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Italy Data Center Market - Investment Analysis & Growth Opportunities 2022-2027

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  • 114 Pages
  • September 2022
  • Region: Italy
  • Arizton
  • ID: 5661119
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This report analyses the Italy data center market share. It elaboratively analyses the existing and upcoming facilities and investments in IT, electrical, mechanical infrastructure, general construction, and tier standards. It discusses market sizing and investment estimation for different segments.

The increase in the adoption of cloud-based services in the country is driving the establishment of cloud regions by major cloud service providers such as Google, Oracle, Microsoft, and Huawei. The Digital Italy 2026 plan has been launched in Italy to aid the digitization of the government/public institutions and improve the implementation of cloud services, boosting data center investments in the country by colocation and hyperscale operators.

The Italy data center market will be heavily witnessing greenfield construction. Colocation providers are investing significantly, making them one of the major drivers for generating revenue for sub-contractors and general contractors in the industry. Initiatives are being taken by the Italian government to set up free trade and special economic zones, benefiting enterprises, industries, and operators to lower the tax burden. Numerous submarine cable deployments were observed in the country. For instance, Africa-1 is expected to be ready for service in 2023 and connect Italy to various parts of the world, which will aid in more data center investments.


a) The Italy data center market is one of the emerging markets in the Western European region. The emergence is supported by the factors such as 5G deployments, increasing adoption of cloud services, growing connectivity through submarine cables, and others.
b) Milan is a prominent location for facilities development in the country. It is home to colocation operators such as Equinix, Aruba, Irideos, MIX, BT Italia, and more.
c) Cloud demand is significantly increasing in the country, due to which major cloud service providers are planning to set up cloud regions. There are significant investments by hyperscale operators such as Google and Oracle. For instance, Oracle opened a cloud region in Milan in December 2021.
d) Italy is the third largest European producer of renewable energy. The country generated maximum renewable energy through water sources (hydroelectricity). Currently, 40% of the country’s electricity is generated through the renewable mean of energy.
e) Italy is witnessing the entry of new operators into the industry. For instance, in August 2022, Compass Datacenter entered the country’s market in partnership with Hines in plans to develop a 48 MW data center facility.


  • Market size available in the investment, area, power capacity, and the Italy colocation market revenue.
  • An assessment of the investment in Italy by colocation and enterprise operators.
  • Investments in the area (square feet) and power capacity (MW) across locations in the country.
  • A detailed study of the existing market landscape, an in-depth industry analysis, and insightful predictions about the Italy data center market size during the forecast period.
  • Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party data center facilities in Italy
  • Facilities Covered (Existing): 47
  • Facilities Identified (Upcoming): 6
  • Coverage: 2 Cities
  • Existing vs. Upcoming (Area)
  • Existing vs. Upcoming (IT Load Capacity)
  • Data center colocation market in Italy
  • Market Revenue & Forecast (2021-2027)
  • Wholesale vs. Retail Revenue & Forecast (2021-2027)
  • Retail Colocation Pricing
  • Wholesale Colocation Pricing
  • The Italy market landscape investments are classified into IT, power, cooling, and general construction services with sizing and forecast.
  • A comprehensive analysis of the latest trends, growth rate, potential opportunities, growth restraints, and prospects for the industry.
  • Business overview and product offerings of prominent IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors, support infrastructure providers, and investors operating in the industry.
  • A transparent research methodology and the analysis of the demand and supply aspects of the market.


1. Some strategic investors in the Italy data center market include Equinix, Aruba, DATA4, Telecom Italia, Seeweb, Stack Infrastructure (SUPERNAP Italia), Irideos, Retelit, Fastweb, and BT Italia.
2. In 2021, the region witnessed investments from major companies such as Aruba, Vantage, and Telecom Italia (TIM), among others.
3. The industry has witnessed investments from some new market entrants by acquiring or partnering with regional companies, such as Compass Datacenters and Stack Infrastructure.
4. The construction contractors in the country have both global and local presence, supplying major operators in the market - for instance, AECOM, Future-tech, ISG, and others. There is a slight fluctuation and variation in construction costs due to land-related activities.
5. There is a significant increase in cloud services in the region, prompting hybrid cloud solutions by vendors such as Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and others.

Major Vendors

IT Infrastructure Providers

  • Atos
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Lenovo
  • NetApp
  • Nutanix
  • Oracle
  • Pure Storage

Data Center Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors

  • Ariatta
  • Eiffage
  • Future-tech
  • ISG
  • In-Site
  • NORMA Engineering
  • Starching

Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Alfa Laval
  • Caterpillar
  • Climaveneta Climate Technologies
  • Cummins
  • Emicon
  • Legrand
  • HiRef
  • Honeywell International
  • Piller Power Systems
  • Munters
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Pramac
  • Rittal
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
  • Socomec
  • Trane Technologies
  • Vertiv

Data Center Investors

  • Aruba
  • Data4 Equinix
  • Microsoft
  • Telecom Italia

New Entrant

  • Geoveda Srl
  • Compass Datacenters
  • Vantage Data Centers
  • STACK Infrastructure (SUPERNAP Italia)


  • Existing Facilities in the region (Area and Power Capacity)
  • Milan
  • Other Cities (Padua, Rome, Piacenza, Pavia, Ancona, Arezzo, Palermo, Frosinone, Bologna, Turin, Venice, Perugia, Pisa, Massarosa)
  • List of Upcoming Facilities in the region (Area and Power Capacity)


The segmentation includes:

  • IT Infrastructure
  • Servers
  • Storage Systems
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • UPS Systems
  • Generators
  • Transfer Switches & Switchgears
  • PDUs
  • Other Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
  • Cooling Systems
  • Rack Cabinets
  • Other Mechanical Infrastructure
  • Cooling Systems
  • CRAC & CRAH Units
  • Chiller Units
  • Cooling Towers, Condensers & Dry Coolers
  • Economizers & Evaporative Coolers
  • Other Cooling Units
  • General Construction
  • Core & Shell Development
  • Installation & commissioning Services
  • Engineering & Building Design
  • Fire Detection & Suppression Systems
  • Physical Security
  • Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)
  • Tier Standard
  • Tier I & Tier II
  • Tier III
  • Tier IV
  • Geography
  • Milan
  • Other Cities


1. How much is the Italy data center market investment expected to grow?
2. What is the growth rate of the Italy data center market?
3. How many data centers have been identified in Italy?
4. Who are the key vendors in the Italy data center market?
5. What are the driving factors for the Italy data center market?

Table of Contents

1. Existing & Upcoming Third-Party Data Centers in the Italy
1.1. Historical Market Scenario
1.2. 75+ Unique Data Center Properties
1.3. Data Center It Load Capacity
1.4. Data Center White Floor Area
1.5. Existing Vs Upcoming Data Center Capacity by Cities
1.6. Cities Covered
1.6.1. Milan
1.6.2. Other Cities
1.7. List of Upcoming Data Center Facilities
2. Investment Opportunities in Italy
2.1. Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Factors of the Italy Market
2.2. Investment Opportunities in the Italy
2.3. Investment by Area
2.4. Investment by Power Capacity
3. Data Center Colocation Market in Italy
3.1. Colocation Services Market in the Italy
3.2. Retail Vs Wholesale Data Center Colocation
3.3. Colocation Pricing (Quarter Rack, Half Rack, Full Rack) & Add-Ons
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Trends
4.3. Market Restraints
5. Market Segmentation
5.1. It Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
5.2. Electrical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
5.3. Mechanical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
5.4. General Construction Services: Market Size & Forecast
6. Tier Standard Investment
6.1. Tier I & Ii
6.2. Tier Iii
6.3. Tier Iv
7. Geography
7.1. Milan
7.2. Other Cities
8. Key Market Participants
8.1. It Infrastructure Providers
8.2. Construction Contractors
8.3. Support Infrastructure Providers
8.4. Data Center Investors
8.5. New Entrants
9. Appendix
9.1. Market Derivation
9.2. Quantitative Summary

Companies Mentioned

  • ABB
  • Alfa Laval
  • Caterpillar
  • Climaveneta Climate Technologies
  • Cummins
  • Emicon
  • Legrand
  • HiRef
  • Honeywell International
  • Piller Power Systems
  • Munters
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Pramac
  • Rittal
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
  • Socomec
  • Trane Technologies
  • Vertiv


Our research comprises a mix of primary and secondary research. The secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to, company websites, annual reports, financial reports, company pipeline charts, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings, journals and conferences, internal proprietary databases, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to the companies operating in any given market.

Primary research involves email interactions with the industry participants across major geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to, CEOs, VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers. We primarily rely on internal research work and internal databases that we have populated over the years. We cross-verify our secondary research findings with the primary respondents participating in the study.