Virus impact over each market - telecom operators, government agencies and regulators' responses - revised forecasts for the next 5 years.
Last updated: 1 May 2020 Update History
Report Pages: 100
Partner Publisher: Arizton Advisory and Intelligence
Analyst: Faizan Akhtar
The data center market in GCC is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 3% during the period 2019-2025. Managed services continue to dominate the GCC data center services market, where colocation has gaining increased traction in the last two years. Hyperscale data center providers contribute to market growth through cloud investments in GCC countries that include Oracle, AWS, IBM, and Microsoft. The UAE and Saudi Arabia are the major contributors to the market. Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman are in the nascent growth stage.
According to the YouGov survey, 88% IT decision makers in the UAE decided to increase their cloud spend in 2019. Stringency in data protection laws, which secure the user’s personal data stored at other locations, is likely drive the market. In 2019, Saudi Arabia revised its cloud computing regulatory framework. The average rack power density is 3-5 KW, which is expected to grow to 8-10 kW by 2025 across GCC data center market. There is a rising contribution from the increased deployment in IoT, AI, and machine learning workloads.
Construction projects in GCC countries have not been completely halted after the outbreak of COVID-19. In the UAE, banks are helping contractors to release their delayed payments. Among GCC countries, the impact is moderate.
The market witnessed the construction of over 5 new projects in 2019. A significant investment is expected in data center projects by 2025. Initiatives such as Saudi Vision 2030, Dubai Vision 2021, and New Kuwait Vision 2035 are likely to aid in the growth of cloud, big data, and IoT services in the market.
The report provides GCC data center investments in terms of area (square feet) and power capacity (MW) in major cities in the country. An in-depth analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 on the GCC data center market is included in the report.
Furthermore, the report also includes a detailed analysis of the colocation industry in GCC, and retail & wholesale colocation pricing in GCC.
A detailed study of the existing market landscape, an in-depth industry analysis, and insightful predictions about the GCC data center market size during 2020-2025, is included in this exclusive report.
The report further categorizes the GCC data center market into multiple segments and sub-segments with sizing and forecast. The report also profiles prominent investors, construction contractors, and infrastructure vendors in the GCC data center market.
IT Infrastructure Providers – Arista, Atos, Broadcom, Cisco, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, IBM, Lenovo, NetApp
Construction Service Providers - ALEC Engineering and Contracting, Atkins, Deerns, Harinsa Qatar, Huawei, ICS Nett, ISG, KAR Group (Khalid Abdulrahim Group), Laing O’Rourke, Linesight, Mclaren Construction Group, Nova Corp, Qatar Site and Power (QSP), Red Engineering, Turner & Townsend
Support Infrastructure Providers – ABB, Caterpillar, Cummins, Eaton, Hitec-Power Protection, Legrand, MTU Onsite Energy, Rittal, Schneider Electric, STULZ, Vertiv
Data Center Investors - Amazon Web Services (AWS), Batelco, Datamount, Equinix, Etisalat, Evoteq, Gulf Data Hub, Khazna, Ooredoo, SAP, Saudi Ministry of Communication & Information Technology
Paul, Many thanks for your inputs yesterday. You provided a compelling different perspective to our traditional infrastructure focus and this is valuable for our future planning. I also had very favourable feedback from our participants on your involvement.
Stephen Negus, Aurecon
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