Africa Data Center Market Forecasts 2020-2025 - Rapid Spread of COVID-19 Has Significantly Increased Data Traffic
DUBLIN, Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Data Center Market in Africa - Industry Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The Africa data center market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 12% during the period 2019-2025
Data centers in Africa support the use of free cooling systems as they take advantage of cold nights and winter seasons in the region. This will lead to the adoption of free cooling chillers. Operators in the African region are still dependent on air-based cooling techniques. Dedicated data center buildings, especially those operating at higher rack densities, are witnessing the use of chilled water systems. The operators are looking for efficient solutions to reduce their CAPEX and OPEX, maintain data center space, and reduce the power consumption of cooling units.
The greenfield development of data centers in South Africa, Morocco, Kenya, Nigeria, and Egypt will continue to grow along with the installation of on-site renewable power sources such as solar energy to partially or entirely power the operations. Global construction contractors dominate the Africa data center construction market as principal contractors and local construction companies as sub-contractors. However, the increasing demand is prompting contractors to consider data centers as continuous revenue generators with a skilled workforce trained in building the facilities. Labor costs are low in the country. However, the demand for a skilled workforce will increase labor costs in the region. The growth in greenfield facilities will generate more revenue for installation and commission service providers.
The number of Tier I and Tier II data centers in Africa has reduced significantly over the last five years because of high awareness about the use of redundant infrastructure. UPS and PDU systems of Tier II facilities are equipped with a minimum of N+N redundancy. Most under-developed projects across the region fall under the Tier III category. This trend is likely to continue throughout the forecast period, with many operators expected to move to the Tier IV category based on the growth in rack power density and critical applications. Tier IV facilities are equipped with at least 2N+1 redundancy in infrastructure that makes the facility fault-tolerant, with UPS systems and PDUs having 2N+2 redundancy. In Africa, mostly enterprises offering cloud services are likely to develop Tier IV facilities during the forecast period.
Segmentation by IT Infrastructure
Segmentation by Electrical Infrastructure
Segmentation by Mechanical Infrastructure
Segmentation by General Construction
Insights by Geography
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Prominent Data Center Support Infrastructure Vendors
Prominent Construction Contractors
Prominent Data Center Investors
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