Publishing Date: Jul 10, 2020

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Data centre decade report released.

A brand new report entitled “The Data Centre Decade” has been released this week.

The new report provides insight into the key trends that will impact the sector for the decade ahead from 2020 to 2030.  It also examines the trends in third-party Data Centre markets worldwide including space, power, facility design & technology worldwide from 2010 to the end of 2019.

The Data Centre Decade report examines the overall third-party Data Centre trends for the past decade including:

  1. i)The growth in 3rdparty Data Centre capacity by each region (including the EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific regions) space and power from 2010 to 2019 – with total worldwide Data Centre space & power capacity doubling over the period
  • EMEA region– Data Centre space had grown to 4,686k m2 as of the end of 2019, equivalent to a CAGR of 13.6 per cent per annum
  • Americas region– Data Centre space had grown to 7,100k m2 as of the end of 2019, equivalent to a CAGR of 6.1 per cent per annum
  • Asia Pacific region– Data Centre space had grown to 3,946k m2 as of the end of 2019, equivalent to a CAGR of 13.8 per cent per annum
  1. ii) For the next decade from 2020 to 2030 the report forecasts that the rate of growth in new Data Centre capacity will slow across all 3 regions – although the Asia Pacific region will continue to see the highest growth of the 3 – equivalent to a CAGR of 13.8 per cent per annum in Data Centre space over the next decade.

iii)      The key drivers for Data Centre growth over the last decade include video, OTT services & cloud services – with content and networking also being important customer segments. Cloud services have become the largest customer segment for Data Centre Providers worldwide.

  1. iv)The drive for market consolidation in North America and Europe has continued – with Equinix, Digital Realty and NTT Data Centres Ltd becoming the largest Data Centre Providers both worldwide and in a series of Tier1 metro markets worldwide.

Other key trends identified in the report over the last decade include the following:

  • The emergence of the Hyperscale Data Centre– Hyperscale Data Centres have become the standard for Data Centre design allowing scalability and flexibility of layout with the adaptability to cater for more power or different standards of resilience or tiers in one facility.
  • The introduction of software fabrics to improve monitoring & operations– Services such as Platform Equinix & Platform Digital provide remote monitoring of power and utilisation, with real-time alerts & information provided leading eventually to predictive analysis using machine learning.
  • New Data Centre technology is being adopted first by the Cloud Service Provider– with web-based interfaces and software fabric providing metrics on power usage, carbon reduction, utilisation, which is then adopted by the wider Data Centre community.
  • There is a move to more Data Centre market consolidation– Particularly in Europe a number of US Data Centres – including Vantage, CyrusOne, Iron Mountain, QTS and T5 – are growing by acquisition in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland and the UK.
  • To date the Data Centre markets of India, Africa and South America have been under-exploited– Digital Realty (Brazil) and Equinix (Mexico) have recently made investments in South America, but the markets have the potential for additional growth with large populations and rapid increase in internet and content streaming usage.
  • Finally, new forms of external finance are being used to expand Data Centre growth– for example GDS (a Chinese Data Centre Provider) and Equinix have separately enlisted the Singaporean wealth fund GIC to form a joint venture to provide Hyperscale Data Centres.

About the Data Centre Decade Report:

The Data Centre Decade report provides a unique survey of the third-party Data Centre market worldwide segmented into three regions comprising the EMEA, Americas and the Asia-Pacific.

It provides a comprehensive summary of the key developments from 2010 to the end of 2019 including Data Centre space and power by region (EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Americas), the key Data Centre developments over the period, profiles of the key Data Centre Providers, the main market drivers and Data Centre acquisitions and mergers.

Finally, the report provides a forecast for the next Data Centre Decade (from 2020 to 2030) including forecast power and space by region and the key trends including Data Centre sustainability, design and technology trends.

The Data Centre Decade report costs GBP £1,995 for a single user licence.

  • Published: Wednesday 8thJuly 2020
  • Number of pages: 149
  • Number of figures: 106

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. UK Data Centre Trends Tracker Report January 2020
  3. Data Centre Landscape Europe 2020 (17 Countries)
  4. China Data Centre Market Report 2020 – 2025
  5. Caribbean Data Centre Report 2020
  6. Middle East Data Centre Report 2017 – 2020
  7. Africa Data Centre Pricing Report 2015 – 2020
  8. USA Data Centre Pricing Tracker 2019
  9. Asia-Pacific Data Centre Pricing Tracker 2019
  10. Data Centres at a Time of Pandemic – Weathering the Storm Report (PLUS Revised DC Space Forecast 2020)

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

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