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[December 03, 2021]

Global Data Center Colocation Market Outlook & Forecast 2021-2026: Rising Investment by Cloud Service Providers Across Various Geographies is Accelerating the Colocation Industry

DUBLIN, Dec. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Data Center Colocation Market - Global Outlook & Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to's offering.

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The data center colocation market by investment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.40% during the period 2020-2026.

The colocation market is attractive, with data centers offering a higher return on investment (ROI) than other commercial and industrial properties. In 2021, the increase in digitalization is due to the pandemic, several initiatives taken by different countries, and the deployment of technology such as IoT, big data, 5G, and edge. The rising investment by cloud service providers across various geographies is accelerating the colocation industry globally.


North America is among the top locations in terms of colocation facility market growth. In Canada, cloud providers are seeing volatile growth over the past 2-3 years, resulting in significant growth for wholesale data center providers. In the US, Virginia, Texas, and California are the major markets for colocation operations, followed by Illinois, Georgia, Nevada, and Oregon. Canada is an upcoming market owing to its accessibility to renewable energy sources and low power costs.


COVID-19 has been a catalyst to digitalization initiatives and a solid boost to colocation market growth. An increase in digitalization across businesses will continue to grow the data center investment from colocation services.

The rack power density is expected to grow from an average of 4-6 kW in 2020 to about 10-12 kW in 2026 due to the increased high-performance infrastructure deployment.


Colocation services in data centers are offered through retail and wholesale colocation. In terms of market share, the retail segment continues to dominate the market with around 70% of the market share.

Retail colocation services are likely to grow as several enterprises in developing countries are shifting from traditional server room infrastructure to data centers.


Prominent Data Center Colocation Providers

  • 21Vianet Group
  • China Telecom
  • Colt Data Centre Services (COLT DCS)
  • Compass Datacenters
  • CoreSite Realty
  • CyrusOne
  • Digital Realty
  • Equinix
  • GDS Services
  • Global Switch
  • NTT Global Data Centers
  • QTS Realty Trust
  • ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC)
  • Vantage Data Centers

Other Prominent Data Center Colocation Providers

  • 3data
  • 365 Data Centers (STONECOURT CAPITAL)
  • AirTrunk Operating
  • Aligned
  • American Tower
  • AQ Compute
  • Archer Datacenters
  • Aruba
  • Bahnhof
  • BDx (Big Data Exchange)
  • Bulk Infrastructure
  • Bridge Data Centres
  • Canberra Data Centres
  • Chayora
  • China Mobile International
  • China Unicom
  • Chindata
  • Chunghwa Telecom
  • Cologix
  • COPT Data Center Solutions
  • CtrlS Datacenters
  • Cyxtera Technologies
  • DATA4
  • DataBank
  • DigiPlex
  • EcoDataCenter
  • EdgeConneX
  • EdgeCore Internet Real Estate
  • Fibre Centre
  • fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty
  • Flexential
  • GIGA Data Centers
  • GlobalConnect
  • Green Mountain
  • H5 Data Centers
  • HostDime
  • Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ)
  • Iron Mountain
  • KDDI
  • Keppel Data Centres
  • maincubes one
  • Millicom (TIGO)
  • Orange
  • PCCW Solutions
  • PLDT Enterprise
  • Pi Data Centers
  • Prime Data Centers
  • Princeton Digital Group (PDG)
  • Purecolo
  • Raxio Group
  • Regal Orion
  • Rostelecom
  • Sabey Data Center
  • Scala Data Centers
  • Shanghai Atrium (AtHub)
  • Sify Technologies
  • Singtel
  • Space DC
  • Stream Data Centers
  • SUNeVision (iAdvantage)
  • Switch
  • T5 Data Centers
  • Telecom Italia Sparkle
  • Tenglong Holdings Group (Tamron)
  • Teraco Data Environments
  • TierPoint
  • Turkcell
  • Urbacon Data Centre Solutions
  • US Signal
  • Wingu
  • Yandex Cloud
  • Yotta Infrastructure Solutions (HIRANANDANI GROUP)
  • Zayo Group

New Entrants

  • ADANICONNEX (Adani Enterprises)
  • Cirrus Data Services
  • CloudHQ
  • Digital Edge
  • Echelon Data Centres
  • EdgeMicro
  • EdgeX Data Centers
  • Element Critical
  • Global Technical Realty
  • IXAfrica
  • Mantra Data Centers
  • Novva
  • PointOne
  • Quantum Loophole
  • Stratus DC Management

Key Topics Covered:

1 Research Methodology

2 Research Objectives

3 Research Process

4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope Of The Study
4.4 Market Segments

5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation

6 Market at a Glance

7 Introduction
7.1 Internet & Data Growth
7.2 Data Center Site Selection Criteria
7.3 Electricity Pricing Across Major Data Center Locations

8 Market Opportunities & Trends
8.1 Rising Adoption Of Renewable Energy By Colocation Providers
8.2 M&As & Partnerships To Improve Colocation Share
8.3 Growing Rack Power Density
8.4 5g Adoption Driving Demand For Edge Data Centers
8.5 Increased Demand For Cloud Services
8.6 Increase In Submarine Cable Deployment
8.7 Increased Adoption Of OCP & Hyperscale-Specific Infrastructure
8.8 Growing Adoption Of Li-Ion Batteries & Fuel Cells

9 Market Growth Enablers
9.1 Impact Of Covid-19 On Colocation Data Centers
9.2 Rising Hyperscale Deployments By Colocation Providers
9.3 Tax Incentives Save Colocation OpEx & Customer Costs
9.4 Construction Of Green Data Center Facilities
9.5 Data Regulations To Increase Investments

10 Market Restraints
10.1 Location Constraints For Data Center Construction
10.2 Rising Carbon Emissions From Data Centers
10.3 Dearth Of Skilled Workforce
10.4 Opex Driven By High Maintenance Cost & Inefficiency

11 Market Landscape
11.1 Market Overview
11.2 Investment: Market Size & Forecast
11.3 Area: Market Size & Forecast
11.4 Power Capacity: Market Size & Forecast
11.5 Colocation Revenue: Market Size & Forecast
11.6 Five Forces Analysis

12 Colocation Services
12.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
12.2 Market Overview
12.3 Retail Colocation
12.4 Wholesale Colocation

13 Infrastructure
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.2 Market Overview
13.3 Electrical Infrastructure
13.4 Mechanical Infrastructure
13.5 General Construction

14 Electrical Infrastructure
14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
14.2 UPS Systems
14.3 Generators
14.4 Transfer Switches & Switchgear
14.5 Power Distribution Units
14.6 Other Electrical Infrastructure

15 Mechanical Infrastructure
15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
15.2 Cooling Systems
15.3 Racks
15.4 Other Mechanical Infrastructure

16 Cooling Systems
16.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
16.2 CRAC & CRAH Units
16.3 Chiller Units
16.4 Cooling Towers, Condensers & Dry Coolers
16.5 Economizers & Evaporative Coolers
16.6 Other Cooling Units

17 General Construction
17.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
17.2 Core & Shell Development
17.3 Installation & Commissioning Services
17.4 Building & Engineering Design
17.5 Physical Security
17.6 DCIM/BMS Solutions

18 Tier Standards
18.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
18.4 TIER IV

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