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Australia Data Center Market to Witness Investment of USD 9.6 Billion by 2027. New Investors Heading Towards Sydney and Melbourne - Arizton

CHICAGO, Nov. 23, 2022 -- According to Arizton's latest research report, the Australia data center market is to reach USD 9.6 Billion by 2027. In 2021, Sydney and Melbourne received 70% of Australia's overall data center investment. New data center investors such as Stockland and Trifalga have invested in the data centers in Sydney. Sydney is a significant data center market in Australia driven by factors such as growth in digitalization, connectivity options, and 5G deployment.

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The data center market in Melbourne witnessed investment from new entrant STACK Infrastructure for the development of a data center facility. Microsoft also invested in developing its data center, MEL5, in Melbourne.

Australia has the presence of several colocation operators. Significant revenue is coming from retail colocation, with wholesale colocation growing steadily due to rising interest from cloud service providers.

In 2021, Finance Ministry in the country started using digital data management services under its Digital Records Transformation Initiative according to the three-year initiative by the government for modernization of the public sector in the country. The country has great potential in renewable energy sources supported by government measures and operator initiatives. For instance, the Government of Australia has launched its renewable energy strategy, aiming to generate around 100% electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. Operators like NEXTDC and Equinix have also aimed to become carbon neutral with renewable energy adoption.

Australia Data Center Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market Size 2027

USD 9.6 Billion

Market Size 2021

USD 6.16 Billion

Market Size - Area (2027)

1.3 Million Sq. Ft.

Market Size -Power Capacity (2027)

283 MW

Colocation Market Size - Revenue (2027)

1.63 Million

CAGR (2022-2027)

7.67 %

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Forecast Year


Market Segmentation

IT Infrastructure, Electrical Infrastructure, Mechanical Infrastructure, Cooling Systems, General Construction, Tier Standard, and Cities

Market Dynamics

Growing adoption of cloud service, increasing renewable energy, rising of submarine & inland connectivity, and High adoption of advanced technologies such as big data, IoT & AI

Key Companies

IT Infrastructure Providers: Arista Networks, Atos, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Extreme Networks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hitachi Vantara, IBM, Juniper Networks, Lenovo, NEC, NetApp, Oracle, Pure Storage, Quanta Cloud Technology, Super Micro Computer

Data Center Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors: AECOM, AREA3, Aurecon

Benmax Group, Bouygues Construction, Dem, FDC Construction & Fitout Pty Ltd, Greenbox Architecture, HDR Architecture, Hutchinson Builders, Icon, ISG, John Holland, Linesight, Nilsen, Paramount Airconditioning, Parratech, Stowe Australia, and Taylor Group Construction

Support Infrastructure Providers: ABB, Alfa Laval, Canovate, Caterpillar, Condair, Cummins, Delta Electronics, Eaton, Everett Smith & Co, Green Revolution Cooling, HITEC Power Protection, Kohler (SDMO), Legrand, Mitsubishi Electric, Piller Power Systems, Rittal, Rolls-Royce, Schneider Electric, STULZ, Thycon, and Vertiv

Data Center Investors: CDC Data Centres, DC Two, Digital Realty, AirTrunk, DCI Data Centers, Equinix, Keppel DC REIT, Leading Edge Data Centres, Macquarie Telecom Group, NEXTDC, Hickory, and Edge Centres

New Entrants: GreenSquareDC, STACK Infrastructure, Stockland, Supernode, Trifalga, and Vantage Data Centers

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The Australia data center market is among the top markets in APAC and is expected to grow at ~45% between 2022 and 2027. The average occupancy rate of colocation capacity is over 75%, with colocation demand in the market driven by cloud and IT sectors, followed by the government and BFSI companies.

Cities such as Sydney and Melbourne will witness more hyperscale developments, with other cities such as Perth, Brisbane, and Adelaide expected to see more edge data center deployment. The Government of Australia is supporting the growth of data centers with initiatives such as the "Industrial Land Strategy" for industrial land development and aiming to increase the share of renewable energy in the total power generated by 50% by 2025.

The market's growth potential has attracted several new entrants, such as GreenSquareDC, STACK Infrastructure, Stockland, Supernode, Trifalga, and Vantage Data Centers. The demand for edge data centers also has been significantly growing, with edge operators such as Edge Centres and Connected Farms announcing the deployment of edge data centers in the country. The market is also expected to witness growth in self-built facilities by cloud service providers in the coming years.

Why Should You Buy This Research?

  • Market size available in the investment, area, power capacity, and the Australia colocation market revenue.
  • An assessment of the investment in Australia by colocation and enterprise operators.
  • Investments in the area (square feet) and power capacity (MW) across locations in the country.
  • A detailed study of the existing market landscape, an in-depth industry analysis, and insightful predictions about the Australia data center market size during the forecast period.
    • Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party data center facilities in Australia
    • Facilities Covered (Existing): 130
    • Facilities Identified (Upcoming): 20
    • Coverage: 10+ Cities
    • Existing vs. Upcoming (Area)
    • Existing vs. Upcoming (IT Load Capacity)
  • Data center colocation market in Australia
    • Market Revenue & Forecast (2021-2027)
    • Wholesale vs. Retail Revenue & Forecast (2021-2027)
    • Retail Colocation Pricing
    • Wholesale Colocation Pricing
  • The Australia market landscape investments are classified into IT, power, cooling, and general construction services with sizing and forecast.
  • A comprehensive analysis of the latest trends, growth rate, potential opportunities, growth restraints, and prospects for the industry.
  • Business overview and product offerings of prominent IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors, support infrastructure providers, and investors operating in the industry.
  • A transparent research methodology and the analysis of the demand and supply aspects of the market.

Major Vendors

IT Infrastructure Providers

  • Arista Networks
  • Atos
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Extreme Networks
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Hitachi Vantara
  • IBM
  • Juniper Networks
  • Lenovo
  • NEC
  • NetApp
  • Oracle
  • Pure Storage
  • Quanta Cloud Technology
  • Super Micro Computer

Data Center Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors

  • AREA3
  • Aurecon
  • Benmax Group
  • Bouygues Construction
  • Dem
  • FDC Construction & Fitout Pty Ltd
  • Greenbox Architecture
  • HDR Architecture
  • Hutchinson Builders
  • Icon
  • ISG
  • John Holland
  • Linesight
  • Nilsen
  • Paramount Airconditioning
  • Parratech
  • Stowe Australia
  • Taylor Group Construction

Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Alfa Laval
  • Canovate
  • Caterpillar
  • Condair
  • Cummins
  • Delta Electronics
  • Eaton
  • Everett Smith & Co
  • Green Revolution Cooling
  • HITEC Power Protection
  • Kohler (SDMO)
  • Legrand
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Piller Power Systems
  • Rittal
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Schneider Electric
  • Thycon
  • Vertiv

Data Center Investors

  • CDC Data Centres
  • DC Two
  • Digital Realty
  • AirTrunk
  • DCI Data Centers
  • Equinix
  • Keppel DC REIT
  • Leading Edge Data Centres
  • Macquarie Telecom Group
  • Hickory
  • Edge Centres

New Entrants

  • GreenSquareDC
  • STACK Infrastructure
  • Stockland
  • Supernode
  • Trifalga
  • Vantage Data Centers

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Southeast Asia Data Center Market - Investment Analysis & Growth Opportunities 2022-2027: The Southeast Asia data center market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.79% from 2022-2027 and reach USD 12.92 billion by 2027. The region is also witnessing edge data center investments across major and minor cities. For instance, in August 2022, Edge Centres announced the development of its EC61 (Chiang Mai) edge facility in Thailand. The company also has plans to deploy additional facilities, namely, EC63 (Khon Kaen) and EC62 (Phuket). The Southeast Asia data center market is witnessing growth in submarine cable connectivity. For instance, cables such as Southeast Asia Japan Cable, Apricot, and Asia Direct Cable are upcoming submarine cables that will grow the region's connectivity.

Singapore Data Center Market - Investment Analysis & Growth Opportunities 2022-2027: Singapore data center market was valued at USD 4.3 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 5.7 million by 2027. Singapore is one of the top data center markets in APAC. Lifting of the data center moratorium, digitalization, investment in 5G technology, rise in the use of social media, and increased adoption of renewable resources like solar are some of the major factors driving the Singapore data center market.

Malaysia Data Center Market - Investment Analysis & Growth Opportunities 2022-2027: Malaysia data center market is expected to reach USD 1.57 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 6.7% during 2022-2027. The investment in renewable energy, from solar and wind energy to power data centers, is increasing. Companies such as Chindata and YTL Data Centers have set goals to improve the facilities' carbon footprint. Free Trade Zones attract operators to invest in the country by enabling various tax incentives. In March 2022, Yondr announced plans to develop a hyperscale data center campus with a power capacity of around 200 MW on approximately 72.8 acres in Sedenak Tech Park, which is projected to be built phase-wise out of which the first phase is expected to be live by 2024.

Table of Content

1. Existing & Upcoming Third-Party Data Centers in Australia
1.1. Historical Market Scenario
1.2. 130 Unique Data Center Properties
1.3. Data Center IT Load Capacity
1.4. Data Center White Floor Area
1.5. Existing Vs. Upcoming Data Center Capacity by Cities
1.6. Cities Covered
1.6.1. Sydney
1.6.2. Melbourne
1.6.3. Perth
1.6.4. Brisbane
1.6.5. Adelaide
1.6.6. Canberra
1.6.7. Darwin
1.6.8. Other Cities
1.7. List of Upcoming Data Center Projects

2. Investment Opportunities in Australia
2.1. Microeconomic and Macroeconomic factors of the Australia Market
2.2. Investment Opportunities in Australia
2.3. Investment by Area
2.4. Investment by Power Capacity

3. Data Center Colocation Market in Australia
3.1. Colocation Services Market in Australia
3.2. Retail VS. Wholesale Data Center Colocation
3.3. Colocation Pricing (Quarter Rack, Half Rack, Full Rack) & Add-ons

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Trends
4.3. Market Restraints

5. Market Segmentation
5.1. IT Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
5.2. Electrical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
5.3. Mechanical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
5.4. General Construction Services: Market Size & Forecast

6. Tier Standard Investment
6.1. Tier I & II
6.2. Tier III
6.3. Tier IV

7. Geography
7.1. Sydney
7.2. Melbourne
7.3. Perth
7.4. Other Cities

8. Key Market Participants
8.1. IT Infrastructure Providers
8.2. Construction Contractors
8.3. Support Infrastructure Providers
8.4. Data Center Investors
8.5. New Entrants

9. Appendix
9.1. Market Derivation
9.2. Quantitative Summary

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