IDC facilities that this study covers include buildings, electrical equipment, cooling equipment, and other facilities within DCs that are not IT products. The major focuses of this study are the markets for new construction and expansion and maintenance and upgrade of DC facilities in Japan. The study presents estimates and forecasts of the sizes of these markets. Commercial and enterprise DCs deployed in Japan are covered. "As DX expands in Japan, DC facilities will be required to exhibit new characteristics, such as agility, super high density, and low costs in the future. DC facility providers are required to develop products and services that can achieve these requirements promptly," states Mimei Ito, research manager, IT Services, IDC Japan.