UAE DATA CENTER MARKET INSIGHTS
- The United Arab Emirates is working towards installing 42 GW of renewable energy in the country by 2050. Around 170 MW of power capacity will be added across the UAE during 2021-2026.
- The UAE is expected to spend more than USD 5.3 billion on IT enterprises in 2021, which will lead to the development of more facilities across the country.
- The UAE is one of the preferred investment locations in the Middle East, attracting investments in around four colocation data center facilities in 2020.
- The UAE has leading cloud service providers such as Oracle, Alibaba Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and IBM.
- In July 2021, du and Wipro together launched their multi-cloud platform that aims to accelerate digital transformation and cloud adoption across the United Arab Emirates data center market.
- In 2020, the total investment in the UAE data center industry was around USD 640 million. Dubai is one of the most preferred data centers in the UAE, followed by Abu Dhabi.
COMPARISON BETWEEN EXISTING AND UPCOMING AREA
WHY SHOULD YOU BUY THIS RESEARCH?
- Market size available in the area, power capacity, investment, and colocation revenue.
- An assessment of the UAE facilities investment in the industry by colocation, hyperscale, and enterprise operators
- Data center investments in terms of white floor area (square feet) and power capacity (MW) across cities in the country
- A detailed study of the existing UAE data center landscape, an in-depth industry analysis, and insightful predictions about the United Arab Emirates data center market size during the forecast period
- Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party facilities in UAE
- o Facilities Covered (Existing): 24
- o Facilities Identified (Upcoming): 13
- o Coverage: 5 cities
- o Existing vs. Upcoming (Data Center Area)
- o Existing vs. Upcoming (IT Load Capacity)
- Data center colocation market in UAE
- o Market Revenue & Forecast (2020-2026)
- o Retail Colocation Pricing
- o Wholesale Colocation Pricing
- Classification of the UAE market investments into multiple segments and sub-segments (IT, power, data center cooling, and general construction services) with market sizing and forecast.
- A comprehensive analysis of the latest trends, growth rate, potential opportunities, and growth restraints, and prospects for the market.
- Business overview and product offerings of prominent IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors, support infrastructure providers, and investors operating in the market.
- A transparent research methodology and the analysis of the demand and supply aspect of the industry.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REPORT
- In terms of power capacity, data centers in the UAE added a power capacity of over 20 MW in 2020.
- The use of DCIM / BMS software reduces power consumption and decreases carbon emissions, resulting in significant savings in data center OPEX, and also reduces human intrusions to handle critical tasks. Thereby, the usage of DCIM / BMS software is increasingly rising in UAE.
- In 2021, Amazon Web Services is investing in the development of a cloud region in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
- Gulf Data Hub is investing in the development of its Dubai data center facility in the UAE, which is expected to be online by Q3 2021.
- In 2020, Etisalat invested in its Jebel Ali data center in Dubai with an estimated power capacity of around 12 MW. Khazna Data Centers added 7.5 MW of power capacity in its Dubai data center.
MARKET SIZE BY WHITE FLOOR AREA
UAE DATA CENTER MARKET VENDOR LANDSCAPE
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Equinix, Etisalat Group, Future Digital Data Systems, Gulf Data Hub, Khazna Data Centers, and Moro Hub are key investors in the UAE market. The rapid investment in 5G technology and its deployment by vendors lead to increasing investments in data centers. Evoteq, the digital transformation catalyst, and Khazna Data Centers collaborated to develop Sharjah’s first Tier III data center in the UAE.
This report analyzes the UAE Data Center market share and elaboratively analyzes the existing and upcoming facilities and investments in terms of IT, electrical, mechanical infrastructure, general construction, tier standard, and geography. It discusses market sizing and estimation for different segments for the investment in the facilities. The segmentation includes:
EXISTING VS. UPCOMING DATA CENTERS
Existing Facilities in the region (White Floor Area and Power Capacity)
- Abu Dubai
- Other Cities
List of Upcoming Facilities in the region (White Floor Area and Power Capacity)
UAE DATA CENTER INVESTMENT COVERAGE
- Infrastructure Type
- o IT Infrastructure
- o Electrical Infrastructure
- o Mechanical Infrastructure
- o General Construction
- IT Infrastructure
- o Server
- o Storage Systems
- o Network Infrastructure
- Electrical Infrastructure
- o UPS Systems
- o Generators
- o Transfer Switches and Switchgears
- o PDUs
- o Other Electrical Infrastructure
- Mechanical Infrastructure
- o Cooling Systems
- o Rack Cabinets
- o Other Mechanical Infrastructure
- o CRAC & CRAH Units
- o Chillers
- o Cooling Towers, Condensers, and Dry Coolers
- o Other Cooling Units
- General Construction
- o Building Development
- o Installation & Commissioning Services
- o Building & Engineering Design
- o Physical Security
- o Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)
- Tier Segments
- o Tier I & Tier II
- o Tier III
- o Tier IV
- o Dubai
- o Abu Dubai
- o Other Cities
IT Infrastructure Providers - Arista Networks, Atos, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei Technologies, IBM, Lenovo, and NetApp
Construction Constructors & Sub-Contractors – Aldar Properties, DC PRO Engineering, Edarat Group, HHM Building Contracting, Laing O’Rourke, Linesight, M+W Group (Exyte), McLAREN Construction Group, RED, RW Armstrong, and Turner & Townsend
Support Infrastructure Providers – ABB, Caterpillar, Cummins, Delta Electronics, Eaton, HITEC Power Protection, Johnson Controls, Legrand, Rittal, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, Schneider Electric, STULZ, Shenzhen Envicool Technology, Siemens, and Vertiv
Data Center Investor – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Equinix, Etisalat Group, Future Digital Data Systems, Gulf Data Hub, Khazna Data Centers, and Moro Hub
- Datacenter Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
- Datacenter Construction Contractors
- Datacenter Infrastructure Providers
- New Entrants
- Consultants/Consultancies/Advisory Firms
- Corporate and Governments Agencies