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Global Data Center Colocation Market- Growth, Trends And Forecast (2016-2021)

  • September 2016
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  • Mordor Intelligence LLP
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  • 202 pages

The global data center colocation market is expected to grow from $25.07 billion in 2014 to $50.18 billion by the end of 2020 at a CAGR of 12.26%. This is being driven by the increasing concerns regarding the expenses associated with running a data center. Data storage and non-availability of strategic location for data centers has always been a key issues faced by the organizations in the today’s environment. There has been increase in the investments expenses along with the increasing cost to maintain the infrastructure faced by the organizations. Deployment of data center colocation has led enterprises to cut down their maintenance cost and has increased safety & high bandwidth availability.

With businesses expanding globally, the need for space and utilities has increased to unprecedented levels. Data Center colocation helps  businesses to strengthen operation  in their specific industries by taking advantage of high quality managed data center services. This is enabling companies to focus on revenue generation by streamlining their workflows and reducing operating IT expenses.

The demand for colocation services is on the rise and vendors are now providing unique scalability features with increased control to enterprises. Colocation providers are partnering with cloud providers or hardware vendors to offer turnkey clouds � for their colocation clients. The level  of flexibility now being offered by colocation providers is unprecedented with solutions ranging from simple data warehousing to high velocity data analytics solutions. These features along with the reduced expenses and greater ease of use make colocation a very lucrative business for investment.

Data center Management is currently undergoing transformation.  Data Center managers are struggling to keep abreast with growing capacity needs while working under the constraints of tightened budgets and energy efficiency initiatives. Under this norm, managers are working towards adopting colocation as a viable solution.

Colocation enables companies to rent specific space to house their servers along with the servers of other companies in a common physical location. Colocation offers the flexibility to upscale or downscale a company’s technology as per their requirements. Another major advantage of colocation is cost savings. The present market scenario is forcing companies to keep check on the spending pattern  and hence, focus on cost savings is expected to be a major driver for the growth of the data center colocation market. Whereas regulatory & compliance problems, fluctuating operating expenditure and location of these colocation centers not ideal for firms are some of the key challenges faced by the industry/market.

The global data center colocation market has been segmented into different types of solutions and verticals. On the basis of type of solutions the market has been bifurcated into retail colocation and wholesale colocation. Whereas, by verticals the market has been segmented into banking/financial services, manufacturing, technology, energy, healthcare, central/local government, entertainment and media and others.

In 2015, wholesale colocation held the largest market share in the data center colocation market owing to availability of lower power and space availability at the wholesaler site/market.

The market has also been geographically segmented into North America (United States and Canada), Europe (United Kingdom, Germany, France and others), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Australia and others), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and others) and Middle East and Africa (United Arab Emirates, South Africa and others).

North America leads the colocation market with 1,294 colocation centers in the US alone. This is followed by the European market, especially London, Paris and Amsterdam. The APAC market is growing rapidly with nearly 300 centers. India leads the way with 100 centers with an immense scope for expansion.  

Some of the companies mentioned in the report are AT&T, IBM, Fujitsu, Reliance Communications, Tata Communications, China Telecom Corporation, British Telecom and NTT Communications.

Key Deliverables in the Study

Market analysis for the global data center colocation market with region specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales
Market definition along with the identification of key


Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market shares
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the data center colocation market on both global and regional scales
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information
A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market
Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped


Table Of Contents

Global Data Center Colocation Market- Growth, Trends And Forecast (2016-2021)
1. Introduction

                      1.1 Study Deliverables

                      1.2 Market Definition

                      1.3 Sizing Units

                      1.4 Base Currencey

                      1.5 Review and Forecast Period Years

                      1.6 General Study Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

                      2.1 Introduction

                      2.2 Analysis Methodology

                      2.3 Econometric Forecast Model

                      2.4 Research Assumptions

3. Executive Summary    

4. Market Overview

4.1 Overview

4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porterand#39;s 5 Force Analysis

4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

4.3.3 Threat from new entrants

4.3.4 Threat from substitute products

4.3.5 Competitive rivalry within the industry

4.4 Industry Policies

   5. Drivers, Constraints and Opportunities

5.1 Drivers

5.1.1 Cost Savings for the companies

5.1.2 Added Security for firms

5.2 Constraints

5.2.1 Regulatory Compliance Problems

5.2.2 Location of these colocation centers not ideal for firms

5.3 Opportunities

5.3.1 Expansion in Asia Pacific Region

   6. Technology Snapshot

6.1 Overview

6.2 Recent Developments

   7. Global Data Centre Colocation Market, by type of solutions

7.1 Retail Colocation

7.2 Wholesale Colocation

   8. Global Data Centre Colocation Market, by Verticals

8.1 Banking/Financial Services

8.2 Manufacturing

8.3 Technology

8.4 Energy

8.5 Healthcare

8.6 Central/Local Government

8.7 Entertainment and Media

8.8 Others

   9. Global Data Center Colocation Market, by Region

9.1 Introduction

9.2 North America

9.2.1 Overview

9.2.2 Major Countries United States Canada

9.3 Europe

9.3.1 Overview

9.3.2 Major Countries United Kingdom Germany France Others

9.4 Asia-Pacific

9.4.1 Overview

9.4.2 Major Countries China India Australia Others

9.5 Latin America

9.5.1 Overview

9.5.2 Major Countries Brazil Mexico Argentina Others

9.6 Middle East and Africa

9.6.1 Overview

9.6.2 Major Countries United Arab Emirates South Africa Others

   10. Company Profiles

10.1 ATandT

10.2 IBM

10.3 NTT Communications

10.4 Verizon Terremark

10.5 Fujitsu

10.6 Reliance Communications

10.7 SoftBank

10.8 Tata Communications

10.9 China Telecom Corporation

10.10 British Telecom

10.11 KT Corporation

   11. Challengers

11.1 Level 3 Communications Inc.

11.2 Interxion

11.3 Telefonica

11.4 Deutsche Telekom AG

11.5 CenturyLink Inc.

   12. Competitive Landscape

12.1 Deal Summary

12.1.1 Acquisition

12.1.2 Private Equity

12.1.3 Equity Offerings

12.1.4 Debt Offerings

12.1.5 Partnerships

12.1.6 Asset Transactions

12.2 Recent Developments

12.2.1 New Technology Inventions

12.2.2 New Contract Announcements

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