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Everything you need to make the right decisions

Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Data Centres market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

Mintel has the answers you’re looking for

What are the key challenges facing the industry? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?

Issues and Insights

  • 5G is just around the corner
  • Build it any colour as long as it is green
  • Security the heart of a data centre

Data Centre Segmentation

  • Manufacturing
  • Retail/wholesale
  • Government
  • Finance
  • Transport/communications/utilities
  • Business Services
  • Agriculture/mining/construction
  • Health/education
  • Other

Company Profiles

  • Equinix
  • Iomart Group
  • Next Generation Data
  • Pulsant Group
  • Telehouse International Corporation of Europe
  • Virtus Data Centres

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

Written by Terry Leggett, a leading analyst in the B2B sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

Colocation data centres are set to see huge and rapid growth in demand. This will lead to both the development of new facilities and the constant upgrading of existing facilities to accommodate the ever increasing volumes of data being created and analysed. Terry Leggett
Senior B2B Analyst

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What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Covered in this Report
      • Executive Summary

          • The market
            • Dynamic growth
              • Figure 1: The UK market for colocation data centres, 2014-2018
            • Used by every sector
              • Figure 2: Data centre usage, by industry, 2018
            • Enterprises are not the only data centre users
              • Figure 3: Data centre usage, by company size, 2018
            • 5G set to further demand
              • The Internet of Things will also boost demand
                • Figure 4: Worldwide connected devices installed, 2015-17 actual and 2018-25 forecast
              • The cloud is here to stay
                • Demand for data centres to grow very strongly
                  • Figure 5: Forecast market for colocation data centres, 2019-23
                • Companies and brands
                  • The UK is a leader in Europe
                    • Figure 6: Role of the UK in data centres in West Europe, 2019
                  • An international business
                    • Wholesale
                      • Retail
                        • An attractive investment
                          • What we think
                          • Issues and Insights

                            • 5G is just around the corner
                              • The facts
                                • The implications
                                  • Build it any colour as long as it is green
                                    • The facts
                                      • The implications
                                        • Security the heart of a data centre
                                          • The facts
                                            • The implications
                                            • The Market – What You Need to Know

                                              • UK is the leading centre in Europe
                                                • Dynamic growth
                                                  • Changing target market
                                                  • Market Size

                                                    • By value
                                                      • Figure 7: The UK market for colocation data centres, 2014-2018
                                                    • Number of data centres
                                                      • Figure 8: Role of the UK in data centres in West Europe, 2019
                                                  • Market Segmentation

                                                    • Wholesale and retail colocation blurring
                                                      • Industry segmentation
                                                        • Figure 9: Data centre usage, by industry, 2018
                                                      • Company segmentation
                                                        • Figure 10: Data centre usage, by company size, 2018
                                                      • Regional breakdown
                                                        • Figure 11: Country profile of data centres in UK, 2019 (number)
                                                      • England
                                                        • Figure 12: Geographic profile of data centres in England, 2019
                                                        • Figure 13: City concentration of data centres in England, 2019
                                                      • Scotland
                                                        • Figure 14: Data centre locations in Scotland, 2019
                                                      • Wales
                                                        • Figure 15: Data centre locations in Wales, 2019
                                                      • Northern Ireland
                                                      • Market Forecast

                                                        • Strong prospects
                                                            • Figure 16: Forecast market for colocation data centres, 2019-23
                                                        • The Impact of the Economy

                                                          • GDP
                                                            • Figure 17: GDP overall quarterly development, Q1 2015-Q4 2018
                                                            • Figure 18: GDP quarterly development, by sector, 2004-18
                                                            • Figure 19: Forecast GDP development, 2019-2023
                                                        • Market Trends

                                                          • The evolution
                                                            • The challenge of the digital growth
                                                              • Growing software-driven centres
                                                                • Efficiency issues
                                                                  • Pricing
                                                                    • Prefabricated centres
                                                                      • The impact of regulation
                                                                        • Location and latency
                                                                          • Security
                                                                          • Market Drivers

                                                                            • Internet usage
                                                                              • Figure 20: Growth in Worldwide internet usage, by region, 2000-2019
                                                                              • Figure 21: Proportion of businesses with internet access, by size of company, 2017
                                                                            • Websites
                                                                              • Figure 22: Proportion of Businesses with Websites, by size of company, 2017
                                                                            • E-commerce
                                                                              • Figure 23: Total growth of e-commerce sales, 2014-18
                                                                              • Figure 24: Segmentation of e-commerce sales, by sector, 2018
                                                                              • Figure 25: Proportion of companies making e-commerce sales, by sector, 2017
                                                                              • Figure 26: Comparison of companies active in e-commerce selling and purchasing, by size of company, 2017
                                                                            • The cloud
                                                                              • Figure 27: The cloud computing market 2014-18
                                                                              • Figure 28: Estimated adoption of cloud computing, by function, 2017
                                                                              • Figure 29: Proportion of companies purchasing cloud computing services, by sector, 2017
                                                                            • The 5G impact
                                                                              • Internet of Things
                                                                                • Figure 30: Worldwide connected devices installed, 2015-17 actual and 2018-25 forecast
                                                                            • Companies and Brands – What You Need to Know

                                                                              • Industry divisions blurring
                                                                                • An attractive investment
                                                                                  • The regional footprint is slowly changing
                                                                                  • Industry Structure

                                                                                    • A tale of two markets
                                                                                    • Competitive Strategies

                                                                                      • Wholesale, retail and now hybrid
                                                                                        • London – still the key hub
                                                                                          • When East-West meets North-South
                                                                                          • Company Profiles

                                                                                            • Equinix
                                                                                              • Activity
                                                                                                • Figure 31: Geographic location of Equinix data centres, 2019
                                                                                              • Performance
                                                                                                • Figure 32: Financial performance of Equinix (UK), 2013-17 (£ million)
                                                                                              • Strategy
                                                                                                • iomart Group
                                                                                                  • Activity
                                                                                                    • Figure 33: Geographic location of iomart Group data centres, 2019
                                                                                                  • Performance
                                                                                                    • Figure 34: Financial performance of iomart Group, 2014-18 (£ million)
                                                                                                  • Strategy
                                                                                                    • Next Generation Data
                                                                                                      • Activity
                                                                                                        • Performance
                                                                                                          • Figure 35: Financial performance of Next Generation Data, 2013-17 (£ million)
                                                                                                        • Strategy
                                                                                                          • Pulsant Group
                                                                                                            • Activity
                                                                                                              • Performance
                                                                                                                • Figure 36: Financial performance of Pulsant Group Holdings, 2014-18 (£ million)
                                                                                                              • Strategy
                                                                                                                • Telehouse International Corporation of Europe
                                                                                                                  • Activity
                                                                                                                    • Performance
                                                                                                                      • Figure 37: Financial performance of Telehouse International Corporation of Europe, 2014-18 (£ million)
                                                                                                                    • Strategy
                                                                                                                      • Virtus Data Centres
                                                                                                                        • Activity
                                                                                                                          • Performance
                                                                                                                            • Figure 38: Financial performance of Virtus Data Centres, 2013-17 (£ million)
                                                                                                                          • Strategy
                                                                                                                          • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                                                                              • Abbreviations
                                                                                                                                • Methodology

                                                                                                                                About the report

                                                                                                                                This report will give you a complete 360-degree view of your market. Not only is it rooted in robust proprietary and high-quality third-party data, but our industry experts put that data into context and you’ll quickly understand:

                                                                                                                                • The Consumer

                                                                                                                                  What They Want. Why They Want It.

                                                                                                                                • The Competitors

                                                                                                                                  Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

                                                                                                                                • The Market

                                                                                                                                  Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

                                                                                                                                • The Innovations

                                                                                                                                  New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

                                                                                                                                • The Opportunities

                                                                                                                                  Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

                                                                                                                                • The Trends

                                                                                                                                  What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

                                                                                                                                Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

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