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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?

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

      • The market
        • Figure 1: UK market for colocation data centres, 2015-2022
        • Figure 2: World location and management of IT infrastructure, 2016-2020
        • Figure 3: Segmentation of the UK market for IT services by industry, 2017
        • Figure 4: UK data centre usage, by industry, 2017
        • Figure 5: UK data centre usage, by size of company, 2017
        • Figure 6: UK analysis of colocation data centre locations, by, country, 2018
        • Figure 7: Major data centre locations in England, 2018
      • Market factors
        • Companies
          • What we think
          • Key Issues

              • What modernisations are taking place?
                • So why is the industry so fragmented?
                  • Why is the UK a European leader?
                  • Introduction

                      • Definitions
                        • Methodology
                          • Abbreviations
                            • Market positioning
                              • Figure 8: World analysis of colocation data centre locations, 2018
                              • Figure 9: UK role in the Western European market for colocation data centres, 2018
                          • UK Economy

                            • Overview
                              • Figure 10: Forecast GDP development 2017-22
                              • Figure 11: UK GDP quarterly development, 2004-18
                            • Inflation
                              • House prices
                                • Figure 12: UK House price changes, 2007-2018
                              • Interest rates
                                • Consumer spending
                                  • Manufacturing
                                    • Figure 13: UK manufacturing, 2014-18
                                  • Business investment
                                    • Figure 14: UK GFCF 2003-17
                                  • Imports
                                    • Exports
                                    • Market Factors

                                        • Market factors
                                          • Internet access and usage
                                            • Figure 15: Worldwide internet usage, by region, 2010-17
                                            • Figure 16: Proportion of businesses with Internet access, by size of company, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 17: Proportion of businesses with Internet access and type of connection, by size of company, 2012-16
                                            • Figure 18: Proportion of businesses by maximum contracted Internet connection speed, by size of company, 2012-16
                                          • Cloud computing
                                            • Figure 19: UK cloud computing market, 2013-17
                                        • Market Size and Forecast

                                            • Market size and forecast
                                              • The context
                                                • The UK market
                                                  • Figure 20: UK market for colocation data centres, 2015-2022
                                                  • Figure 21: World location and management of IT infrastructure, 2016-2020
                                              • Market Segmentation

                                                  • Market segmentation
                                                    • Types of data centres
                                                        • Figure 22: UK analysis of data centres, by type, 2017
                                                        • Figure 23: UK analysis of data centres, by raised floor space, 2017
                                                      • Data centre functions
                                                        • Figure 24: UK analysis of data centres, by revenue function, 2017
                                                      • Type of end user
                                                        • Figure 25: Segmentation of the UK market for IT services by industry, 2017
                                                        • Figure 26: UK data centre usage, by industry, 2017
                                                      • Size of end user
                                                        • Figure 27: UK leading web hosting operators, 2018
                                                        • Figure 28: UK data centre usage, by size of company, 2017
                                                      • Geographic breakdown
                                                        • Figure 29: UK analysis of colocation data centre locations, by, country, 2018
                                                      • England
                                                        • Figure 30: Major data centre locations in England, 2018
                                                      • Scotland
                                                        • Figure 31: Major data centre locations in Scotland, 2018
                                                      • Wales
                                                        • Figure 32: Major data centre locations in Wales, 2018
                                                      • Northern Ireland
                                                      • Market Trends

                                                          • Market trends
                                                            • Trend to modernisation and all-flash solutions
                                                              • Trend to modernisation and converged technologies
                                                                • Trend to modernisation and software defined storage
                                                                  • Energy consumption and cooling facilities
                                                                    • Security
                                                                      • Regional development
                                                                      • Industry Structure

                                                                          • Industry development
                                                                          • Company Profiles

                                                                            • Colt Technology Services

                                                                                  • Figure 33: Financial Analysis of Colt Technology Services, 2012-16
                                                                                • Company strategy
                                                                                • Equinix

                                                                                    • Figure 34: Equinix data centre portfolio, 2018
                                                                                    • Figure 35: Financial Analysis of Equinix (UK), 2012-16
                                                                                  • Company strategy
                                                                                  • Global Switch

                                                                                        • Figure 36: Financial Analysis of Global Switch, 2012-16
                                                                                      • Company strategy
                                                                                      • Interxion

                                                                                            • Figure 37: Financial Analysis of Interxion Europe, 2012-16
                                                                                          • Company strategy
                                                                                          • Iomart Group

                                                                                                • Figure 38: Financial analysis of iomart Group, 2013-17
                                                                                              • Company strategy
                                                                                              • Next Generation Data

                                                                                                    • Figure 39: Financial analysis of Next Generation Data, 2013-17
                                                                                                  • Company strategy
                                                                                                  • Pulsant Group Holdings

                                                                                                        • Figure 40: Financial analysis of Pulsant Group Holdings, 2015-16
                                                                                                      • Company strategy
                                                                                                      • Telehouse International Corporation of Europe

                                                                                                            • Figure 41: Financial Analysis of Telehouse International Corporation of Europe, 2012-17
                                                                                                          • Company strategy

                                                                                                          Data Centres - UK - May 2018

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