Overview of South Africa Hyperscale Data Center Industry: Ken Research

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South Africa Hyperscale Data Center Market Outlook to 2027 – Driven by the Growing Adoption of Remote Work and Surging Demand of Cloud Computing Solutions
The Hyperscale Data Center market in South Africa expanded at a CAGR of XX.X% in between 2017 and 2022 on the basis of revenue generated.

The evolution of hyperscale data centers is being driven by the development of sophisticated services and greater compute/storage demand, requiring data centers to find a way to put more computing capacity into smaller spaces.

South Africa Hyperscale Data Center Market is estimated to grow at a positive CAGR of XX.X% in between 2022 and 2027E.

The data center market in South Africa is emerging with key projects coming to fruition and hyperscale investments increasing.

As the demand for cloud computing solutions increases, so does the need for the supporting large scale data center infrastructure.

The number of people connecting to the internet is continuing to drive demand for data-center-based compute and connectivity.

Some upcoming trends in the Hyperscale data center market are

Adoption of Public Cloud Services

Industries opting for hybrid cloud architecture

Accessing cloud on-ramps to avoid public internet connectivity issues

Colocation Facilities from multi-tenant data centers

Hyperscale Data Center facilities are emerging

Internet Penetration in South Africa

As of 2022, the share of the total population of South Africa using the internet was nearly XX%. This share is estimated to grow up to XX% by 2027. This would be an increase of XX% compared to 2018 when the share of the population accessing the internet in the country was XX%.

There were XX.X million internet users in South Africa in January 2022. South Africa’s internet penetration rate stood at XX.X% of the total population at the start of 2022. Internet users in South Africa increased by XXX thousand between 2021 and 2022.

Internet traffic growth in South Africa has grown by a CAGR of XX% in from 2016 to 2021, with 31 Petabytes of internet traffic per day in 2021. Most data centers in the region are working to drive down energy consumption to advance sustainability in their centers and decrease costs

Market Size

Hyperscale data center market in South Africa generated a revenue of USD X million in 2022, expanding at a CAGR of XX.X% in between 2017 and 2022.

The surging growth is attributed to the increasing usage of digital and online platforms post COVID-19.

The increasing digital/online usage contributed in the growing demand for data storage capability, server hostage and enhanced IT network of enterprises.

Social media usage increased from XX% in 2019 to XX% in 2020 due to complete lockdown of the economy which resulted in the increased consumption of online content.

Coupled with that, increasing internet penetration rate in between 2017 and 2022, resulted in heavy internet traffic, positively impacting the hyperscale data center market. ~XX% of the overall population were active internet users in 2022.

Businesses accelerating their digital transformation strategies to adapt to the shifting culture of online & digital domination contributed in the enhanced demand for cloud computing solutions post COVID-19.

Therefore, major hyperscale data center companies invested in expanding their business to cater to the rising demand.

Teraco, AWS, and Africa Data Centres among others were the major players operating in the ecosystem as of 2022.

Competitive Landscape in Hyperscale Data Center Market in South Africa, 2022

The competitive rivalry is high among the competitors. Apart from the companies building hyperscale data centers, there are various giants who are planning to set up hyperscale data centers in SA.

Teraco, Africa Data Centers and Dimension Data dominated the Hyperscale Data Center Market in South Africa, cumulatively contributing to the majority share of XX% on the basis of revenue generated in 2022.

Increasing cloud workloads have influenced companies like Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple to invest huge sums in a single campus to bring out the utmost efficiency

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Future Outlook of Industry

The Hyper scale data centre market in South Africa is estimated to generate a revenue of USD XXX million in 2027, expanding at a CAGR of XX.X% in between 2022 and 2027E.

One of the major determinants for the surging growth in coming years is attributed to the favourable government rules & regulations such as Draft National Data & Cloud Policy formulated to support domestic and foreign investments in data and cloud infrastructure. Coupled with that, the National Broadband Policy launched by the government, aiming to improve broadband connectivity among users, schools and public organizations by 2030 will serve as a major demand driver for the growth of HSDC market in South Africa. Increased awareness on environmental impacts and government’s aim to limit carbon footprints by 2030 will result in businesses adapting to a strategy to utilize least amount of energy.

There has also been a drive to lessen energy consumption will act as a catalyst for the increased demand of energy efficient hyperscale data centers in coming years.

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Educational institutions leveraging on technologies such as e-learning and digital collaboration coupled with corporate organizations shifting to a hybrid working environment will further contribute in boosting the demand for large scale hyperscale data center in South Africa.

Key Segments Covered

South Africa Hyperscale Data Center Market:

By Data Center Size (by Revenue), 2022 & 2027:

Large Sized

Small & Medium Sized

By Industry Users (by Revenue), 2022 & 2027:





By Solutions Provided (by Revenue), 2022 & 2027:





By End Users (by Revenue), 2022 & 2027:

Cloud Providers



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Time Period Captured in the Report:

Historical Period: 2017-2022

Base Year: 2022

Forecast Period: 2022– 2027F

Companies Covered:


Africa Data Centers

Dimension Data

Vantage Data Centers

Amazon Web Services

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Key Topics Covered in the Report:

South Africa Hyperscale Data Centers Overview

Internet Penetration in South Africa

Cross Comparison of Data Center Market in South Africa with Other Countries

Ecosystem of Hyperscale Data Center Industry in South Africa

Business Cycle of Hyperscale Data Center Market in South Africa

Construction of Hyperscale Data Centre

Features of Hyperscale Data Center Facilities

Data Center Trends Driving Digital Transformation

Market Segmentation of Hyperscale Data Center Industry in South Africa

Porter Five Forces Analysis: South Africa Hyperscale Data Center Market

Growth Drivers of South Africa Hyperscale Data Center Market

Mergers, Acquisitions and Key Investments in South Africa Hyperscale Data Center Market

Issues and Challenges in South Africa Hyperscale Data Center Market

Demand Analysis

Competitive Landscape

Future Market Size of Hyperscale Data Center Industry in South Africa

Future Market Segmentation by Companies of Data Centers

Future Market Segmentation by Data Center Size

Future Market Segmentation by Industry Users

Future Market Segmentation by Solutions Provided

Future Market Segmentation by End Users

Analyst Recommendations

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Last Updated November 10, 2022