Africa Data Center Market Outlook and Forecast Report 2021-2026 - Smart City Initiatives Driving Data Center Growth & Rising Adoption of All-Flash Storage Solutions


Dublin, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Data Center Market in Africa - Industry Outlook and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to's offering.

In-depth Analysis and Data-driven Insights on the Impact of COVID-19 Included in this Africa Data Center Market Report

The Africa data center market by investment is expected to grow at a CAGR of approx. 15% during the period 2020-2026.

The Africa data center market size by investment was valued at USD 2 billion in 2020 and is expected to USD 5 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 15% during 2021-2026. The data center market expects to observe growth because of the flurry of factors - renewable power availability, smart city initiatives, and increased support for the digital economy.

Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, and Ethiopia are actively working toward improving the share of renewable energy in the region's electricity generation. Africa is an emerging leader in microgrid capacity.

Grid-connected, on-site energy generation or storage plants help data centers control power costs more efficiently by saving on peak demand costs charged by traditional grid facilities. Both colocation and enterprise operators invest heavily in adopting renewable energy sources to power data centers.


The Africa data center market consists of several IT, electrical, and mechanical service providers. Arista Networks, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei Technologies are a few major IT infrastructure providers in Africa.

The revenue share of server infrastructure declined slightly in Q1 2020 than Q4 2019 due to the eruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, causing disruptions in the supply chain. The procurement of energy-efficient power infrastructure solutions is likely to drive several vendors to the African region.

Varied requirements are prompting vendors to develop innovative products that reduce OPEX. ABB, Eaton, Legrand, Schneider Electric, and Vertiv Group are the leading UPS and rack PDU infrastructure players. Cummins and Caterpillar have a strong presence in the market.

Key Data Center Critical (IT) Infrastructure Providers

  • Arista Networks
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • Huawei Technologies
  • IBM
  • Juniper Networks
  • Lenovo
  • NetApp

Key Data Center Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Eaton
  • Envicool
  • Legrand
  • Rittal
  • Rolls-Royce Power Systems
  • Schneider Electric
  • Vertiv Group

Key Data Center Investors

  • Africa Data Centres
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Internet Technologies Angola (ITA)
  • Inwi
  • IXAfrica
  • MainOne (MDXi)
  • N+ONE
  • Orange
  • PAIX
  • Raxio Group
  • Raya Data Center
  • Teraco Data Environments
  • Wingu

Key Construction Constructors

  • Arup Group
  • Atkins
  • Edarat Group
  • Future-tech
  • ISG
  • Vantage Data Centers

1. How big is the Africa data center market?
2. How many new data centers emerged in the Africa region in 2020?
3. What is the market size for data center racks in Africa?
4. What is the growth rate of the data center market in Nigeria?

Key Topics Covered:

1 Research Methodology

2 Research Objectives

3 Research Process

4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope Of The Study
4.4 Market Segments

5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation

6 Market at a Glance

7 Introduction

8 Market Opportunities & Trends
8.1 Availability Of Renewable Energy
8.2 Smart City Initiatives Driving Data Center Growth
8.3 Government Support To Boost Digital Economy
8.4 Rising Adoption of All-Flash Storage Solutions
8.5 Penetration Of Converged & Hyper Converged Infrastructure Solutions

9 Market Growth Enablers
9.1 COVID-19 Impact On Data Center Demand
9.2 Impact Of Cloud Adoption On Data Center Investments
9.3 Impact Of Big Data & Iot On Data Center Growth
9.4 Rising Investments In Fiber Connectivity
9.5 Migration From On-Premise Infrastructure To Colocation & Managed Services

10 Market Restraints
10.1 Location Constraints For Data Center Construction
10.2 Lack Of Skilled Workforce
10.3 Budget Constraints & Meager Investment Support

11 Market Landscape
11.1 Market Overview
11.2 Investment: Market Size & Forecast
11.3 Area: Market Size & Forecast
11.4 Power Capacity: Market Size & Forecast
11.5 Five Forces Analysis

12 Infrastructure
12.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
12.2 IT Infrastructure
12.3 Electrical Infrastructure
12.4 Mechanical Infrastructure
12.5 General Construction

13 IT Infrastructure
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.2 Server Infrastructure
13.3 Storage Infrastructure
13.4 Network Infrastructure

14 Electrical Infrastructure
14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
14.2 UPS Systems
14.3 Generators
14.4 Transfer Switches & Switchgear
14.5 Power Distribution Units
14.6 Other Electrical Infrastructure

15 Mechanical Infrastructure
15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
15.2 Cooling Systems
15.3 Racks
15.4 Other Mechanical Infrastructure

16 Cooling Systems
16.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
16.2 CRAC & CRAH Units
16.3 Chiller Units
16.4 Cooling Towers, Condensers & Dry Coolers
16.5 Other Cooling Units

17 Cooling Technique
17.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
17.2 Air-Based Cooling Technique
17.3 Liquid-Based Cooling Technique

18 General Construction
18.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
18.2 Building Development
18.3 Installation & Commissioning Services
18.4 Building Design
18.5 Physical Security
18.6 DCIM/BMS Solutions

19 Tier Standards
19.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
19.2 Overview of Tier Standards
19.5 TIER IV

20 Geography
20.1 Geography: Snapshot & Growth Engine
20.2 Area: Snapshot & Growth Engine
20.3 Power Capacity: Snapshot & Growth Engine
20.4 South Africa
20.5 Kenya
20.6 Morocco
20.7 Nigeria
20.8 Egypt

21 Competitive Landscape
21.1 IT Infrastructure
21.2 Electrical Infrastructure
21.3 Mechanical Infrastructure
21.4 General Construction

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