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Global Data Center Colocation Industry Report 2022-2027 - Higher Anticipated Growth in Wholesale Datacenter Colocation Spaces to Propel Demand
[July 12, 2022]

Global Data Center Colocation Industry Report 2022-2027 - Higher Anticipated Growth in Wholesale Datacenter Colocation Spaces to Propel Demand

DUBLIN, July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Data Center Colocation Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022-2027)" report has been added to's offering.


The global data center colocation market is expected to register a CAGR of 10.92% over the period 2021-2026.

Organizations are turning into colocation data centers as a manner of expanding the reach and capabilities of their network. Data centers have the computing tools to adapt huge data analytics workloads, particularly in the instance of software-defined data centers (SDDCs), which may offer scalable virtualized server options at a low price. Further, the trends towards colocation products that attempt to seamlessly integrate hyperscale and edge data centers to support new applications for AI, Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, big data, etc. significantly caters to the market growth.

Key Highlights

The growing adoption of cloud services drives the market. Over the past five years, cloud services have supplied an increasing share of data-center use, while the supply by colocation or in-house systems has remained roughly steady by comparison. Customers can benefit from a 100% uptime SLA and focus on core business rather than managing a data center. With cloud services, the provider supplies and manages hardware infrastructure, including servers, storage, and network elements. According to CBRE, in 2019, U.S. businesses paid for a record-high 396.4 megawatts of power in the country's largest data-center markets, up 33% from 2018 amid soaring demand for cloud services. This significantly caters to the market demand for data center colocation.

Further introduction of various government regulations and complaints stimulates the demand. For instance, the introduction of GDPR in the European Union, and it's potential EUR 20 million1 penalties for breach, have made companies very focused on being GDPR compliant. In April 2019, Cyxtera Technologies launched a new data center in Frankfurt at the CyxteraCon, its annual user conference, in a view to satisfying growing customer demand for the company's secure colocation and infrastructure solutions, in the changing GDPR landscape.

Furthermore, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, colocation becomes a more important part of staying connected, collaborating, and moving forward in a cost-effective and safe way. Healthcare is utilizing data to study patient outcomes and artificial intelligence to project the spread of disease. Telehouse New York colocation centers with robust network connectivity are providing solutions among enterprises, including healthcare in New Jersey and New York during this pandemic. This makes the Telehouse Tier 3 New York Telepot data center a vital link managed services capabilities and network connectivity.

Further, in the COVID-19 outbreak, QTS reported significant increases in usage of SDP (Service Delivery Platform) that allows customers to manage and optimize data center infrastructure remotely through full digitization, meeting critical market. To support the growth, in May 2020, QTS Realty Trust announced an expanded hybrid colocation services agreement with Abacus Solutions and an IBM i marked managed service cloud provider.

Market Trends

  • Healthcare Sector Accounts for Significant Share
  • Asia-Pacific to Witness Significant Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The data center colocation market is fragmented, owing to the presence of many players in the market. Some of the predominant players of the market are AT&T Inc., NTT Communications, IBM Corporation, SoftBank Group Corporation, British Telecommunications PLC, among others. Further, with intense competition, many market players are using various strategies to stay ahead of the competition, such as partnerships and developments is one of the strategies which the top players are following to increase their market penetration and strengthen their positions in the market. Some recent developments are:

  • May 2020 - Zadara Storage Inc. announced a technology partnership with Cyxtera. Zadara's fully managed storage-as-a-service is now available in Cyxtera's 62 highly connected, hybrid-ready data centers worldwide. Together, the two companies are transforming storage and helping reduce financial and operational risk by offering advanced storage on demand.
  • May 2020 - Asperita announces a partnership with the European data center, Maincubes. The two companies will start offering Immersion Cooling Solutions in dedicated immersion cooling colocation suites in the Maincubes Amsterdam AMS01 data center. These dedicated immersion cooling colocation suites in the Maincubes Amsterdam AMS01 colocation data center, a facility located right next to Schiphol Airport, are intended to offer enterprise organizations, cloud service providers (CSPs), and telecom providers a fully aligned data center suite for this unique cooling technology.

Key Topics Covered

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Market Drivers
4.4.1 Growing Adoption of Cloud Services 
4.4.2 Higher Anticipated Growth in Wholesale Datacenter Colocation Spaces to Propel Demand
4.4.3 Increased Emphasis on Compliance With Data Regulations and Cost-Effective Nature of Colocation Facilities to Drive Adoption Among SME's
4.5 Market Challenges
4.5.1 Dependence on Regulatory Landscape & Stringent Security Requirements to Pose a Challenge for Operators
4.6 Analysis of key investments made by colocation providers in hyperscale data centers
4.7 Impact of COVID-19 on Data center Colocation Industry

5.1 Solution Type
5.1.1 Wholesale Colocation
5.1.2 Retail Colocation
5.2 Organization Size
5.2.1 Small and Medium Enterprises
5.2.2 Large Enterprises
5.3 End-user Vertical
5.3.1 Banking and Financial Services
5.3.2 Manufacturing
5.3.3 IT and Telecom
5.3.4 Healthcare & Lifesciences
5.3.5 Government
5.3.6 Entertainment and Media
5.3.7 Other End-user Verticals
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America
5.4.2 Europe
5.4.3 Asia Pacific
5.4.4 Latin America
5.4.5 Middle East and Africa

6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Digital Reality Trust, Inc.
6.1.2 NTT Communications
6.1.3 Equinix, Inc.
6.1.4 Fujitsu Ltd.
6.1.5 SoftBank Group Corporation
6.1.6 CyrusOne, Inc.
6.1.7 China Telecom Corporation Limited
6.1.8 British Telecommunications PLC
6.1.9 Global Switch
6.1.10 Coresite Reality Corporation
6.1.11 Interxion Holding N.V.
6.1.12 Atman
6.1.13 Bell Canada
6.1.14 China Unicom
6.1.15 CenturyLink, Inc.
6.1.16 Quality Technology Services
6.1.17 Singtel (Singapore Telecommunications Limited)
6.1.18 Telefonica, SA
6.1.19 KDDI Corporation
6.1.20 Keppel DC
6.1.21 GDS Holding Limited
6.1.22 OneAsia Network
6.1.23 PT Telekom Group



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