The Middle East Data Centre 2017 to 2020 report has been extensively updated since the 2016 edition. It includes average pricing (rack space and m2 space), key Data Centre profiles, the Data Centre ecosystem, DCCP power, Data Centre raised floor space and forecasts for each of the six Gulf States.
The Middle East region is an increasingly important market for Data Centre providers, and continues to see growth in the development of new Data Centre facilities in the six Gulf States of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
The report reveals that new Data Centre facilities in the region continue to be constructed for three key reasons:
a) To support Government initiatives - including the creation of a National Data Centre, as part of an overall national IT or economic development plan
b) To expand Telecoms Provider services – with Telecoms Providers expanding their colocation, hosting or cloud services using new highly connected Data Centre facilities
c) To provide Data Centre facilities for IT services - in order to offer additional IT services and 3rd party outsourcing services including cloud & application services.
In this report, it identifies some 32 Data Centre providers with some 70 Data Centre facilities across the six Gulf State countries surveyed in the Middle East region.
From the 32 Data Centre providers identified in the Gulf States region, the majority (54% by the total number of facilities) - are using a telecoms-based business model.
The report covers:
- Average pricing (rack space and m2 space)
- Profile on each country and details on the players in the markets
- Profiles of 10 Key Data Centre
- The Data Centre ecosystem,
- DCCP power
- Data Centre raised floor space
- and a forecast end 2017 to 2020 for each of the six Gulf States
Chapter I: The Data Centre landscape in the Middle East Countries
1.2 The Data Centre landscape in the Middle East countries
1.3 The growth by Data Centre country market
1.4 Key point Summary
Chapter II: Data Centre Country Market Profiles (the same structure for each of the six countries)
2.2 Data Centre landscape
2.3 Data Centre profiles
2.4 Data Centgre Customer Power (in MW)
2.5 Data Centre Raised Floor Space in (in M2)
2.6 Data Centre Pricing
2.7 Data Centre forecast – from the end of 2017 to the end of 2020
Chapter III: Outlook for the Middle East Data Centre
3.2 Key new Data Centre buil outs in the Middle East
3.3 Key trends for Middle East Data Centre facilities
3.4 Consolidated forecasts for Data Centres in the M. East to the end of 2020
3.5 Forecasts for M. East Data Centre raised floor space in m2 to the end of 2020
3.6 Forecasts for M. East Data Customer Centre Power in MW to the end of 2020
3.7 Constraints for Middle East Data Centre growth
3.8 Key Point Summary
Chapter IV: Outlook for the Middle East Data Centre
4.2 Equinix Data Centre Profile
4.3 Etisalat Data Centre Profile
4.4 Injazat Data Suystes Profile
4.5 Khazna Data Centre Profiles
4.6 Mobily Data Centre Profile
4.7 Oman Data Centre Profile
4.8 Ooredoo Data Centre Profile
4.9 STC Data Centre profile
4.10 Key Point Summary
Chapter V: Conclusions – Data Centre Middle East – from the end of 2017 to the end of 2020
Figures and Charts - a total of 38.
This latest Middle East Data Centre 2017 to 2020 report finds that Data Centre Providers in the six Gulf States (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & the UAE) are reducing investment in new Data Centres in favour of expanding their existing Data Centre facilities.
The report identifies 32 third party Data Centre Providers with 70 Data Centre facilities in the six Gulf States, with the majority of facilities located in Saudia Arabia and the UAE. The two countries of Saudi Arabia and the UAE account for almost two-thirds of Data Centre raised floor space and Data Centre Customer Power (DCCP) in the region.
Over the past year there has been selected expansion of existing Data Centre facilities with additional space and power – and also monitoring capabilities – in the region. Data Centre Providers including Batelco Data Centre (Bahrain), Ooredoo Data Centre (Qatar), Integrated Technology Co (ITC - Saudi Arabia) and Equinix (UAE).
But the Gulf States have also seen the expansion of the Global Cloud Service Providers - with IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud and Alibaba Cloud establishing cloud nodes in the region. AWS (Amazon Web Services) has opened sales offices in Dubai (UAE) and Manama (Bahrain). Local cloud providers are also offering cloud services, typically reselling Microsoft Cloud, Google Cloud and AWS Cloud services.
The Middle East region is seeing growth in other parts of the IT ecosystem, with Governments in Oman and Qatar investing in national Fibre Broadband projects with some also trialing cloud hosting as part of an eGovernment initiative for selected Government departments.
Although the fall in the global oil price has reduced the number of new-build Data Centre projects in the Middle East region, some Data Centre Providers believe that the squeeze on capital intensive Data Centre build-outs is assisting the growth in third party hosting services from both enterprises and Government departments for the first time – with hosted IT & cloud gaining acceptance.
The report finds that Rackspace and m2 space rentals in the region remain high – with standard Rackspace ranging from over USD $1,000 to USD $1,200 per month (without power). The high cost of local in-country fibre services can be a significant barrier to providing connectivity between Data Centre facilities in the Gulf States – with monthly rentals being significantly higher than in Europe or Asia.
Overall the new report finds that the Gulf State countries are undergoing a period of transition, as capital spending is reduced more efficiency is being sought from existing IT assets, and is spurring the use of cloud services as well as third party Data Centre facilities.
- AWS (Amazon Web Services)
- Alibaba Cloud
- Equinix Data Centre Profile
- Etisalat Data Centre Profile
- IBM Cloud
- Injazat Data Suystes Profile
- Khazna Data Centre Profiles
- Mobily Data Centre Profile
- Oman Data Centre Profile
- Ooredoo Data Centre Profile
- Oracle Cloud
- STC Data Centre profile