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South Africa Data Center Market Size by Investment to Reach USD 3,071 Million by 2026 - Arizton
[September 09, 2021]

South Africa Data Center Market Size by Investment to Reach USD 3,071 Million by 2026 - Arizton

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In-depth analysis and data-driven insights on the impact of COVID-19 included in this South Africa data center market report.

South Africa data center market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 15.17% during the period 2020-2026. South Africa data center market research report includes market size in terms of area, investment, 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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Key Highlights Offered in the Report:  

1.  South Africa is the leading colocation data center market in Africa, with high cloud-based service adoption, increased enterprise digitalization drive, and migration from on-premises facilities expected to drive the data center market in the country.

2.  Johannesburg is the leading data center market in South Africa, with 11 unique third-party data center facilities accounting for over 70% of the existing power capacity, followed by Cape Town.

3.  In 2020, Teraco Data Environments, Africa Data Centre, NTT Global Data Centers were the major data center investors in the country. For instance, Teraco Data Environments' JB1 and JB3 facilities added a space of over 43,000 square feet.

4.  The South Africa market will witness the entry of global data center colocation service providers through independent data center developments and partnerships or via acquisitions by major colocation providers in the country. For instance, Stratus Data Centres and Pure Data Centres have planned to establish hyperscale data centers in the country.

5.  Several companies have taken initiatives to install renewable energy sources. For example, companies such as Liquid Intelligent Technologies installed a 1.2 MW solar installation in its data center in Midrand, Johannesburg, with a combined carport and rooftop solar solutions. 

Key Offerings:

  • Market Size & Forecast by Area, Power Capacity, Investment, and Colocation Revenue | 2020-2026
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Data Center Market
  • 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
  • Market Dynamics – Leading trends, growth drivers, restraints, and investment opportunities
  • Market Segmentation – A detailed analysis by IT infrastructure, electrical infrastructure, mechanical infrastructure, general construction, and tier standard
  • Key Market Participants – List of 10 IT infrastructure providers, 11 construction service providers, 13 support infrastructure providers, and 3 data center investors

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South Africa Data Center Market – Segmentation

  • The server Infrastructure market in South Africa expects to grow due to increased investments in data center infrastructure. Big data and IoT-based applications are growing in the market, which will increase the demand for high-performance computing infrastructure.
  • Diesel generators are widely adopted among data center operators in South Africa, with a few operators installing Diesel Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (DRUPS) systems. NTT Global Data Centers Johannesburg 1 data center facility is equipped with N+1 redundant diesel generator.
  • NTT Global Data Centers Johannesburg 1 data center facility is equipped with chilled water data suite cooling with air-cooled free-cooling chiller systems with N+1 redundancy. Africa Data Centres JHB1 and JHB2 data center facilities are equipped with CRAC units, with N+20 redundancy and N+2 redundancy, respectively.

Market Segmentation by IT Infrastructure

  • Servers
  • Storage Systems
  • Network Infrastructure

Market Segmentation by Electrical Infrastructure

  • UPS Systems
  • Generators
  • Transfer, Switches & Switchgears
  • Rack PDUs
  • Other Electrical Infrastructure

Market Segmentation by Mechanical Infrastructure

  • Cooling Systems
  • Rack Cabinets
  • Other Mechanical Infrastructure

Market Segmentation by General Construction

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

Market Segmentation by Tier Standard

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

South Africa Data Center Market – Dynamics

In 2021, the Internet penetration rate in South Africa stands at around 65%, the number of internet users increased by 4.5% between January 2020 and January 2021. In January 2021, the number of social media users in South Africa was around 25 million, which constituted 41.90% of the total population in the country. There were over 100 million mobile connections in South Africa, which increased by 0.8 % between January 2020 and January 2021. WhatsApp and YouTube are the leading social media platforms in the country. Around 93% of internet users use these platforms, followed by Facebook, with over 27 million users. Instagram has witnessed significant growth in its user base, however, TikTok is the fastest growing social media platform in South Africa. The increasing penetration of the internet is aiding the growth of data center development in South Africa. Also, data centers in South Africa support enterprises across Africa, especially in neighboring countries such as Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique.

Key Drivers and Trends fueling Market Growth:

  • Cloud Adoption driving Demand for Data Center Development
  • Implementation of Big Data Services and IoT to drive Data Center Investments
  • Increasing Procurement of Renewable Energy
  • 5G Network and Smart Cities Initiatives Leading Data Center Deployment

South Africa Data Center Market - 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)

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Key Market Participants

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
  • Enlogic
  • Legrand
  • Master Power Technologies
  • Rittal
  • Rolls-Royce Power Systems
  • Schneider Electric
  • Vertiv

Key Investors

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

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