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Moving Into the Future - Cloud and Data Centres in the Middle East Region

Published by Tariff Consultancy Ltd. Product code 955123
Published Content info 79 Pages; 32 Charts/Tables
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Moving Into the Future - Cloud and Data Centres in the Middle East Region
Published: August 25, 2020 Content info: 79 Pages; 32 Charts/Tables
Description

This new report provides a unique survey of the 70 Data Centre Facilities located in the GCC countries Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE that are offered by the just under 30 Data Centre Providers. The UAE and Saudi Arabia are the leaders in number of data centre facilities followed by Bahrain.

From the survey, DCP calculates that the region has almost 130,000 m2 of Data Centre raised floor space and over 200 MW of DCCP as of the end of 2020. New build has been announced and DCP provides forecasts for Data Centre raised floor space to grow by 25 per cent over the coming four years.

The report finds that pricing for the third-party Data Centre is broadly unchanged with providers offering competitive rates in order to attract new users. When though compared with other regions in Europe or North America, the Middle East Region Data Centre Pricing remains high, with a relatively narrow range of pricing but with a Middle East price premium. But the lack of alternative Data Centre Providers results in high average price levels.

The key change in the region over the last three years has been the growth in cloud services. The introduction of cloud services is set to transform the demand for IT services in the Middle East which can now be supplied on a pay as you go basis without the need for a high initial capital investment. DCP forecasts that public cloud revenues will almost double over the four-year period from the beginning of 2020.

Table of Contents
Product Code: ME2020

Table of Contents

  • Methodology
  • About Data Centre Pricing (DCP)
  • Executive Summary

Section One - The Middle East Cloud and Data Centre Landscape

  • Introduction
  • Electricity & Power in the Middle East Region
  • Electricity & Power costs in the Middle East Region
  • Power availability in the Middle East Region
  • Renewable Power availability in the Middle East Region
  • Fibre connectivity in the Middle East Region
  • Subsea Cable connectivity in the Middle East Region
  • Domestic fibre connectivity in the Middle East Region
  • Dark fibre connectivity in the Middle East Region

Section Two - Cloud and Data Centre services by Country Market in the Middle East Region

  • Introduction
  • Bahrain Cloud and Data Centre services
  • Kuwait Cloud and Data Centre services
  • Oman Cloud and Data Centre services
  • Qatar Cloud and Data Centre services
  • Saudi Arabia Cloud and Data Centre services
  • UAE Cloud and Data Centre services

Section Three - Profiles of the Key Cloud and Data Centre Players in the Middle East Region

  • Introduction
  • The Key Cloud Service Provider Profiles in the Middle East Region
    • 1. Alibaba Cloud Profile (UAE)
    • 2. AWS (Amazon Web Services) Profile (Bahrain)
    • 3. IBM Cloud Profile (UAE)
    • 4. Microsoft Azure Cloud Profile (UAE)
    • 5. Oracle Cloud Profile (Saudi Arabia)
  • The Key Data Centre Provider Profiles in the Middle East Region
    • 1. Batelco Data Centre Profile (Bahrain)
    • 2. Etisalat Data Centre Profile (UAE)
    • 3. Khazna Data Centre Profile (UAE)
    • 4. Meeza Data Centre Profile (Qatar)
    • 5. Mobily Data Centre Profile (Saudi Arabia)
    • 6. Moro Data Hub Profile (UAE)
    • 7. Oman Data Park Profile (Oman)
    • 8. STC Data Centre Profile (Saudi Arabia)

Section Four - Forecasts and Conclusions for the Middle East Cloud and Data Centre segments

  • Introduction
  • Forecasts for the Middle East Cloud and Data Centre Region segments
  • Cloud revenue forecast - from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025
  • Data Centre forecasts - from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025
  • Data Centre revenue forecasts - from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025
  • Data Centre raised floor space forecasts - from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025
  • Data Centre Customer Power (DCCP) forecasts - from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025
  • Key Conclusions

List of Tables & Charts

  • Figure 1 - A table showing the conversion of Middle Eastern currencies into USD $1
  • Figure 2 - A table showing the key Cloud and Data Centre statistics for the Middle East Region in the report
  • Figure 3 - A table showing the number of third-party Data Centre Providers & Data Centre Facilities by each Country Market in the Gulf States
  • Figure 4 - A summary table showing the development of the Data Centre market in the Gulf States
  • Figure 5 - A chart showing the increase in peak IP traffic by year on the UAE-IX (shown in Gbps)
  • Figure 6 - A pie chart showing a breakdown of Data Centre raised floor space as of the beginning of 2021 by Country Market in per cent
  • Figure 7 - A pie chart showing a breakdown of DCCP as of the beginning of 2021 by Country Market in per cent
  • Figure 8 - A table showing the Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) with cloud regions in the Middle East
  • Figure 9 - A table showing the third-party Middle East Data Centres certified by the US UpTime Institute
  • Figure 10 - A table showing the Data Protection & Licencing regimes in the Middle East Region
  • Figure 11 - A pie chart showing the Middle East Region Data Centre business models in per cent (by total number of facilities)
  • Figure 12 - A table showing the WEF GCI 2019 survey ranking & scores for the six Gulf State Countries
  • Figure 13 - A chart showing the growth in cloud revenues in the Middle East from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025 in millions of USD per annum
  • Figure 14 - A chart showing the growth in Data Centre raised floor space from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025 in m2 per annum
  • Figure 15 - A chart showing the growth in Data Centre Customer Power (DCCP) from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025 in MW per annum
  • Figure 16 - A chart below showing the electricity utility costs for the Gulf States by kWH in USD
  • Figure 17 - A table showing the key subsea cable systems connecting the Middle East Region
  • Figure 18 - A table summarising the domestic fibre connectivity by each of the Gulf States
  • Figure 19 - A table showing the FTTH services available by each Gulf State Country Market
  • Figure 20 - A table summarizing the state of the Data Centre Landscape in the six Gulf State Countries
  • Figure 21 - A table showing the breakdown of Data Centre raised floor space by Gulf State as of the beginning of 2021 in m2
  • Figure 22 - A table showing the Middle East cloud revenue forecast from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025 - in millions of USD per annum
  • Figure 23 - A chart showing the Middle East cloud revenue forecast from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025 - in millions of USD per annum
  • Figure 24 - A table showing the Middle East Data Centre revenue forecast from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025 - in millions of USD per annum
  • Figure 25 - A chart showing the Middle East Data Centre revenue forecast from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025 - in millions of USD per annum
  • Figure 26 - A table showing the average Gulf States Country Market rack space pricing forecast as of the beginning of 2021 in USD per month
  • Figure 27 - A table showing the average Data Centre Pricing per 42 u rack in USD per month from the beginning of 2020 to the beginning of 2025 per annum
  • Figure 28 - A chart showing the average Data Centre Pricing per 42 u rack in USD per month from the beginning of 2020 to the beginning of 2025 per annum
  • Figure 29 - A table showing the Middle East Data Centre raised floor space forecast from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025 - in m2 per annum
  • Figure 30 - A chart showing the Middle East Data Centre raised floor space forecast from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025 - in m2 per annum
  • Figure 31 - A table showing the Middle East DCCP (Data Centre Customer Power) forecast from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025 - in MW per annum
  • Figure 32 - A chart showing the Middle East DCCP (Data Centre Customer Power) forecast from the beginning of 2021 to the beginning of 2025 - in MW per annum
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