLOCATION MARKET SIZE (REVENUE) USD 390 MILLION (2026)
CAGR (INVESTMENTS) 15.17% (2021-2026)
BASE YEAR 2020
FORECAST YEAR 2021-2026

SOUTH AFRICA DATA CENTER MARKET INSIGHTS

South Africa data center market was valued at USD 1316 million in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 3071 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 15.17% during 2021-2026.

  • In 2020 the South Africa data center market investment was valued at USD 1316 million.
  • Cloud adoption to grow up to 25% annually in South Africa and generate revenue up to USD 1.5 billion by 2024.
  • M&A activities will continue in South Africa. In 2020, Africa Data Centres acquired Standard Bank's Samrand data center in Johannesburg.
  • In 2020, Hybrid cloud services were gaining increased traction in South Africa. Hence, enterprises use private and public cloud environments to improve information sharing and manage the data efficiently.
  • In South Africa, big data analytics is used in different sectors such as healthcare, telecommunication, the civil sector, etc.
  • South Africa has multiple smart city projects. For Instance, The Lanseria Smart City will be built near the Lanseria International Airport, near Johannesburg, and will take around 25 years to complete.
  • In South Africa, colocation service providers are the major contributors to data center area growth.

 South Africa Data Center Market

COMPARISON BETWEEN EXISTING AND UPCOMING FACILITIES

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  • Market size available in the investment, area, power capacity, and colocation revenue.
  • An assessment of the investment in South Africa 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 South Africa data center market size during the forecast period.
  • Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party facilities in South Africa
    • Facilities Covered (Existing): 22
    • Facilities Identified (Upcoming): 3
    • Coverage: 2+ Locations
    • Existing vs. Upcoming (Data Center Area)
    • Existing vs. Upcoming (IT Load Capacity)
  • Datacenter colocation market in South Africa
    • Market Revenue & Forecast (2020-2026)
    • Retail Colocation Pricing
    • Wholesale Colocation Pricing
  • Classification of the South Africa 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

  • Microsoft and AWS will procure renewable energy since these companies are looking to operate carbon-neutral data centers.
  • The development of hyperscale and cloud data centers in the country will increase the demand for ethernet switches with higher ports such as 25 GbE to 100 GbE in the South Africa data centre market.
  • Adopting 42U, 45U, 47U, and 48U rack units is likely to increase among data center investors in South Africa during the forecast period.
  • The use of smart security systems such as high-definition cameras and dual authentication access is likely to increase, security investments in data centers will grow significantly in South Africa.
  • Submarine cable projects such as Equiano is a submarine cable deployed by Google, with landing points across Nigeria, South Africa, Namibia, and Portugal, and is expected to be operational from 2022. 

South Africa Data Center White Space Area

 DATA CENTER MARKET BY WHITE FLOOR AREA

SOUTH AFRICA DATA CENTER MARKET VENDOR LANDSCAPE

Atos, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei Technologies, IBM, Juniper Networks, Lenovo, NetApp, and ZTE are the IT infrastructure providers in the South African data center market. Vendors such as IBM, Cisco, and Dell Technologies have a strong presence in the market. In 2019, Microsoft opened its cloud region in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and in 2020 Amazon web Services (AWS) opened its cloud region in Cape Town. The increasing use of internet facilities is aiding the growth opportunities for the vendors across data center facilities in South Africa.

REPORT COVERAGE:                        

This report analyzes the South Africa data center market share. It elaboratively analyzes 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)
      • Johannesburg
      • Cape Town
      • Other Locations
    • List of Upcoming Facilities in the region (Area and Power Capacity)

SOUTH AFRICA 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 Design
    • Physical Security
    • Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)
  • Tier Segments
    • Tier I & Tier II
    • Tier III
    • Tier IV
  • Geography
  • Johannesburg
  • Cape Town
  • Other Locations

VENDOR LANDSCAPE

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

Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors - Abbeydale Projects, b2 Architects, EDS Engineers, H&MV Engineering, Ingenium Engineers, ISG, ISF Group, LYT Architecture, MWK Engineering, Royal HaskoningDHV, and Tri-Star Construction

Support Infrastructure Providers – ABB, Caterpillar, Cummins, Eaton, EVAPCO, Enlogic, Legrand, Master Power Technologies, Rittal, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, Schneider Electric, STULZ, and Vertiv

Key Investors – Africa Data Centres, NTT Global Data Centers, and Teraco Data Environments

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 South Africa data center market?

South Africa data center market size will witness investments of USD 3071 million by 2026.

What are the investment opportunities in the South Africa data center market?

The construction of several smart city projects is an investment opportunity in the South Africa data center industry.

What are the latest market trends in the South Africa data center market?

Increased investment in Colocation data centers, and smart city projects are some of the latest trends.

Who are the key investors in the data center market in South Africa?

Africa Data Centres, NTT Global Data Centers, and Teraco Data Environments are some of the key investors in the data center industry in South Africa.

How many existing and upcoming data centers are in South Africa?

Currently, there are 22 existing facilities and 34 upcoming data centers in South Africa.

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South Africa data center market was valued at USD 1316 million in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 3071 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 15.17% during 2021-2026.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a strong market enabler for digital transformation initiatives across private as well as public sector enterprises in South Africa. The data center market in South Africa includes about 7 unique third-party data center service providers operating around 22 facilities. In 2020, retail colocation dominated the market, accounting for over 80% of the market share. Africa Data Centres has announced plans to expand its CPT1 and JHB2 data center facilities to add over 24,000 square feet and 48,000 square feet of IT space, respectively.

Base Year:  2020

Forecast Year: 2021−2026

The report considers the present scenario of the South Africa 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:

Segmentation by Infrastructure Type

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

Segmentation by IT Infrastructure

    • Server
    • Storage Systems
    • Network Infrastructure

Segmentation by Electrical Infrastructure

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

Segmentation by Mechanical Infrastructure

    • Cooling Systems
    • Rack Cabinets
    • Other Mechanical Infrastructure

Segmentation by Cooling Systems

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

Segmentation by General Construction

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

Segmentation by Tier Segments

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

Segmentation by Geography

  • Johannesburg
  • Cape Town
  • Other Locations

IT Infrastructure Providers

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

Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors

  • Abbeydale Projects
  • b2 Architects
  • EDS Engineers
  • H&MV Engineering
  • Ingenium Engineers
  • ISG
  • ISF Group
  • LYT Architecture
  • MWK Engineering
  • Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Tri-Star Construction

Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Eaton
  • EVAPCO
  • Enlogic
  • Legrand
  • Master Power Technologies
  • Rittal
  • Rolls-Royce Power Systems
  • Schneider Electric
  • STULZ
  • Vertiv

Key Investors

  • Africa Data Centres
  • NTT Global Data Centers
  • Teraco Data Environments

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

  • 20+ Unique Data Center Properties
  • Data Center IT Load Capacity
  • Data Center White Floor Area Space
  • Existing Vs Upcoming Data Center Capacity by Locations
  • Locations Covered
    • Johannesburg
    • Cape Town
  • Other Locations

Chapter 2: Investment Opportunities In South Africa

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

Chapter 3: Data Center Colocation Market In South Africa

  • Colocation Services Market in South Africa
  • 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: Key Market Participants

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

Chapter 8: Appendix

  • Market Derivation
  • Quantitative Summary

Exhibit 1             Third-Party Data Centers Snapshot

Exhibit 2             Third-Party Data Center Snapshot by Location

Exhibit 3             Area Developed by Location (Million square feet)

Exhibit 4             Power Capacity by Location (MW)

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

Exhibit 6             Data Center Market Size & Forecast by Area 2020−2026 (Million 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)


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)

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