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Global data centre market set for explosive growth

The global digital infrastructure market is on the cusp of a transformative period. Growth is driven by a confluence of factors propelling growth across markets in the Americas, the Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions. In its 2024 Global Data Centre Index report, DC Byte delves into trends, such as the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and substantial investments from major players, that are shaping the future of digital infrastructure.

“The Global Index report comprehensively analyses the data centre market, examining growth dynamics and challenges across key regions,” says Edward Galvin, CEO of DC Byte. “It provides a broad overview of the global market, highlighting its overarching trends and key drivers.”

The report explores a deep dive into specific regions, showcasing a carefully chosen selection of hubs representing different development stages. Each regional section features:

  • A developed market: This section provides insights into a mature market leader, showcasing established infrastructure and ongoing expansion strategies.
  • A developing market: This section explores a rapidly growing market with significant potential and unique characteristics.
  • An interest market: This section highlights a market on the cusp of significant growth, offering valuable insights into its early-stage potential and challenges.

Examining a diverse range of markets within each region, we aim to paint a comprehensive picture of the worldwide data centre landscape.

APAC: A Growth Engine
The APAC region stands out as the undisputed leader in digital infrastructure growth, boasting a staggering CAGR of 21.8% from 2018-2023. This momentum is expected to continue, with projections indicating a near-tripling of Live+Pipeline Supply by 2028.

Key highlight markets in the APAC region include:

  • Tokyo

Tokyo is experiencing a surprising growth spurt driven by international operators. This surge comes despite expectations of market maturity. Demand remains strong, with global cloud service providers utilising colocation and build-to-suit strategies to keep pace.

  • Mumbai

Mumbai’s data centre market is booming, with a total capacity of 2.6GW spread across two main areas: established Chandivali and up-and-coming Navi Mumbai. The Powai/Chandivali and Thane districts can expect further development due to land availability, good connectivity, and existing infrastructure.

  • Johor

Johor has rocketed to Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing data centre market, capitalising on Singapore’s moratorium. Its capacity has ballooned to over 1.6GW in just three years, absorbing regional tech and Over-the-Top (OTT) demand.

A Future Built on Innovation
The DC Byte 2024 Global Index report highlights the robustness of the data centre market, offering comprehensive insights into overarching trends and detailed analyses of regional focal points. This paints a picture of a market brimming with untapped potential poised for continued and significant growth across all regions.

CT Bureau

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