In the Middle East there is continued growth taking place in the Data Centre sector in selected Country Markets in the region - with the UAE and Saudi Arabia seeing the most new Data Centre investment - but with new investment also taking place in Israel and Jordan, and on a selected basis, in other Middle Eastern countries. In the survey the TCL focus is on the 8 Middle Eastern countries, which are shown in the Summary Box below: Summary Box - The countries featured in the Data Centre Middle East - 2015 report Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & the UAE The Data Centre can be a critical part of IT development in the Middle East region as it is a key component in attracting local and global investment from the IP, telecoms, hosting, integrator, BPO and IT outsourcing sectors. New investment taking place from all of these sectors are seen as being a key part of modernising and diversifying the economies of those countries. But the investment in Data Centre facilities for third party use also needs to be supported by an ecosystem of Telecom Providers, Broadband & ISPs and an independent IP Exchange, which in turn can generate opportunities for other hosting, cloud and digital content providers. But Data Centre development is still at an early stage of development in some of the Gulf States, with Oman, Qatar, Kuwait & Bahrain in particular having limited number of Data Centre providers and facilities available. The main focus of investment has been the countries of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan, as shown in the summary table below: Number of DC Providers No of DC Facilities UAE Saudi Arabia Qatar Kuwait Jordan Israel Bahrain Oman Total 57 91 Source - Tariff Consultancy Ltd With the exception of the four largest countries in the report (the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan & Israel) - Data Centre facilities are still at the nascent stage of development in the Middle East. The number of Data Centre operators in each country - each with relatively small raised floor space - and typically is less than in the established European, American or Asian markets. The total amount of raised floor space is also limited compared with Europe. There is generally a correlation between the stage of Data Centre development and the number of network access providers. As of the beginning of 2015, TCL forecasts that there will be over 125,000 square metres of raised floor colocation and Data Centre space in the eight countries featured in the report, with 57 Data Centre providers and 91 Data Centre facilities in total.
A list of tables & charts A list of companies mentioned in this report Executive Summary Introduction Research Methodology Chapter One A market overview for Data Centres in the Middle East 1.1 Introduction 1.2 A regional overview of Data Centres in the Middle East 1.3 The main Data Centre countries & stages of development 1.4 Challenges for Data Centre operators in the Middle East 1.5 Main demand and supply constraints in the Middle East 1.6 The Up Time Institute Tier Classification for Data Centres 1.7 Data Centre Pricing & Product trends for the region 1.8 Constraints for Data Centre operators in the region 1.9 Power availability for Data Centres 1.10 The main Data Centre business models in the region 1.11Key Point Summary - Overview of the Middle East Data Centre Chapter Two Data Centres in the Middle East 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Data Centres in the Middle East country profiles overview A list of tables & charts 4 - 5 A list of Data Centre companies mentioned in this report 6 Executive Summary 10 Introduction 15 Research Methodology 19 Chapter One A market overview for Data Centres in the Middle East 24 1.1 Introduction 24 1.2 The main trends impacting the Middle East Data Centre 24 1.3 Middle East regional overview of Data Centre trends 26 1.4 The main Data Centre countries & stages of development 27 1.5 Challenges for Data Centre operators in the Middle East 28 1.6 Main demand and supply constraints in the Middle East 28 1.7 The Up Time Institute Tier Classification for Data Centres 30 1.8 Data Centre Pricing & Product trends for the region 31 1.9 Constraints for Data Centre operators in the region 31 1.10 Power availability for Data Centres 32 1.11 The main Data Centre business models in the region 33 1.12 Key Point Summary - Overview of the Middle East Data Centre 35 Chapter Two Data Centres in the Middle East region 37 2.1 Introduction 37 2.2 Data Centres in the Middle East country profiles overview 37 2.3 Data Centre Country Profiles in the Middle East 40 2.3.1 Bahrain Data Centre market profile 2.3.2 Israel Data Centre market profile 2.3.3 Jordan Data Centre market profile 2.3.4 Kuwait Data Centre market profile 2.3.5 Oman Data Centre market profile 2.3.6 Qatar Data Centre market profile 2.3.7 Saudi Data Centre market profile 2.3.8 UAE Data Centre market profile Subheadings for each of the above country profiles - A) The market structure for Data Centre Development B) The key Data Centre Players C) The Data Centre business models D) The key demand drivers & constraints for Data Centre development E) Strengths & Weaknesses F) The major new Data Centre build outs G) Indicative monthly per rack pricing 2.4 Key Point Summary - Data Centre profiles in the Middle East 76 Chapter Three Data Centre Middle East - Market size and forecasts 79 3.1 Introduction 79 3.2 Overview of Data Centre growth in the Middle East 79 3.3 Data Centre key market offers & segments in the Middle East 79 3.4 Data Centre forecast space & utilisation forecast in the Middle East 80 3.5 Data Centre pricing & revenues forecast in the Middle East 83 3.6 Key Point Summary - Data Centre Middle East market & forecasts 86 Chapter Four Data Centre Middle East - Key Data Centre profiles 87 4.1 Introduction - Key Data Centre profiles 87 4.2 Bezeq International Data Centre profile (Israel) 88 4.3 Electronia Data Centre profile (Saudi Arabia) 89 4.4 Etisalat Data Centre profile (UAE) 91 4.5 eHosting DataFort Data Centre profile (UAE) 92 4.6 Mobily Data Centre profile (Saudi Arabia) 93 4.7 Injazat Data Systems Data Centre profile (UAE) 95 4.8 Bynet Data Centre profile (Israel) 97 4.9 Equinix Data Centre profile (UAE) 98 4.10 Key Point Summary - Selected Data Centre profiles 99 Chapter Five Conclusions - The future of the Data Centre in the Middle East 100 Appendix I Appendix II A list of sources used in this report 102 A brief glossary of terms used in the report 103
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