Insights on the Data Center Colocation APAC Market to 2027 – Featuring ABB, Caterpillar, Cummins and Eaton Among Others

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APAC is the fastest-growing region with increased investments from global and local colocation data center operators worldwide. With the construction of additional data centers, local colocation providers in each country also increase their presence, thus boosting the market growth.

In 2021, China, India, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong were the leading markets that witnessed colocation data center investments in the APAC. China contributed over 35% of the APAC data center colcoation market share.

Colocation service providers are continuously involved in the adoption of renewable energy and are aiming to reduce the carbon footprint that will aid sustainable data center developments.

Mergers & Acquisition and Joint Venture (JV) will lead to the entry of new colocation data center operators into the different countries across APAC, leading to significant investments during the forecast period.

In APAC, the retail colocation market is valued at around USD 8.65 billion (66% share), whereas the wholesale colocation market is around USD 4.45 billion (34% share). The wholesale colocation market will witness significant growth through the increasing presence of hyperscale cloud service providers across APAC.

Key Market Trends

  • Intelligent monitoring is one of the technologies being adopted by data center operators in APAC. Power infrastructure maintenance demands preventing operational failure by automating data center facilities. Cooling systems also require data center operators to monitor their energy consumption.
  • Regions and states with a higher cost of power will witness increased adoption of microgrids. For instance, in countries such as Japan and the Philippines, the installation of microgrids can be beneficial to data center operators.
  • An increase in carbon emissions is one of the major challenges identified across APAC. To overcome the challenge, fuel cells are being installed to improve the efficiency of data centers.
  • Renewable energy adoption is increasing rapidly among APAC countries. Government initiatives and data center service operators are taking significant measures to purchase and produce renewable energy to power their data centers.
  • For Instance, Taiwan aims to generate 20% of its electricity through renewable energy by 2025 via wind and solar PV promotion plans. The renewable power capacity is expected to reach over 26 GW within the next five years.
  • In 2022, CTRL has built a new data center facility in Hyderabad with a power capacity of 18 MW. Additionally, the company has aimed to establish 500 edge data centers in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities across the country with a 500-acre solar plant to power its operation with renewable energy.
  • Sustainability is taking center stage, and it is expected that renewable energy generation will be a key consideration for data center operators when building data centers in the APAC region.

Segmentation Analysis

  • Electrical infrastructure adoption will grow by around 7% year-over-year (YOY) in the APAC region. In terms of power infrastructure, the generators segment was the largest contributor to the market revenue through the adoption of DRUPS systems.
  • APAC data centers use both water-based and air-based cooling techniques. Data centers that depend on free-cooling techniques such as free cooling chillers and evaporative coolers to cool the facility will grow among facilities in China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea.
  • China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Australia, and Japan continue to dominate growth in terms of colocation revenue. The retail colocation market dominates in the market where the wholesale colocation market is rapidly growing.
  • In terms of revenue, China Telecom Corporation led the overall revenue generation investment in the APAC market with multiple data center projects in 2021.
  • Equinix was followed by GDS Services with a revenue of around USD 880 million in 2021, growing at around 37% compared to 2020, mainly contributed by colocation services.

Geographical Analysis

  • APAC has and will be the preferred market for cloud service and global colocation providers. The rising demand for on-demand video, mobile gaming, and online content will be a stronger force for colocation data center procurement in the region.
  • China and Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Australia, Japan, and South Korea are witnessing strong growth in the use of artificial intelligence, IoT, virtual reality, online payment systems, and smart solutions to attract data center investments into the region.
  • The pricing of colocation varies a lot from one country to another in the APAC region. Markets such as Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan have the highest colocation pricing in the APAC region compared to the other markets.
  • The major demand came from telecommunication and internet service providers for the region’s colocation of data center facilities.
  • China led the colocation data center market in the APAC, contributing 35% of the investment, followed by Japan, Australia, and others with respect to Colocation Investment.
  • In 2021, SEA countries witnessed over 30 colocation data center developments in Southeast Asia with a corresponding market investment of over USD 2 billion.
  • Singapore is a mature market in Southeast Asia that accounted for around 50% of investments, followed by Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam, among other countries.
  • In January 2022, the Singapore government lifted the moratorium with conditions to promote data center operators to construct more sustainable data centers. Earlier, the government had initially frozen the construction of new data centers in the country will slow the growth in capacity for the next two to three years, after which capacity is expected to pick up.

Vendor Analysis

  • In 2021, Equinix, Digital Realty, AirTrunk Operating, Colt Data Centre Services, Keppel Data Centres, 21Vianet Group, NEC, Global Switch, GDS Services, NTT Communication, Tenglong Holdings Group, Space DC & GIC, and NEXTDC were some of the colocation data center investors in APAC.
  • In terms of investment in the APAC data center colocation market, GDS Services led the market and was among the major investors in 2021, with multiple expansions and newly built projects across China. It had a market share of about 18.7% in the APAC.
  • Many data center operators are investing in new facilities and expanding existing data centers as there is a huge surge in demand from customers, leading the APAC colocation market to be highly competitive.
  • New entrants are investing in the construction of core and shell properties across the region. These new facilities are expected to be fully commissioned within two years of initial build-out.
  • AECOM, Arup, Aurecon Group, CSF Group, DSCO Group, and PM Group are some construction contractors building data centers in the APAC region.
  • The region has the presence of both global and local construction contractors, engineering, and architectural firms. The growth in the data center market will provide opportunities for local sub-contracts in construction, engineering, and architectural verticals.

Key Questions Answered
1. How Big is the APAC Data Center Colocation Market?
2. What is the Growth Rate of the Asia-Pacific Data Center Colocation Market?
3. Who Are the Key Investors in the APAC Data Center Colocation Market?
4. What Are the Growth Factors of the APAC Data Center Colocation Market?

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 Premium Insights
7.1 Key Highlights
7.2 Key Trends in the Market
7.3 Segmentation Analysis
7.4 Geographical Analysis
7.5 Vendor Analysis

8 Introduction
8.1 APAC Colocation Market Overview
8.2 Data Center Site Selection Criteria

9 Market Opportunities & Trends
9.1 Increased Renewable Energy Adoption
9.2 Adoption of Innovative Data Center Technologies
9.3 5G Deployments Fueling Edge Data Center Investments
9.4 Growth in Lithium-Ion Battery Procurement

10 Market Growth Enablers
10.1 Impact of Covid-19
10.2 Cloud Connectivity & Hybrid Infrastructure Services
10.3 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, and Tax Incentives
10.4 Increase in Inland & Submarine Connectivity

11 Market Restraints
11.1 Location Constraints on Data Center Development
11.2 Rise in Power & Network Outages
11.3 Security Challenges in Data Centers

12 Market Landscape
12.1 Market Overview
12.2 Investment: Market Size & Forecast
12.3 Area: Market Size & Forecast
12.4 Power Capacity: Market Size & Forecast
12.5 Revenue: Market Size & Forecast
12.6 Five Forces Analysis

13 Colocation Service
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.2 Market Overview
13.3 Retail Colocation
13.4 Wholesale Colocation

14 Infrastructure

15 Electrical Infrastructure

16 Mechanical Infrastructure

17 Cooling Systems

18 Cooling Technique

19 General Construction

20 Tier Standard

21 Geography

22 China

23 Hong Kong

24 Australia

25 New Zealand

26 India

27 Japan

28 Taiwan

29 South Korea

30 Rest of APAC

31 Southeast Asia

32 Singapore

33 Malaysia

34 Thailand

35 Indonesia

36 Philippines

37 Vietnam

38 Other Southeast Asian Countries

39 Competitive Landscape
39.1 Market Share by Investment
39.2 Market Share by Investment in Colocation Area
39.3 Market Share Investment by Power Capacity
39.4 Market Share by Colocation Revenue

40 Key Support Infrastructure Providers
40.1 Abb
40.2 Caterpillar
40.3 Cummins
40.4 Eaton
40.5 Rittal
40.6 Schneider Electric
40.7 Stulz
40.8 Vertiv Group

41 Other Prominent Support Infrastructure Providers
41.1 Airedale International Air Conditioning
41.2 Alfa Laval
41.3 Canovate
41.4 Delta Electronics
41.5 Eae
41.6 Hitec Power Protection
41.7 Legrand
41.8 Rolls-Royce Power Systems
41.9 Shenzhen Envicool Technology
41.10 Siemens
41.11 Kohler (Sdmo)
41.12 Mitsubishi Electric
41.13 Socomec
41.14 Trane (Ingersoll Rand)

42 Key Construction Contractors
42.1 Aecom
42.2 Arup
42.3 Aurecon Group
42.4 Csf Group
42.5 Dsco Group
42.6 Gammon Construction
42.7 Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
42.8 Pm Group
42.9 Studio One Design
42.10 Ntt Facilities Group

43 Other Prominent Construction Contractors
43.1 Chung Hing Engineers Group
43.2 Awp Architects
43.3 Byme Engineering Limited
43.4 Corgan
43.5 Dpr Construction
43.6 Faithful+Gould
43.7 Fortis Construction
43.8 Hutchinson Builders
43.9 Isg
43.10 Kienta Engineering
43.11 Linesight
43.12 Lsk Engineering
43.13 M+W Group
43.14 Nakano Corporation
43.15 Obayashi Corporation
43.16 Powerware Systems (Pws)
43.17 Sato Kogyo
43.18 Sterling and Wilson (Shapoorji Pallonji Group)
43.19 Red-Engineering
43.20 Turner & Townsend

44 Key Data Center Investors
44.1 Airtrunk
44.2 Digital Realty
44.3 Equinix
44.4 Gds Services
44.5 Global Switch
44.6 Kddi
44.7 Keppel Data Centres
44.8 Nextdc
44.9 Ntt Global Data Centers
44.10 St Telemedia Global Data Centres
44.11 Sunevision (Iadvantage)
44.12 21Vianet Group (Vnet)

45 Other Prominent Data Center Colocation Service Providers
45.1 Aims Data Centre
45.2 Bharti Airtel (Nxtra Data)
45.3 Big Data Exchange (Bdx)
45.4 Bridge Data Centres
45.5 Cdc Data Centres
45.6 Chayora
45.7 Chindata
45.8 Colt Data Centre Services (Colt Dcs)
45.9 Ctrls Datacenters
45.10 Iron Mountain
45.11 Lg Uplus
45.12 Mantra Data Centers
45.13 Pi Datacenters
45.14 Princeton Digital Group
45.15 Regal Orion
45.16 Sify Technologies
45.17 Spacedc
45.18 Tenglong Holdings Group
45.19 Yotta Infrastructure (Hiranandani Group)
45.20 Vads

46 New Entrants
46.1 Data Center First
46.2 Vantage Data Centers

47 Report Summary
47.1 Key Takeaways

48 Quantitative Summary

49 Appendix

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