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.
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 drivers and restraints
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
1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Report Description
2. Research Methodology
3. Executive Summary
4. Market Dynamics
4.2.1 Increasing Focus on enhancing Security
4.2.2 Increasing Demand for cost effective solutions
4.3.1 Regulatory Compliances
4.3.2 Unamiable Strategic Locations for Colocation Data Centers
4.4 Opportunities in the market
4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products or Services
4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5. Technology Snapshot
6. Global Data Center Colocation Market Segmentation
6.1 By Type
6.1.1 Retail Colocation
6.1.2 Wholesale Colocation
6.2 By End user
6.2.1 Small Enterprises
6.2.2 Medium sized Enterprises
6.2.3 Large Enterprises.
6.3 By Vertical
6.3.1 Banking/Financial Services
6.3.2 Telecom & IT
6.3.7 Entertainment & Media
6.4 By Geography
6.4.1 North America
126.96.36.199 United States
188.8.131.52 United Kingdom
184.108.40.206 South Korea
6.4.4 Latin America
6.4.5 Middle East and Africa
220.127.116.11 United Arab Emirates
18.104.22.168 Saudi Arabia
22.214.171.124 South Africa
7. Competitive Intelligence – Company Profiles
7.3 NTT Communications
7.4 Verizon Terremark
7.6 Reliance Communications
7.7 SoftBank Group Corporation
7.8 Tata Communications
7.9 China Telecom Corporation Limited
7.10 British Telecommunications Plc.
7.11 KT Corporation
8. Investment Outlook
8.1 Recent mergers and Acquisitions
8.2 Investment Analysis
9. Future of Global Data Center Colocation Market