Kenya Data Center Market - Investment Analysis & Growth Opportunities 2024-2029

Kenya Data Center Market - Investment Analysis & Growth Opportunities 2024-2029

The Kenya data center market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.66% from 2023-2029.

  • Nairobi is the hub for data center development and foreign investments in Kenya. Other cities are also expected to grow in the coming years. For instance, in August 2023, IXAFRICA DATA CENTRE signed a deal with Tilisi Developments to purchase 11 acres of prime land to construct its second data center in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Kenya accounts for a growing cloud infrastructure, with various operators such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) operating through local zone presence. Oracle Cloud, for instance, has one planned cloud region in the country.
  • Improvements in submarine and inland connectivity will boost the Kenya data center market growth. For instance, around two submarine cables will be operational in the coming years.
  • Over the years, the Kenya data center market has witnessed investments from local and foreign operators such as Digital Realty, Africa Data Centres, MTN, and Telkom Kenya.
  • The rising adoption of cloud-based services is propelling the growth of retail and wholesale colocation services in the market. The market is witnessing increased demand for colocation spaces across existing and upcoming facilities.
  • Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are projected to attract investments in the Kenya data center market. The government has actively promoted SEZs to stimulate economic growth and provide favorable business conditions, including data center operators. For instance, in October 2023, the government of Kenya decided to add five more SEZs: Sagana, Thika, Nakuru, Eldoret, and Busia.
  • Market size regarding investment, area, power capacity, and Kenya colocation market revenue is available.
  • An assessment of the data center investment in Kenya by colocation, hyperscale, and enterprise operators.
  • Investments in the area (square feet) and power capacity (MW) across cities in the country.
  • A detailed study of the existing Kenya data center market landscape, an in-depth industry analysis, and insightful predictions about market size during the forecast period.
  • Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party data center facilities in Kenya
I. Facilities Covered (Existing): 11

II. Facilities Identified (Upcoming): 6

III. Coverage: 3+ Cities

IV. Existing vs. Upcoming (Area)

V. Existing vs. Upcoming (IT Load Capacity)
  • Data Center Colocation Market in Kenya
I. Colocation Market Revenue & Forecast (2023-2029)

II. Retail Colocation Pricing
  • The Kenya data center 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 market.
  • A transparent research methodology and the analysis of the demand and supply aspects of the market.
  • Regarding support infrastructure, the Kenya data center market has witnessed the dominating presence of global vendors such as Carrier, ABB, Alfa Laval, Caterpillar, Eaton, Legrand, Piller Power System, Rittal, and others. Due to the presence of global vendors, the market has witnessed strong competitiveness in infrastructure offerings and solutions.
  • The presence of IT infrastructure vendors such as Arista Networks, Atos, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, and others has led to the availability of advanced IT infrastructure in the Kenya data center market.
  • The market has the presence of several global construction contractors who have offered their services to several data center construction projects in past years. For instance, in September 2023, Sudlows Consulting was selected by Olkaria EcoCloud Data Centre to provide consultancy services for its new data center in Olkaria, Kenya.
IT Infrastructure Providers
  • Arista Networks
  • Atos
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Huawei Technologies
  • IBM
  • Lenovo
  • NetApp
Data Center Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors
  • Arup
  • Chess Enterprises
  • Copy Cat Group
  • Eastra Solutions
  • Egypro
  • Future-tech
  • Gruppo ICM
  • HubTech
  • Kinetic Controls
  • Norkun Intakes
  • Remax Consult
  • Sudlows Consulting
  • Tetra Tech
  • Turner & Townsend
  • Westwood Management
  • X2X Group
Support Infrastructure Providers
  • ABB
  • Alfa Laval
  • Carrier
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Delta Electronics
  • Eaton
  • Legrand
  • Piller Power Systems
  • Rittal
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
  • Vertiv
Data Center Investors
  • Africa Data Centres
  • Digital Realty
  • Safaricom
  • Telkom Kenya
New Entrants
  • Airtel Africa
  • Cloudoon
  • Olkaria EcoCloud Data Centre
  • Existing Facilities in the Region (Area and Power Capacity)
  • Nairobi
  • Other Cities
  • List of Upcoming Facilities in the Region (Area and Power Capacity)
  • Nairobi
  • Other Cities

This report analyses the Kenya 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. The segmentation includes:
  • 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 Systems
  • Physical Security
  • Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)
  • Tier Standard
  • Tier I & Tier II
  • Tier III
  • Tier IV
  • Geography
  • Nairobi
  • Other Cities

1. How big is the Kenya data center market?

2. How many existing and upcoming data center facilities exist in Kenya?

3. What is the growth rate of the Kenya data center market?

4. How much MW of power capacity will be added across Kenya from 2024 to 2029?

5. What factors are driving the Kenya data center market?

6. Who are the key investors in the Kenya data center market?

1. Existing & Upcoming Third-Party Data Centers in Kenya
1.1. Historical Market Scenario
1.2. 11+ Unique Data Center Properties
1.3. Data Center IT Load Capacity
1.4. Data Center White Floor Area
1.5. Existing Vs. Upcoming Data Center Capacity by Cities
1.6. Cities Covered
1.6.1. Nairobi
1.6.2. Other Cities
1.7. List of Upcoming Data Center Projects
2. Investment Opportunities in Kenya
2.1. Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Factors for Kenya Market
2.2. Investment Opportunities in Kenya
2.3. Investment by Area
2.4. Investment by Power Capacity
3. Data Center Colocation Market in Kenya
3.1. Colocation Services Market in Kenya
3.2. Retail Colocation Pricing (Quarter Rack, Half Rack, Full Rack) & Add-on
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Trends
4.3. Market Restraints
5. Market Segmentation
5.1. IT Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
5.2. Electrical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
5.3. Mechanical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
5.4. Breakup of Construction Cost
5.5. General Construction Services: Market Size & Forecast
6. Tier Standards Investment
6.1. Tier I & II
6.2. Tier III
6.3. Tier IV
7. Geography
7.1. Nairobi
7.2. Other Cities
8. Key Market Participants
8.1. IT Infrastructure Providers
8.2. Construction Contractors
8.3. Support Infrastructure Providers
8.4. Data Center Investors
8.5. New Entrants
9. Appendix
9.1. Market Derivation
9.2. Site Selection Criteria
9.3. Quantitative Summary

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