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DUBLIN, February 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “Middle East and Africa Data Center Market – Industry Outlook & Forecast 2022-2027″ report has been added to from offer.

the Middle East and Africa the data center market has seen investments of $6.55 billion in 2021 and will see investments of $12.19 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 10.90% over the period 2022-2027.

the Middle East & African countries are working to embrace digital transformation to attract foreign investment. Moreover, the deployment of the 5G network is fueling digital transformation, IoT, smart cities and the fourth industrial revolution.

the Middle East & Africa The data center market has attracted significant investment in recent years, led by countries such as Israel, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkeythe bucket, South Africa, Kenya, Egyptand Nigeria.

Investments in submarine cables in the Middle East and the African region have grown tremendously over the years, with government and companies continuously building fiber infrastructure for better connectivity with other countries, which will further drive data center investment.

Submarine cables such as Africa-1, 2Africa, India Europe Xpress (IEX), Oman Australia Cable (OAC), PEACE cable, Equiano and METISS are expected to be functional during the forecast period.

Telecom service providers and global colocation operators are the major investors in the data center industry in the Middle East& Africa Region. Major cloud service providers are expected to expand their presence in the region during the forecast period.


In the IT infrastructure segment, significant revenue is generated from servers as the growth in data generation fuels the demand for faster processing and efficient servers. This is followed by storage revenue due to the growing adoption of flash storage among data centers and network infrastructure revenue in the Middle East and Africa data center market.

Investment in data center cooling is 15-20% of total data center construction investment, excluding IT infrastructure adoption. Cooling systems and IT infrastructure are major energy consumers in data centers.

The general construction segment involves multiple parties with the presence of multiple vendors in the Middle East & Africa data center market. In addition to construction, installation and commissioning services, data centers also invest primarily in improving physical security, monitoring and facility management through center infrastructure management. data (DCIM) in real time.

The water consumption of CRAH units plays a key role in their adoption and is likely to be considered when selecting suppliers. These units are installed in data centers in a hot/cold aisle containment design, with different airflow paths for cold air in and hot air out from the center computer room of data. Data centers are now being built with flexible designs, where additional or large capacity units can be integrated in days or weeks, depending on customer needs.


In 2021, in the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates was the main contributor with investments in more than 10 data centers. In Africa, South Africa witnessed the major investments of around six data centers, followed by Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egyptand Morocco

In terms of 5G network deployment, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Turkey, Israeland Qatar witnessed deployments of 5G networks on a commercial and trial basis.

The bucket, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Omanand Israel have witnessed investments in the development of smart cities to power Middle East data center market growth. In Africaseveral government agencies have taken initiatives to develop special economic zones and industrial parks offer tax exemptions for the development of data centers


Global cloud service providers such as AWS, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, SAP and Tencentamong others, expand their presence with new cloud regions in the Middle East & Africa Region. These providers already have a strong physical presence in metropolises and are major users of high density, mission-critical servers, storage and networking infrastructure.

HPE, Dell Technologies, IBM, Huawei, Lenovo, NetApp, and Cisco Systems are among the top IT infrastructure revenue generators in the market. Innovations in the field of IT infrastructure will result in the launch of new solutions at an affordable cost that meet the operational business needs of enterprises and have a strong presence in the market.

Flash storage arrays that meet the performance requirements of Middle East & Africa businesses will experience higher market adoption. Flash will become a mandatory storage platform for I/O intensive workloads among organizations in the coming years.


Opportunities and market trends

  • 5G Deployments Fuel Edge Data Center Deployment
  • Smart city initiatives drive investment in data centers
  • Deployment of submarine cables and inland cables
  • Increased adoption of renewable energy sources
  • Installation of advanced IT infrastructure in data centers

Market Growth Drivers

  • Cloud Adoption Drives Data Center Investments
  • Big Data and IOT are fueling data center investments
  • Migration of on-premises infrastructure to colocation and managed services
  • Deployment of Modular Data Centers
  • Impact of Covid-19 on data center investments

Market constraints

  • Data Center Security Challenges
  • Shortage of skilled labor
  • Location Constraints on Data Center Development


Top IT Infrastructure Providers

  • Arista Networks
  • Atos
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Fujitsu
  • Hitachi Vantara
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • Huawei technology
  • IBM
  • Infuse
  • Juniper Networks
  • Lenovo
  • NetApp
  • Oracle

Top Support Infrastructure Providers

  • 4Energy
  • ABB
  • Airedale International Air Conditioning
  • Alfa Laval
  • canovate
  • caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Delta Electronics
  • EAE Group
  • eaton
  • Enlogical
  • enrogens
  • HITEC power protection
  • Johnson Controls
  • Great
  • Mastering energy technologies
  • Rittal
  • Rolls Royce
  • Schneider-Electric
  • Shenzhen Envicool Technology
  • Siemens
  • Vertiv Group

Main construction contractors

  • Abbeydale Projects
  • Advanced Vision Morocco
  • Aldar Properties
  • Anel Group
  • Arup
  • Ashi & Bushnag
  • Atkins
  • B2 Architects
  • DC heat pump
  • Chess companies
  • Copy group of chats
  • Dar Group
  • DC Pro Engineering
  • deer
  • Estra-Solutions
  • Edarat Group
  • EDS engineers
  • Egyptian
  • EGEC
  • ENMAR Engineering
  • Harinsa Qatar (Headquarters)
  • HHM construction contract
  • International Hill
  • H&MV Engineering
  • ICS Network
  • Ingenium Engineers
  • INT’LTEC Group
  • ISG
  • Interkel
  • JLB Architects
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • line of sight
  • M+F Group (EXYTE)
  • mass
  • Mercury Engineering
  • McLaren-Building
  • MWK Engineering
  • Orascom construction
  • Prota Engineering
  • Qatar site and electricity
  • RED Engineering
  • Royal HaskoningDHV
  • RW Armstrong
  • Agitator group
  • Sterling & Wilson
  • Summit Technology Solutions
  • Tri-Star construction
  • Turner and Townsend
  • United Egypt
  • Westwood Management

Top Data Center Investors

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Data centers in Africa
  • Bynet data communications
  • EdgeConneX
  • equinix
  • Etisalat
  • Future Digital Data Systems (FDDS)
  • Group 42
  • Gulf Data Center
  • io (Digital Real Estate)
  • IXAfrica
  • Hub Moro
  • Meeza
  • Microsoft
  • MainOne(MDXi)
  • NTT Global Data Centers
  • Ooredoo
  • Paratus Namibia
  • center of the rack
  • Raxio Data Centers
  • Turkcell
  • Telecom Egypt
  • Teraco Data Environments
  • Wingu
  • Zain

New entrants

  • Infinite
  • Open Access Data Centers (OADC)
  • Vantage Data Centers

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