Global Data Center Colocation Industry to 2026 – Growing Adoption of Renewable Energy by Colocation Providers Presenting Opportunities


DUBLIN, November 11, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – The report “Data Center Colocation Market – Global Outlook & Forecast 2021-2026” has been added to offer.

Experts predict that the per-investment data center colocation market is expected to grow at 4.40% CAGR during the period 2020-2026.

The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the data center colocation market during the forecast period:

  • Growing adoption of renewable energy by colocation providers

  • 5G adoption is growing demand for edge data centers

  • Growing adoption of Li-Ion batteries and fuel cells

  • Increase in large-scale deployments by colocation providers

The colocation market is attractive, with data centers offering a higher return on investment (ROI) than other commercial and industrial properties. In 2021, the increase in digitization is due to the pandemic, several initiatives taken by different countries and the deployment of technologies such as IoT, big data, 5G and edge. The growing investment of cloud service providers in various geographies is accelerating the colocation industry globally.


  • COVID-19 has been a catalyst for digitization initiatives and a solid boost in the growth of the colocation market.

  • An increase in digitalization in businesses will continue to increase investment in colocation service data centers.

  • Rack power density is expected to decrease from an average of 4 to 6 kW in 2020 to around 10 to 12 kW in 2026 due to the increased deployment of high performance infrastructure.

Answers to key questions

1. How big is the data center colocation market?

2. Which region had the largest share of the data center colocation market?

3. Which segment has the highest share in the colocation data center industry?

4. What are the driving forces behind the data center colocation market?

5. Who are the major players in the colocation data center industry?

6. What are the latest trends in the colocation data center market?

Market segmentation

Market shares and segments

  • Colocation services in data centers are offered through retail and wholesale colocation. In terms of market share, the distribution segment continues to dominate the market with around 70% market share.

  • Retail colocation services are likely to grow as many businesses in developing countries move from traditional server room infrastructure to data centers.

Market segmentation by colocation services

  • Retail roommate

  • Wholesale roommate

Market segmentation by infrastructure

Market segmentation by electrical infrastructure

Market segmentation by mechanical infrastructure

  • Cooling systems

  • CRAC & CRAH units

  • Cooling units

  • Cooling towers

  • Dry condensers and coolers

  • Evaporative Economizers and Coolers

  • Other cooling units

  • Racks

  • Other mechanical infrastructure

  • Cooling techniques

  • Air-based cooling technique

  • Liquid-based cooling technique

Market segmentation by general construction

Market segmentation by level standards

  • Level I and II

  • Level III

  • Level IV

Market segmentation by geography

  • North America

  • we

  • Canada

  • Latin America

  • Brazil

  • Other Latin American countries

  • Western Europe

  • UK

  • Germany

  • Netherlands

  • France

  • Ireland

  • Switzerland

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Other Western European Countries

  • Nordic

  • Denmark

  • Sweden

  • Norway

  • Finland & Iceland

  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • Russia and Czech Republic

  • Poland & Austria

  • Other Central and Eastern European Countries

  • Middle East

  • United Arab Emirates

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Turkey

  • Other Middle Eastern Countries

  • Africa

  • South Africa

  • Kenya

  • Other African countries

  • APAC

  • China and Hong Kong

  • Australia and New Zealand

  • India

  • Japan

  • Rest of the APAC

  • South East Asia

  • Singapore

  • Indonesia

  • Malaysia

  • Thailand

  • Other Southeast Asian Countries

Leading Data Center Colocation Providers

Other major data center colocation providers

  • 3data

  • 365 Data Centers (STONECOURT CAPITAL)

  • AirTrunk in operation

  • Aligned

  • American Tower

  • QA calculation

  • Archer Data Centers

  • Aruba


  • Bahnhof

  • BDx (Big Data Exchange)

  • Bulk infrastructure

  • Bridge data centers

  • Canberra Data Centers

  • Chayora

  • China Mobile International

  • China Unicom

  • Chindata

  • Chunghwa Telecom

  • Cologix

  • COPT Data Center Solutions

  • CtrlS Data Centers

  • Cyxtera Technologies

  • DATA4

  • data bank

  • Digiplex

  • EcoDataCenter

  • EdgeConneX

  • EdgeCore Internet Real Estate

  • Fiber center

  • fifteen-forty-seven Critical Systems Realty

  • Flexential

  • GIGA Data Centers

  • GlobalConnect

  • Green Mountain

  • H5 data centers

  • HostDime

  • Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ)

  • Iron mountain

  • KDDI

  • Keppel data centers

  • a main cube

  • Millicom (TIGO)



  • Orange

  • PCCW Solutions

  • PLDT Company

  • Pi data centers

  • World-class data centers

  • Princeton Digital Group (CEO)

  • Purecolo

  • Raxio Group

  • Royal orion

  • Rostelecom

  • Sabey Data Center

  • Scala Data Centers

  • Shanghai Atrium (AtHub)

  • Sify Technologies

  • Singtel

  • DC Space


  • Flow data centers

  • SUNeVision (iAdvantage)

  • Switch

  • T5 data centers

  • Telecom Italia Sparkle

  • Tenglong Holdings Group (Tamron)

  • Teraco Data Environments

  • TierPoint

  • Turkcell

  • Urbacon Data Center Solutions

  • American signal

  • Wingu


  • Yandex Cloud

  • Yotta Infrastructure Solutions (HIRANANDANI GROUP)

  • Zayo Group

New entrants

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