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Europe Middle East And Africa (EMEA) Data Center Blade Server Market - Forecasts from 2021 to 2026

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  • 91 Pages
  • September 2021
  • Region: Africa, Europe, Middle East
  • Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence LLP
  • ID: 5457579
The EMEA data center blade server market was valued at US$5.316 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.17% over the forecast period to reach a market size of US$9.211 billion by 2026.

A blade server is a high-density, small, portable device that houses a computer that is used to manage and distribute data in an entire network. This device serves as an interface between computers, programs, applications, and systems. Essentially, a blade server is a modularly designed server computer that is optimized for using a minimum amount of physical space and energy. Most often, these are used by large data centers due to the fact that they need to maximize their space and power capacity utilization and efficiency, have high computing requirements, and can support a higher thermal and electrical load.
  • Since data traffic is growing in the Middle East and North Africa tremendously, the server market is experiencing growth. Market demand for ODM servers is increasing. IT infrastructure is being adopted by data center operators to support high-end data processing. Using IoT, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, enterprises in the region are slowly moving to blade servers to support a high-density operating environment. Furthermore, the product is relatively cheaper, as each server blade is not comprised of separate infrastructure and chassis.
  • A growing number of data centers are being built in Eastern Europe, which is driving the increased demand for blade servers there. 'Data4', a French data center company, is investing €100 million in its first campus in Poland within three years, and €200 million by 2025. The company is owned by AXA Investment Managers that operate 21 data centers in France, Italy, Luxembourg, and Spain.

EMEA's growth in blade servers is driven by an increase in IT investments, automation, and virtualization. As Europe's data centers are expanding and the need for density optimization is growing, blade servers are becoming more popular in the region. Nevertheless, high investments required for blade server adoption can constrain the market's growth. Having to install racks or other hardware as part of the network infrastructure might result in higher adoption costs, which could be a hindrance to growth.

In terms of data center infrastructure, international corporations providing cloud services have partnered with third-party vendors to support their services with high-capacity data centers and blade servers to reduce operational costs. African countries have already adopted cloud computing in the last decade. Banks, for instance, have increasingly switched to cloud services like Amazon Web Services, Heroku, and Microsoft Azure that traditionally operated in-house servers and storage facilities.

Growth Factors:

Acceptance for technology:

The adaptation of digitalization is driving a requirement for data accumulation which can fuel the market. The deployment of 5G commercial networks has caused an increase in demand for high-speed internet in tier II and tier III cities throughout the Middle East. Hyperscale facilities will connect multiple edge data centers, creating a decentralized data center model. The Saudi Arabian market has been a leader in the expansion of 5G networks, with telecom companies Zain, Saudi Telcom Company, and MOBILY contributing significantly.

Usage of renewable energy:

Renewable energy is the top priority of all the economies in the world and this is a key driver for the server blade market due to its minimum usage of energy.

As part of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, by 2025? 75% of the power supplied to data centers in Europe must come from renewable energy sources, with 100% by December 31, 2030. This announcement is expected to boost the growth of the data center blade server market in Europe. The major investors in renewable energy initiatives are hyperscale data center providers. (Source: eudca.org)

By switching to less carbon-intensive fuels, data center operators and service providers are protecting the massive investments in generators. Microsoft and Kao Data both have alternative fuel initiatives at their data centers in Europe. At its UK campus in Harlow, Kao Data said it converted all backup generators to HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil), reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide. particulate matter.

Rise of Gaming Industry:

The EU's digital ambition will have an increasingly important impact on Europe's games ecosystem as a result of this commitment to innovation, economic growth, and progress. A rapidly growing segment of Europe's creative industries, video games represent one of Europe's most compelling economic sectors. Video game companies have increasingly moved to the cloud, due to the evolution of Europe's games ecosystem, which has produced generations of technology and creative talent. Cloud gaming services have recently appeared in the services lists of major tech and gaming companies, from PlayStation Now of Sony to the xCloud powered by Microsoft. File sharing, hosting of the virtual server platform, SSL encryption, and hosting of databases and applications are among its functionality. By enhancing storage capacity and reducing administration costs, Blade servers improve server performance.


High capital investment:

Datacenter blade servers are expected to be constrained by high capital investment costs associated with integrating expensive technology. As compared to rack servers, blade servers have a higher initial cost, which in turn limits their market growth. Meanwhile, difficulties associated with blade server installation and restrictions on storage and expansion are hampering blade server market development in the Asia Pacific.

Impact of COVID-19 on the EMEA Data Center Blade Server Market

  • COVID-19 has increased the need for shared infrastructure. Colocation spaces have increased across APAC due to government-sanctioned lockdowns and the increased availability of internet services. Many companies in the IT sector, BFSI sector, hospitals, and education sector are enabling remote work for employees. Cloud-based services are being utilized by government agencies to secure state data. Colocation services have also grown in demand due to the online teaching model in the education sector. Zoom, WebEx, and Google Meet have become increasingly popular video conferencing platforms. With the COVID-19 outbreak, the use of online shopping has increased greatly. As a result, it induced demand for data centers, colocation service providers experienced strong uptake from existing customers. Due to the pandemic, new business models emerged, such as cloud hosting, video conferencing, and colocation services. As a result, cloud services expanded tremendously, which in turn is driving the growth of the data center blade server market.

Competitive Insight:

A number of significant players are present in the data center blade server market, which is moderately consolidated. Additionally, these companies invest constantly in acquiring and partnering with other companies to reach new markets. The barrier to entry for new players is also high as companies need more initial capital to enter the market.
  • Saudi Fransi Capital and Al Moammar Information Systems (MIS) have established a new $933 million fund for the construction of data centers throughout Saudi Arabia. A total of 90MW of power capacity will be developed through the fund's first phase, which includes investments in 12MW of power capacity.
  • China-based Huawei has begun construction on two data centers in South Africa and plans to expand them in Nigeria and Kenya. Microsoft opened its first data centers in South Africa - in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Microsoft also signed an agreement with Telecom Egypt to develop and expand its cloud facilities to the region.
  • Du, a major telecom operator in the UAE, has partnered with Ericsson to transform its RAN 5G network using Ericsson's Radio System portfolio. As part of the launch, Etisalat also deployed 5G Fixed Network in UAE homes. Due to these deployments, increasing modular infrastructure offerings will become available for data center power. The North African government and telecom companies are collaborating on the deployment of 5G in the upcoming years. Several Moroccan telecommunications companies, including Maroc Telecom, Orange, and Inwi, are cooperating with Huawei to launch 5G services.


By Data Center Type

  • Tier 1
  • Tier 2
  • Tier 3
  • Tier 4

By Service

  • Professional Services
  • Consulting Services
  • Installation and Support Services

By End-User

  • Large Size Organization
  • Small Size Organization
  • Medium Size Organization

By Vertical

  • IT and Telecom
  • Manufacturing
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI)
  • Retail
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Others

By Geography

  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Others

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation
2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions
3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. The threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Function
4.4. Value Chain Analysis
5. Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Data Center Blade Server Market Analysis, By Data Center Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Tier 1
5.3. Tier 2
5.4. Tier 3
5.5. Tier 4
6. Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Data Center Blade Server Market Analysis, By Service
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Professional Services
6.3. Consulting Services
6.4. Installation and Support Services
7. Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Data Center Blade Server Market Analysis, By End User
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Large Size Organization
7.3. Small Size Organization
7.4. Medium Size Organization
8. Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Data Center Blade Server Market Analysis, By Vertical
8.1. Introduction
8.2. IT and Telecom
8.3. Manufacturing
8.4. Media and Entertainment
8.5. Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI)
8.6. Retail
8.7. Government
8.8. Healthcare
8.9. Others
9. Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Data Center Blade Server Market Analysis, By Geography
9.1. Introduction
9.2. United Kingdom
9.3. Germany
9.4. France
9.5. Spain
9.6. Italy
9.7. Others
10. Competitive Environment and Analysis
10.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
10.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
10.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
10.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix
11. Company Profiles
11.1. Dell
11.2. Cisco
11.3. Huawei
11.4. IBM
11.5. Lenovo
11.6. Inspur Systems
11.7. Fujitsu
11.8. NEC Corporation
11.9. INAP
11.10. AWS

Companies Mentioned

  • Dell
  • Cisco
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Lenovo
  • Inspur Systems
  • Fujitsu
  • NEC Corporation
  • INAP
  • AWS



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