Global Multi-tenant and Wholesale Data Center Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Jun 2016
  • Pages: 60
  • SKU: IRTNTR9187

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This market research report presents a detailed segmentation of the global multi-tenant and wholesale data center market by type (multi-tenant data center services and wholesale data center services) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA). Some of the leading vendors among many other players in this market are CenturyLink, Digital Realty, Equinix, Global Switch, Level 3 Communications, NTT Communications, and Rackspace.

Overview of the global multi-tenant and wholesale data center market

Technavio’s market research analysts estimate the global multi-tenant and wholesale data center market to grow at a CAGR of more than 13% during the forecast period. The growing adoption of cloud-based services and big data analytics has necessitated the use of data center IT infrastructure. To access the voluminous data stored in data centers, enterprises are aiming towards a powerful networking solution through a distributed computing environment. Such business demands will result in the increased use of retail, managed, and wholesale data center space by enterprises to host additional infrastructures for business continuity in the coming years.

Data center vendors are coming up with many innovations for an efficient IT infrastructure. The vendors are constantly innovating multi-mode UPS systems, renewable energy sources, and rack embedded power distribution units (PDUs) to improve the overall efficiency of data center facilities and offer high availability at low latency. The growing number of colocation and managed service facilities will increase the adoption of such IT infrastructures to reduce capital and operational expenditure over the next four years.

Segmentation by type and analysis of the multi-tenant and wholesale data center market

  • Multi-tenant data centers
  • Wholesale colocation

Wholesale data center colocation is a cost-efficient alternative for enterprises that operate an IT load of more than 1 MW. Enterprises are increasingly opting for wholesale colocation to reduce the burden of building and operating a data center facility. The adoption of wholesale data centers is high among CSPs and global enterprises. With the growing use of use of cloud services, big data, and IoT among enterprises, this market segmented is expected to register an impressive CAGR of more than 19% during the forecast period.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the multi-tenant and wholesale data center market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

The Americas was the largest region in the multi-tenant and wholesale data center market during 2015 and accounted for approximately 46% of the total market revenue. With the widespread business development and the need for advanced data center services, there has been an increase in the demand for colocation and managed services in the US. This rise in the number of mergers and acquisitions among colocation vendors will boost the growth prospects for this market in the Americas during the next few years.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Colocation service vendors possess the expertise required for efficiently managing data centers and troubleshooting the network whenever any problem occurs. The major players in the market are focusing on location and network connectivity to attract more consumers. Competition in the market is expected to intensify during the forecast period owing to the growing number of collocation centers along with other data center facilities. Vendors in the market are also involved in mergers and acquisitions in order to expand their footprint and meet the rising business demands from across the globe.

Key vendors in the market are -

  • CenturyLink
  • Digital Realty
  • Equinix
  • Global Switch
  • Level 3 Communications
  • NTT Communications
  • Rackspace

The other prominent vendors in the multi-tenant and wholesale data center market include Ascenty, AT&T, CentriLogic, China Telecom, Cosentry, CSC, CtrlS Datacenters, Cyrus, Datapipe, Digiplex, DuPont Fabros, Expedient Data Centers, Fujitsu, HCL, iAdvantage, IBM, Internap, Interoute Communications, Interxion, IO, NaviSite, PCCW Global, Peak 10, PEER 1 Hosting, ServerCentral, Singtel, Sungard Availability Services, Switch, T.C.C. Technology , Telefonica, Telehouse (KDDI), Telstra International, Verizon Enterprise, ViaWest, and Zayo.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global multi-tenant and wholesale data center market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global multi-tenant and wholesale data center market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global multi-tenant and wholesale data center market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global multi-tenant and wholesale data center market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global multi-tenant and wholesale data center market?

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In a data center, the concept of multi-tenancy includes managed hosting services, where the infrastructure is managed by a service provider but is operated by the organizations. Managed hosting services and colocation are useful for customers across industry verticals as single facilities can be rented to private clients for their business operational purposes. Additionally, colocation helps to reduce the overall spending on IT infrastructure and also improves security and ownership control of the data. 

The report, global multi-tenant wholesale data center market, is part of Technavio’s ICT research portfolio. This portfolio provides a comprehensive market analysis along with the market share, market sizing, and market segmentations covering areas such as automatic identification system, cloud computing, data center, enterprise application, IT security, ITO and BPO, and product lifecycle management. These market research reports provide a perspective on the various market opportunities and market threats along with the key trends that would influence the market growth during the forecast period. It presents insights into the changing competitive landscape and a detailed profiling and market analysis of the vendors. Also covered in the research are the key regions or countries that would have an impact on the market during the assessment years.

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Market overview
  • Top vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by type

  • Multi-tenant data centers
  • Wholesale colocation

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Americas
  • EMEA
  • APAC

PART 08: Market drivers

PART 09: Impact of drivers

PART 10: Market challenges

PART 11: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 12: Market trends

PART 13: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • CenturyLink
  • Digital Realty
  • Equinix
  • Global Switch
  • Level 3 Communications
  • NTT Communications
  • Rackspace
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 14: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 15: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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