Africa Data Center Market Outlook Report 2021-2026 Featuring Key Data Center Critical (IT) Infrastructure Providers, Support Infrastructure Providers, Center Investors, Constructors

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In-depth Analysis and Data-driven Insights on the Impact of COVID-19 Included in this Africa Data Center Market Report

The Africa data center market by investment is expected to grow at a CAGR of approx. 15% during the period 2020-2026.

The Africa data center market size by investment was valued at USD 2 billion in 2020 and is expected to USD 5 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 15% during 2021-2026. The data center market expects to observe growth because of the flurry of factors – renewable power availability, smart city initiatives, and increased support for the digital economy.

Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, and Ethiopia are actively working toward improving the share of renewable energy in the region’s electricity generation. Africa is an emerging leader in microgrid capacity. Grid-connected, on-site energy generation or storage plants help data centers control power costs more efficiently by saving on peak demand costs charged by traditional grid facilities. Both colocation and enterprise operators invest heavily in adopting renewable energy sources to power data centers.


The Africa IT infrastructure market expects to reach approx. USD 4 billion by 2026. The growth in data generation in Africa is fueling the demand for fast-processing efficient servers. The demand for build-to-suit infrastructure is growing to support specific applications. Several segments such as BFSI, healthcare, transportation and logistics, education, and heavy industries adopt advanced server systems for efficient services.


The South Africa data center market share is witnessing an increased adoption of cloud-based solutions among enterprises and is rapidly emerging as a center for public and private cloud hosting. Cape Town and Johannesburg are the significant locations preferred for data center development. Manufacturing, financial services, and healthcare sectors are among the major contributors to the data center investment. The South Africa data center market is increasingly adopting cloud technology. Submarine cable connectivity is playing a critical role in the development of the South African data center market. Also, investments in submarine cable connectivity projects connecting South Africa with Asia have increased in recent years. The market expects to witness steady growth over the next few years because of the high internet penetration and growth of big data, IoT, and artificial intelligence technology.

By Geography

  • Africa
  • South Africa
  • Morocco
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Egypt
  • Other Countries


The Africa data center market consists of several IT, electrical, and mechanical service providers. Arista Networks, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei Technologies are a few major IT infrastructure providers in Africa. The revenue share of server infrastructure declined slightly in Q1 2020 than Q4 2019 due to the eruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, causing disruptions in the supply chain.

The procurement of energy-efficient power infrastructure solutions is likely to drive several vendors to the African region. Varied requirements are prompting vendors to develop innovative products that reduce OPEX. ABB, Eaton, Legrand, Schneider Electric, and Vertiv Group are the leading UPS and rack PDU infrastructure players. Cummins and Caterpillar have a strong presence in the market.

Key Data Center Critical (IT) Infrastructure Providers

  • Arista Networks
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • Huawei Technologies
  • IBM
  • Juniper Networks
  • Lenovo
  • NetApp

Key Data Center Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Eaton
  • Envicool
  • Legrand
  • Rittal
  • Rolls-Royce Power Systems
  • Schneider Electric
  • Vertiv Group

Key Data Center Investors

  • Africa Data Centres
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Internet Technologies Angola (ITA)
  • Inwi
  • IXAfrica
  • MainOne (MDXi)
  • N+ONE
  • Orange
  • PAIX
  • Raxio Group
  • Raya Data Center
  • Teraco Data Environments
  • Wingu

Key Construction Constructors

  • Arup Group
  • Atkins
  • Edarat Group
  • Future-tech
  • ISG
  • Vantage Data Centers


1. How big is the Africa data center market?

2. How many new data centers emerged in the Africa region in 2020?

3. What is the market size for data center racks in Africa?

4. What is the growth rate of the data center market in Nigeria?

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

8 Market Opportunities & Trends

8.1 Availability Of Renewable Energy

8.2 Smart City Initiatives Driving Data Center Growth

8.3 Government Support To Boost Digital Economy

8.4 Rising Adoption of All-Flash Storage Solutions

8.5 Penetration Of Converged & Hyper Converged Infrastructure Solutions

9 Market Growth Enablers

9.1 COVID-19 Impact On Data Center Demand

9.2 Impact Of Cloud Adoption On Data Center Investments

9.3 Impact Of Big Data & Iot On Data Center Growth

9.4 Rising Investments In Fiber Connectivity

9.5 Migration From On-Premise Infrastructure To Colocation & Managed Services

10 Market Restraints

10.1 Location Constraints For Data Center Construction

10.2 Lack Of Skilled Workforce

10.3 Budget Constraints & Meager Investment Support

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 Five Forces Analysis

12 Infrastructure

12.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

12.2 IT Infrastructure

12.3 Electrical Infrastructure

12.4 Mechanical Infrastructure

12.5 General Construction

13 IT Infrastructure

13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

13.2 Server Infrastructure

13.3 Storage Infrastructure

13.4 Network Infrastructure

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 Other Cooling Units

17 Cooling Technique

17.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

17.2 Air-Based Cooling Technique

17.3 Liquid-Based Cooling Technique

18 General Construction

18.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

18.2 Building Development

18.3 Installation & Commissioning Services

18.4 Building Design

18.5 Physical Security

18.6 DCIM/BMS Solutions

19 Tier Standards

19.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

19.2 Overview of Tier Standards



19.5 TIER IV

20 Geography

20.1 Geography: Snapshot & Growth Engine

20.2 Area: Snapshot & Growth Engine

20.3 Power Capacity: Snapshot & Growth Engine

20.4 South Africa

20.5 Kenya

20.6 Morocco

20.7 Nigeria

20.8 Egypt


21 Competitive Landscape

21.1 IT Infrastructure

21.2 Electrical Infrastructure

21.3 Mechanical Infrastructure

21.4 General Construction

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