Publishing Date: Apr 21, 2020

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A brand new report has been published and is available immediately via DATACENTRE.ME

The Data Centre Caribbean report 2020 provides an overview of 20 Country Markets in the Caribbean region and provides profiles of the key Data Centre and Cloud Service Providers in the region as well as a 5-year forecast for third party Data Centre raised floor space and Data Centre Customer Power from the end of 2020.

The Data Centre Caribbean report 2020 forecasts a 30% growth of Caribbean Data Centres however more assistance is required if content and cloud services are to be hosted in the region.

Countries covered include Anguilla, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Curacao, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Montserrat, Jamaica, Panama, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, the Turks & Caicos and the US Virgin Islands.
Some of the findings in the Data Centre Caribbean Report are:

  • The Caribbean region has been overshadowed by Data Centres in the neighbouring USA, particularly in Florida, which has served as a gateway for cloud services and content used in the Caribbean and in parts of South America. Miami Data Centres, such as Equinix, are typically wholesale providers of content and connectivity capable of connecting across Latin America and the Caribbean. Content and cloud services that are used in the Caribbean are typically hosted off-shore in the North American region and are not hosted in the Caribbean.
  • Although global Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) such as Microsoft are using local partners to distribute their products in the Caribbean region they are also hosting their cloud or applications in neighbouring regions – typically in North America.
    There are though, a number of Data Centre facilities offering services locally in the Caribbean region – but the majority are colocation-style facilities only and provide limited standards of resilience – with only a handful of certified US Uptime Institute Data Centre facilities (available from fourteen facilities and seven Data Centre Providers) in the Caribbean region.
  • There is a significant Data Centre presence in only twelve of the country markets and there is a mature Data Centre market in a handful of countries – including the Bahamas, Curacao, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago – where multiple Data Centre Providers are available.
  • From the report, the largest Data Centre Country Market is Panama with over 16,000 m2 of third-party Data Centre space with 23 MW of power, followed by Trinidad & Tobago with 8,000 m2 of third-party Data Centre space & 14 MW of power.
  • Altogether the Caribbean region is forecast to have over 49,000 m2 of 3rd party Data Centre space as of the end of 2020, with 82 MW of Data Centre Customer Power to be available. Total 3rd party Data Centre space in the region is forecast to increase by 32 per cent from the end of 2020 to the end of 2025 with power forecast to increase by 35 per cent over the same period.
  • But some individual Caribbean Countries are forecast to experience a spectacular increase in third-party Data Centre space, with the Bahamas forecast to double in size over the period, and the Cayman Islands and the US Virgin Islands to increase by well over 50 per cent (albeit from a low initial base).
  • In all countries, access to cloud services is available from local CSPs (Cloud Service Providers), including local hosting, Data Centre and Telecoms Providers who are typically either reselling Microsoft Cloud services or are providing cloud services or are building their own enterprise cloud using a VMware platform.
  • Currently, none of the Global Cloud Service Providers (such as Microsoft Cloud, AWS & Google Cloud) offer their services from within the Caribbean but are served instead from North America.
  • The Data Centre Caribbean 2020 report finds that the position is similar for other content and hosting services, with Miami in particular acting as the main hub for the region.
  • New Data Centre facilities are being built, such as the Blue NAP Americas Data Centre in Curacao, which is aimed at attracting overseas investors and financial services clients to host in the region. There are also attempts to improve connectivity in the region (particularly with local IP Exchanges) and new subsea cables (particularly connecting South America).
  • Governments also have a role to play in enabling e-commerce services and investing in power and infrastructure in the Caribbean region if the Data Centre segment is to expand out of its local colocation base.

For a full table of contents and further details regarding the Data Centre Caribbean Report 2020 and all other reports available via DATACENTRE.ME, please click here.

  • Data Centre Caribbean Report published:  16th April 2020
  • Output: PDF, 88 pages
  • Price:  £1,295 (GBP) + VAT for a single user licence

  Special offer:  discounts can be obtained when purchasing 2 or more reports at the same time.  Reports available are as follows:

  1.       Europe Data Centre Trends Tracker Report 2020
  2.       January 2020 Data Centre UK Trends Report
  3.       Data Centre Landscape EUROPE 2020
  4.       Data Centre Middle East 2017 – 2020 Report
  5.       USA Data Centre Pricing Tracker 2019
  6.       Data Centre Caribbean Report 2020
  7.       Asia-Pacific Data Centre Pricing Tracker 2019
  8.       Data Centre Africa 2015

For more information or to purchase any of the above-mentioned reports or subscriptions, please contact Caroline Hitchins on / +44 (0) 7544 121900

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