The Middle East data canter market has seen USD investments

New York, Jan. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the publication of the report “Middle East Data Center Market – Industry Outlook & Forecast 2022-2027” – utm_source=GNW
73 billion in 2027, growing at a CAGR of 9.56% over the period 2022-2027

The demand for cloud computing, big data and IoT technologies will be a predominant driver for the development of data centers in the Middle East region. The Middle East region has seen investments in data centers from telecom service providers and global colocation operators. The governments of most countries in the Middle East are taking initiatives by developing special economic zones and industrial parks, which provide tax exemptions for data center development. In the Middle East, more than 15 data centers have added approximately 30,000 square feet of white floor space. Additionally, approximately 10 data centers opened and under construction in 2021 added white floor space between 30,000 and 70,000 square feet.

The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the Middle East data center market –

• 5G Deployments Powering Edge Data Center Deployment
• Smart City initiatives drive investment in data centers
• Deployment of submarine and inland cables impacts data center investments
• Increased adoption of renewable energy sources
• Adoption of advanced IT infrastructure in data centers

The study considers a detailed scenario of the current Middle East Data Center market and its market dynamics for the period 2022-2027. It covers a detailed overview of several market growth catalysts, restraints, and trends. The report presents both the demand and supply sides of the market. It profiles and reviews the leading companies and other eminent ones operating in the market.


• Middle Eastern countries are working on digital transformation to attract foreign investment. The deployment of the 5G network is fueling digital transformation, IoT, smart cities and the fourth industrial revolution.
• The Middle East enjoys a strategic location between Africa and APAC that can easily connect the two regions. This will benefit data center operators to invest in the submarine cable network crossing the country, which will drive the MENA data center market.


The Middle East Data Center Market has the following segmentation-

• Infrastructure
• Informatique infrastructure
• Electrical infrastructure
• Mechanical infrastructure
• Cooling systems
• Cooling technique
• General construction
• Geography

• The server market is slowly shifting from rack servers to blade servers to support a high density operating environment. This is due to the increased use of IoT, big data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning by companies in the Middle East market.
• UPS systems are widely adopted to provide backup power to the cooling systems installed in the facility. The adoption of lithium-ion batteries is expected to increase over the forecast period as their price will continue to decline in the data center industry in the Middle East.

Market segmentation by infrastructure

• Informatique infrastructure
• Electrical infrastructure
• Mechanical infrastructure
• General infrastructure

Market segmentation by IT infrastructure

• Server infrastructure
• Storage infrastructure
• Network infrastructure

Market segmentation by electrical infrastructure

• UPS systems
• Generators
• Transfer switches and switchgear
• Electrical distribution units
• Other electrical infrastructure

Market segmentation by mechanical infrastructure

• Cooling systems
• Brackets
• Other mechanical infrastructure

Market segmentation by cooling systems

• CRAC and CRAH units
• Cooling units
• Cooling towers, condensers and air coolers
• Other cooling units

Market segmentation by cooling technique

• Air-based cooling technique
• Liquid-based cooling technique

Market segmentation by general construction

• Core and shell development
• Installation and commissioning services
• Engineering and building design
• Fire detection and extinction
• Physical security

Market segmentation by standard level

• Level I and II
• Level III
• Level IV


• In 2021, the United Arab Emirates will be one of the preferred data center locations in the Middle East, with more than 10 investments in data center facilities. In 2021, Amazon Web Services announced the development of a new data center region in Abu Dhabi, which consists of three Availability Zones in the United Arab Emirates. Its opening is scheduled for the first half of 2022.
• In 2021, the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) launched an $18 billion plan to work with local players to build a network of large-scale data centers across the country. Saudi Arabia. Moreover, in terms of investment, Riyadh and Jeddah are the preferred locations, with major investments from colocation, corporates and government entities.

Market segmentation by geography

• Saudi Arabia
• Israel
• Turkey
• Oman
• Qatar
• Bahrain
• Kuwait
• Jordan
• Other countries in the Middle East


• HPE, Dell, IBM, Huawei, Lenovo, NetApp and Cisco are among the top revenue generators in the market. Innovations in IT infrastructure will result in the introduction of new affordable solutions that meet business operational needs.
• Infrastructure providers improve their DCIM and BMS operations through automation and artificial intelligence. Building mega data centers with thousands of infrastructure racks will be the main source of revenue for DCIM and BMS solution providers.

IT infrastructure providers

• Arista Networks
• Atos
• Broadcom
• Cisco Systems
• Dell Technologies
• Fujitsu
• Hewlett Packard Enterprise
• Hitachi Vantara
•Huawei technologies
• Stimulate
• Juniper Networks
• Lenovo
• NetApp
• Oracle

Top Support Infrastructure Providers

• Airedale international air conditioning
• Alfa-Laval
• Canovate
• Caterpillar
• Cummins
• Delta Electronics
• EAE Group
• Eatons
• HITEC power protection
• Johnson Controls designs
• Great
• Rittal
• Rolls Royce
• Schneider Electric
• Shenzhen Envicool Technology
• Siemens
• Vertiv Group

Renowned construction contractors

• Aldar Properties
• Anel Group
• Arup
• Ashi and Bushnag
• Atkins
• Dar Group
• DC PRO Engineering
• Deerns
• Edarat Group
• ENMAR Engineering
• Harinsa Qatar
• HHM construction contract
• International Hill
• ICS network
• INT’LTEC Group
• Laing O’Rourke
• Line of sight
• M+W Group
• Mass
• Mercury engineering
• McLAREN Construction Group
• Prota Engineering
• Site and electricity of Qatar
• Red Engineering
• RW Armstrong
• Turner and Townsend

Top Data Center Investors

• Amazon Web Services (AWS)
• Bynet data communications
• EdgeConneX
• Equinix
• Etisalat Group
• Future digital data systems (FDDS)
• Group 42
• Gulf Data Center
• Moro Hub
• Microsoft
• Ooredoo
• Turkcell
• Zain

New entrants

• Infinite


1. What is the size of the Middle East data center market?
2. Who are the main investors in the data center sector in the Middle East?
3. Which segments are covered in the Middle East data center market?
4. What are the factors driving the growth of the Middle East data center colocation market?
5. Which segment has the highest share in the Middle East data center market?
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