Whether it’s for business or education, entertainment or shopping, nearly every financial transaction, phone call or text, movie download or Internet search either now takes place or is recorded in a data center.
Globally, the number of people working in or for data centers increased to approximately 585,000 in 2014 and to an estimated 620,000 in 2015. This number includes facility staff and managers, IT and network managers, engineers and project managers, technical specialists and directors and C-level managers.
Dell will become the largest full-range IT supplier later in 2015, following IBM’s offloads and HP’s decision to split off its PC and printer business to HP Inc. As a private company, it is able to focus more clearly on its customers’ needs. It has become mainly an enterprise supplier over the past few years, though it retains a strong presence in the consumer PC market.
On 11 February 2015, European data center operators TelecityGroup plc and Interxion Holdings NV announced their intention to merge, subject to a binding agreement and director, shareholder and regulatory approval. Investors and markets welcomed the news, sending both stocks up over 15% on the day.
CoreSite Realty Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) which operates data centers in eight key markets in the US with more than 2.7m gross sq ft of space, 1.5m sq ft of which is existing data center space. The 17th facility came online in late 2014
Founded 30 years ago, Cisco designs and sells software, hardware, networking and communications-technology services. Although the company has made forays into the consumer market, it is best known as a world-leading provider of IP networking equipment, supplying about four-fifths of the infrastructure that powers the Internet.
Telehouse is a carrier-neutral provider of colocation and managed data center services, operating a network of 42 data centers in 24 cities in 13 countries in Asia,Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and North America. Expansions in existing markets that are scheduled to open in 2015 and 2016 will take the company’s total footprint to 371,000m2 in 45 data centers.
Equinix, Inc. provides network-neutral colocation and related interconnection and managed IT infrastructure services via a network of 101 data centers in 32 key metropolitan areas in 15 countries in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC).
Over the past decade, the European data center industry has come to be regarded as a crucial foundation for the growth of the Digital Economy. This has coincided with a period of rapid data center expansion and evolution.
This Market Abstract focuses on the German data center market and includes context on the European market and other major hubs (London, Paris and Amsterdam) that are also located in Western Europe. Other DCDi Market Abstracts focus on Toronto, New York, San Francisco and other city/regional hubs, and on other globally important country markets.
A number of key trends recur through the analysis of individual markets in this report. These trends include the shift from in-house facilities towards colocation and outsourced space, the shift from physical servers towards virtualized and software-defined architectures and cloud-enabled services and the blurring of the traditional boundaries between capital investment and operating costs.
The outlook for the colocation market in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) is cautiously positive, despite global economic uncertainty associated with Western sanctions on Russia over the conflict with Ukraine.
This report has been prepared as part of DCD Intelligence’s range of regional profile and analysis reports. It includes information and analysis from the four annual Census surveys conducted between 2011 and 2014, and includes information on Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Peru and the collective markets of Central America and the Caribbean.
This report analyzes the market for colocation and other data center services in the six countries that comprise the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman. In addition to analyzing the key trends and major developments shaping the market for commercial data center services in these countries, the report examines the leading service providers with a focus on their business models and strategies.
The report assesses the business climate and provides an overview of the political and security risks. It also evaluates the market attractiveness for potential investors, as well as identifying the leading providers of data center services, their geographic scope, connectivity and strategies.This report covers the commercial data center landscape in Central America, describing current market conditions of a region until recently long overlooked by foreign investors.
This report has been prepared as part of DCD Intelligence’s range of Regional Profile & Analysis Reports. It includes information & analysis from the 2011, 2012 & 2013 Census surveys & covers the United States and Canada.
This report has been prepared as part of DCD Intelligence’s range of Regional Profile and Analysis Reports. It includes information and analysis from the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Census surveys and covers Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina,Peru as well as the collective markets of Central America and the Caribbean.
This report has been prepared as part of DCD Intelligence’s range of Regional Profile & Analysis Reports. It includes information & analysis from the 2011, 2012 & 2013 Census surveys & covers Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. This report includes information on the regional data center market in terms of: