BuddeComm has been supportive of the data centre market since the 1990s. However, it took nearly 20 years for the industry to reach its current position. The arrival of high-speed broadband networks allowed for a large range of new services and applications, especially aimed at small and medium organisations.
The data centre market includes telehousing facilities, co-location facilities, cloud and IT services, content hosting, connectivity and interconnection. They are important for the new developments of cloud computing and the Internet of Things (M2M).
The NBN in Australia has given an enormous boost to the data centre market, with forward looking investments worth $5 billion over the next 3-5 years. Currently the developments are highly centralised in the capital cities, but a more decentralised trend is expected to develop over time.
This report overviews the different forms of data centres, the growth of neutral facilities, and gives an insight into the size of the general data centre market, the trends occurring in it, and the major players in the sector. Of the major players the role of the telcos is included and a number of smaller independent providers are profiled.