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South Africa Data Center Market Investment Analysis Report 2023: A $3.1 Billion Market by 2028 – Infrastructure, Facilities, and Investment Outlook –

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “South Africa Data Center Market – Investment Analysis & Growth Opportunities 2023-2028” report has been added to’s offering.

The dynamic landscape of South Africa’s data center market presents a compelling narrative of growth and innovation. With projections indicating a remarkable surge, the market is poised to soar to an impressive value of $3.1 billion by 2028, from its $1.89 billion valuation in 2022, reflecting an impressive CAGR of 8.60%.

This report analyses the South Africa data center market share. It elaboratively analyses the existing and upcoming facilities and investments in IT, electrical, mechanical infrastructure, general construction, and tier standards. It discusses market sizing and investment estimation for different segments.

South Africa boasts the largest investment market for data centers in Africa. Prominent players in the South Africa data center market landscape include Africa Data Centres, Teraco (Digital Realty), and Vodacom, among others. Organizations throughout South Africa are actively transitioning their workloads to the cloud, contributing to the nation’s digitalization objectives and fueling the demand for data centers.

Noteworthy cloud service providers like Huawei, AWS, Microsoft, and Oracle have established a presence in the country, indicating a robust appetite for cloud services among local organizations. The South African government is implementing initiatives to accelerate the adoption of broadband and ultra-broadband across the country. Among these efforts is the plan to discontinue 2G and 3G networks by March 2025.


  • Market size available in the investment, area, power capacity, and South Africa colocation market revenue.
  • An assessment of the data center investment in South Africa by colocation and enterprise operators.
  • Investments in the area (square feet) and power capacity (MW) across locations in the country.
  • A detailed study of the existing South Africa data center market landscape, an in-depth industry analysis, and insightful predictions about industry size during the forecast period.
  • Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party data center facilities in South Africa
  • Facilities Covered (Existing): 50
  • Facilities Identified (Upcoming): 11
  • Coverage: 11+ Locations
  • Existing vs. Upcoming (Area)
  • Existing vs. Upcoming (IT Load Capacity)
  • Data center colocation market in South Africa
  • Market Revenue & Forecast (2022-2028)
  • Retail Colocation Pricing
  • The South African market investments are classified into IT, power, cooling, and general construction services with sizing and forecast.
  • A comprehensive analysis of the latest trends, growth rate, potential opportunities, growth restraints, and prospects for the industry.
  • Business overview and product offerings of prominent IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors, support infrastructure providers, and investors operating in the industry.
  • A transparent research methodology and the analysis of the demand and supply aspects of the market.


  • How much is the South Africa data center market investment expected to grow?
  • What is the growth rate of the South Africa data center market?
  • How many data centers have been identified in South Africa?
  • What are the driving factors for the South Africa data center market?
  • Who are the key South Africa data center market investors?

Key Attributes:

Report Attribute Details
No. of Pages 127
Forecast Period 2022 – 2028
Estimated Market Value (USD) in 2022 $1.89 Billion
Forecasted Market Value (USD) by 2028 $3.1 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate 8.6%
Regions Covered South Africa


IT Infrastructure Providers

  • Atos
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Fujitsu
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Hitachi Vantara
  • Huawei Technologies
  • IBM
  • Juniper Networks
  • Lenovo
  • ZTE

Data Center Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors

  • Abbeydale
  • Arup
  • b2 Architects
  • EDS Engineers
  • H&MV Engineering
  • Ingenium
  • ISF Group
  • ISG
  • LYT Architecture
  • MWK Engineering
  • Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Tri-Star Construction

Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Alfa Laval
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Delta Electronics
  • Eaton
  • Enlogic
  • Johnson Controls
  • Legrand
  • Master Power Technologies
  • Piller Power Systems
  • Rittal
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
  • Vertiv

Data Center Investors:

  • Africa Data Centres
  • Digital Parks Africa
  • Teraco (Digital Realty)

New Entrants

  • Google
  • NTT Global Data Centres
  • Open Access Data Centres
  • Vantage Data Centers


  • Existing Facilities in the Region (Area and Power Capacity)
  • Johannesburg
  • Other Cities
  • List of Upcoming Facilities in the region (Area and Power Capacity)


IT Infrastructure

  • Servers
  • Storage Systems

Network Infrastructure

Electrical Infrastructure

  • UPS Systems
  • Generators
  • Transfer Switches & Switchgears
  • PDUs
  • Other Electrical Infrastructure

Mechanical Infrastructure

  • Cooling Systems
  • Rack Cabinets
  • Other Mechanical Infrastructure

Cooling Systems

  • CRAC & CRAH Units
  • Chiller Units
  • Cooling Towers, Condensers & Dry Coolers
  • Other Cooling Units

General Construction

  • Core & Shell Development
  • Installation & Commissioning Services
  • Engineering & Building Design
  • Fire Detection & Suppression
  • Physical Security
  • Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)

Tier Standard

  • Tier I & Tier II
  • Tier III
  • Tier IV


  • Johannesburg
  • Other Cities

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