Data Centres - UK - May 2018
“The data centre sector remains highly fragmented in the UK as it is worldwide. Growth in the number of data centres is slowing, but demand for services continues to grow. This is encouraging widespread modernisation of the legacy infrastructure to increase capacity and gain greater cost efficiency. Eventually there will be a strong trend to concentration, encouraged by the barriers to entry created by this modernisation, but the attractiveness of the sector is such that venture capital/external finance will continue to be attracted to the industry.”
– Terry Leggett Senior B2B Analyst
This report addresses the following key questions:
Is the modernisation of existing data centres offsetting demand for new centres?
Will out-of-town developments challenge the early domination of city centre models?
Will the sector continue to attract private equity funding?
Will the fragmented sector increase in concentration?
How are company strategies changing to accommodate market developments?