Commercial Data Center Services in the Gulf (GCC) Region
|波灣合作理事會(GCC)地區的商用資料中心服務 Commercial Data Center Services in the Gulf (GCC) Region|
|出版日期: 2014年12月01日||內容資訊: 英文||
Recent months have seen considerable investment across the GCC region in the development of data center services and facilities. Government institutions, banks, petroleum firms and construction companies have been among the largest investors in data center facilities. However, there is also a growing interest among both local and international businesses and other organizations to use specialized IT services providers to manage their IT infrastructure. Rising demand for colocation, dedicated server hosting and shared web hosting is creating new opportunities for regional service providers. The expansion and diversification of the region's economies are also creating opportunities for service providers by helping to generate demand across a range of industry sectors, including construction, retail, finance and IT services. Roughly 66% of the region's data center assets are owned and operated by government institutions, businesses and other enterprises. The rest are owned and operated by commercial data center providers offering colocation, managed hosting and other services. Occupancy rates range from 50% to 75%, underscoring room for healthy expansion. DCD Intelligence expects the average outsourcing penetration of the six Gulf States to rise steadily, reaching 41% in 2019. This is based on the ratio of filled commercial space to total market white space. With the market for colocation and managed services already becoming more diverse and competitive, we expect the use of third-party facilities to grow at a faster pace than in-house construction and expansion initiatives. In some markets, competition has the potential to put downward pressure on pricing, further helping to stimulate the market for outsourcing services.