Australia Data Center Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029

The Australia Data Center Market is segmented by Hotspot (Melbourne, Perth, Sydney), by Data Center Size (Large, Massive, Medium, Mega, Small), by Tier Type (Tier 1 and 2, Tier 3, Tier 4) and by Absorption (Non-Utilized, Utilized). Market Volume in Megawatt (MW) is presented. Key Data Points observed include IT load capacity for existing and upcoming data centers, current and upcoming hotspots, average mobile data consumption, volume of fiber cable connectivity in KM, existing and upcoming submarine cables, rack space utilization, and number of data centers by tier.

Australia Data Center Market Size

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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Australia Data Center Market Analysis

The Australia Data Center Market size is estimated at 2.67 thousand MW in 2024, and is expected to reach 3.18 thousand MW by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 3.60% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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USD 5,654.52 Million

Market Size in 2024

USD 7,534.4 Million

Market Size in 2029

33.3%

CAGR (2017-2023)

5.9%

CAGR (2024-2029)

IT Load Capacity

2,665.4 MW

Value, IT Load Capacity , 2024

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The IT load capacity in the Australian data center market is projected to grow steadily and reach 3,181.6 MW by 2029. Government, BFSI, and manufacturing are the major end-user industries expected to showcase significant growth in future.

Total Raised Floor Space

Sq. Ft. 9.56 M

Volume, Raised Floor Space , 2024

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The total raised floor space of the country's data center facilities is expected to reach 11.4 million sq. ft by 2029. NEXTDC opened its AUD 1.5 billion Melbourne facility M3, covering an area of more than 100,000 sq.m.

Installed Racks

478,181

Volume, Installed Racks , 2024

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The total number of installed racks is expected to reach 570,787 units by 2029. STACK Australia constructing a 72 MW campus in the high-growth hyperscale corridor of Truganina, to be delivered in 2024.

# of DC Operators & DC Facilities

37 and 157

Volume, DC Facilities , 2024

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The data centers in the region are majorly tier 3 facilities with a gradual inclination toward tier 4 DC standards. This transformation will improve the DC performance and reduce the downtime of facilities.

Leading Market Player

19.4%

Market Share, AirTrunk Operating Pty Ltd , 2023

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AirTrunk led the Australian data center market. The company opened its second data center in Sydney called SYD2, with over 110 MW capacity, totalling its capacity to over 370 MW.

Tier 3 data center accounted for majority share in terms of volume in 2023, Tier 4 is fastest growing segment

  • Australia has no Tier 1 & 2 certified facilities. The Tier 3 segment of the Australian data center market reached an IT load capacity of 1,185.7 MW in 2021. It is anticipated to grow from 1,616.26 MW in 2022 to 2,615.6 MW by 2029 while recording a CAGR of 7.12%. The Tier IV data center segment reached an IT load capacity of 123 MW in 2021. The capacity is anticipated to grow from 185 MW in 2022 and reach 517 MW by 2029 while recording a CAGR of 15.81%.
  • Tier 3 and 4 data centers are expected to showcase significant growth in the Australian data center market. Tier 3 data centers offer uptime of 99.98%, with N+1 redundancies, which makes them preferable for the highest number of businesses. However, providers are getting the Tier 4 certification for their new facilities. For instance, NextDC’s data center in Brisbane has become the first in the country to receive a Tier 4 constructed facility certification from Uptime Institute.
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Australia Data Center Market Trends

Smartphone penetration rate growing above 130% in the country drives the data center market

  • The total number of smartphone users in the country was 22.43 million in 2022, and it is expected to witness a CAGR of 1.55% during the forecast period to reach a total number of 24.98 million by 2029.
  • With 79.60% of the Australian population using smartphones, it's clear that Australians rely significantly on them. Furthermore, 64% of the adult population in Australia utilizes smartphones before going to sleep, further highlighting the country's significant reliance on smartphones. Australia's average mobile phone data usage puts the country in second place in terms of mobile phone usage, following the United States. In 2019, 6.2 million Australians aged 14 and above (32%) owned a prepaid mobile phone, which they recharged every seven weeks on average and 71% of the teenagers spend more than 5 hrs. on social media a day.
  • Australia has a mobile penetration rate of 130%. On average, there are 104 apps installed on each smartphone device. In 2019, the total value of the Australian mobile commerce market was USD 12.1 billion. This market is expected to increase exponentially in size to over USD 20 billion by 2023. The Australian market's preference for smart phones necessitates the expansion of data centers' capabilities in order to handle the increase in data. Smartphones generate a lot of data, which necessitates real-time processing and analysis. The data centers must manage the sheer amount of data. Thus, the requirement for extra racks in Australia data centers may increase as the number of smartphone users rises.
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Increased adoption of streamed gaming and virtual reality would drive the data centers in Australia

  • The NBN is Australia's national broadband network, and it is replacing copper wires and cable broadband with optical fibers and other technologies to deliver more reliable, high-capacity internet.
  • The bandwidth and data demand increase is expected to be driven by video streaming in higher resolution formats, such as 4K and 8K television. However, increased adoption of streamed gaming and virtual reality may add to this demand, while compression technology, which reduces data requirements, is expected to partially offset the growth in bandwidth demand.
  • Fiber lines are expected to remain the dominant fixed broadband technology through 2025, supported by the rising demand for high-speed Internet services and the government's focus on aggressive fiber to the x (FTTx) network expansions nationwide under the National Broadband Network (NBN) project. Telstra was the dominant NBN retail service provider in 2021, with over 3.7 million subscriptions or approximately 45% of total subscribers.
  • In terms of investment, in August 2022, Australian operator Telstra selected new rollout partners for transport network infrastructure machinery capable of laying dual fiber cables simultaneously. The operator is accelerating its efforts to build out high-capacity data transport networks across Australia, which is renowned for its distinctive environmental challenges.
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OTHER KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS COVERED IN THE REPORT

  • Increased use of Youtube, Facebook and increased purchasing from ecommerce platforms from consumers in the country to boost data centers
  • Growth in Fiber-to-the-home/building (FTTH/B) service in Australia drives the data centers market in the counry
  • Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone are major network providers in the country further expanding their services would drive the growth in data centers

Australia Data Center Industry Overview

The Australia Data Center Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 16.94%. The major players in this market are Digital Realty Trust, Inc., Equinix, Inc., Fujitsu Group, Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd. and Telstra Corporation Limited (sorted alphabetically).

Australia Data Center Market Leaders

  1. Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

  2. Equinix, Inc.

  3. Fujitsu Group

  4. Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd.

  5. Telstra Corporation Limited

Australia Data Center Market Concentration

Other important companies include AirTrunk Operating Pty Ltd., Canberra Data Centers, Global Switch Holdings Limited, Intervolve Pty Ltd. (Vintek Group), Leaseweb Global B.V., Macquarie Telecom Group, NEXTDC Ltd.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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Australia Data Center Market News

  • August 2022: Equinix announced that it completed the USD 15.7 million expansion of its second Melbourne data center. First opened in February 2020, the ME2 site in Port Melbourne acquired 500 new cabinets, increasing the facility's total to 1,500 cabinets and colocation space covering 4,070 square meters (43,800 sq ft). The data center is planned to eventually span over 8,200 square meters (88,150 sq ft) and will house 3,000 cabinets.
  • August 2022: Leaseweb Global, announced that it is expanding its Asia Pacific presence with the opening of three new data centers in Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney before the end of the year. When the additional locations launch, Leaseweb will operate a total of nine data centers across the region.
  • August 2022: Canberra Data Centres announced that it has signed a new 10-year deal with the Defence last month. The USD 91.5 million Defence contract is double the value of its previous most lucrative contract with the big spending department, and was revealed through public tender documents.

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Australia Data Center Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & KEY FINDINGS

  2. REPORT OFFERS

  3. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1. Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2. Scope of the Study​

    3. 1.3. Research Methodology

  4. 2. MARKET OUTLOOK

    1. 2.1. IT Load Capacity

    2. 2.2. Raised Floor Space

    3. 2.3. Colocation Revenue

    4. 2.4. Installed Racks

    5. 2.5. Rack Space Utilization

    6. 2.6. Submarine Cable

  5. 3. Key Industry Trends

    1. 3.1. Smartphone Users

    2. 3.2. Data Traffic Per Smartphone

    3. 3.3. Mobile Data Speed

    4. 3.4. Broadband Data Speed

    5. 3.5. Fiber Connectivity Network

    6. 3.6. Regulatory Framework

      1. 3.6.1. Australia

    7. 3.7. Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  6. 4. MARKET SEGMENTATION (INCLUDES MARKET SIZE IN VOLUME, FORECASTS UP TO 2029 AND ANALYSIS OF GROWTH PROSPECTS)

    1. 4.1. Hotspot

      1. 4.1.1. Melbourne

      2. 4.1.2. Perth

      3. 4.1.3. Sydney

      4. 4.1.4. Rest of Australia

    2. 4.2. Data Center Size

      1. 4.2.1. Large

      2. 4.2.2. Massive

      3. 4.2.3. Medium

      4. 4.2.4. Mega

      5. 4.2.5. Small

    3. 4.3. Tier Type

      1. 4.3.1. Tier 1 and 2

      2. 4.3.2. Tier 3

      3. 4.3.3. Tier 4

    4. 4.4. Absorption

      1. 4.4.1. Non-Utilized

      2. 4.4.2. Utilized

        1. 4.4.2.1. By Colocation Type

          1. 4.4.2.1.1. Hyperscale

          2. 4.4.2.1.2. Retail

          3. 4.4.2.1.3. Wholesale

        2. 4.4.2.2. By End User

          1. 4.4.2.2.1. BFSI

          2. 4.4.2.2.2. Cloud

          3. 4.4.2.2.3. E-Commerce

          4. 4.4.2.2.4. Government

          5. 4.4.2.2.5. Manufacturing

          6. 4.4.2.2.6. Media & Entertainment

          7. 4.4.2.2.7. Telecom

          8. 4.4.2.2.8. Other End User

  7. 5. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 5.1. Market Share Analysis

    2. 5.2. Company Landscape

    3. 5.3. Company Profiles (includes Global Level Overview, Market Level Overview, Core Business Segments, Financials, Headcount, Key Information, Market Rank, Market Share, Products and Services, and Analysis of Recent Developments).

      1. 5.3.1. AirTrunk Operating Pty Ltd.

      2. 5.3.2. Canberra Data Centers

      3. 5.3.3. Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

      4. 5.3.4. Equinix, Inc.

      5. 5.3.5. Fujitsu Group

      6. 5.3.6. Global Switch Holdings Limited

      7. 5.3.7. Intervolve Pty Ltd. (Vintek Group)

      8. 5.3.8. Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd.

      9. 5.3.9. Leaseweb Global B.V.

      10. 5.3.10. Macquarie Telecom Group

      11. 5.3.11. NEXTDC Ltd

      12. 5.3.12. Telstra Corporation Limited

    4. 5.4. LIST OF COMPANIES STUDIED

  8. 6. KEY STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR DATA CENTER CEOS

  9. 7. APPENDIX

    1. 7.1. Global Overview

      1. 7.1.1. Overview

      2. 7.1.2. Porter’s Five Forces Framework

      3. 7.1.3. Global Value Chain Analysis

      4. 7.1.4. Global Market Size and DROs

    2. 7.2. Sources & References

    3. 7.3. List of Tables & Figures

    4. 7.4. Primary Insights

    5. 7.5. Data Pack

    6. 7.6. Glossary of Terms

List of Tables & Figures

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  2. VOLUME OF IT LOAD CAPACITY, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF RAISED FLOOR AREA, SQ.FT. ('000), AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF COLOCATION REVENUE, USD MILLION, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF INSTALLED RACKS, NUMBER, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. RACK SPACE UTILIZATION, %, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. COUNT OF SMARTPHONE USERS, NUMBER, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. DATA TRAFFIC PER SMARTPHONE, GB, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. AVERAGE MOBILE DATA SPEED, MBPS, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. AVERAGE BROADBAND SPEED, MBPS, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. LENGTH OF FIBER CONNECTIVITY NETWORK, KILOMETER, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF IT LOAD CAPACITY, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF HOTSPOT, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF HOTSPOT, %, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF HOTSPOT, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF MELBOURNE, MW, HOTSPOT, %, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF HOTSPOT, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF PERTH, MW, HOTSPOT, %, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF HOTSPOT, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF SYDNEY, MW, HOTSPOT, %, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF HOTSPOT, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF REST OF AUSTRALIA, MW, HOTSPOT, %, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF DATA CENTER SIZE, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF DATA CENTER SIZE, %, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF DATA CENTER SIZE, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF DATA CENTER SIZE, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF DATA CENTER SIZE, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF TIER TYPE, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF TIER TYPE, %, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF TIER TYPE, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF TIER TYPE, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ABSORPTION, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF ABSORPTION, %, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF ABSORPTION, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF COLOCATION TYPE, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF COLOCATION TYPE, %, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF COLOCATION TYPE, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF COLOCATION TYPE, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF COLOCATION TYPE, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF END USER, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF END USER, %, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF END USER, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF END USER, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF END USER, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF END USER, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF END USER, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF END USER, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF END USER, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF END USER, MW, AUSTRALIA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF MAJOR PLAYERS, %, AUSTRALIA, 2022

Australia Data Center Industry Segmentation

Melbourne, Perth, Sydney are covered as segments by Hotspot. Large, Massive, Medium, Mega, Small are covered as segments by Data Center Size. Tier 1 and 2, Tier 3, Tier 4 are covered as segments by Tier Type. Non-Utilized, Utilized are covered as segments by Absorption.

  • Australia has no Tier 1 & 2 certified facilities. The Tier 3 segment of the Australian data center market reached an IT load capacity of 1,185.7 MW in 2021. It is anticipated to grow from 1,616.26 MW in 2022 to 2,615.6 MW by 2029 while recording a CAGR of 7.12%. The Tier IV data center segment reached an IT load capacity of 123 MW in 2021. The capacity is anticipated to grow from 185 MW in 2022 and reach 517 MW by 2029 while recording a CAGR of 15.81%.
  • Tier 3 and 4 data centers are expected to showcase significant growth in the Australian data center market. Tier 3 data centers offer uptime of 99.98%, with N+1 redundancies, which makes them preferable for the highest number of businesses. However, providers are getting the Tier 4 certification for their new facilities. For instance, NextDC’s data center in Brisbane has become the first in the country to receive a Tier 4 constructed facility certification from Uptime Institute.
Hotspot
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney
Rest of Australia
Data Center Size
Large
Massive
Medium
Mega
Small
Tier Type
Tier 1 and 2
Tier 3
Tier 4
Absorption
Non-Utilized
Utilized
By Colocation Type
Hyperscale
Retail
Wholesale
By End User
BFSI
Cloud
E-Commerce
Government
Manufacturing
Media & Entertainment
Telecom
Other End User
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Market Definition

  • IT LOAD CAPACITY - The IT load capacity or installed capacity, refers to the amount of energy consumed by servers and network equipments placed in a rack installed. It is measured in megawatt (MW).
  • ABSORPTION RATE - It denotes the extend to which the data center capacity has been leased out. For instance, a 100 MW DC has leased out 75 MW, then absorption rate would be 75%. It is also referred as utilization rate and leased-out capacity.
  • RAISED FLOOR SPACE - It is an elevated space build over the floor. This gap between the original floor and the elevated floor is used to accommodate wiring, cooling, and other data center equipment. This arrangement assist in having proper wiring and cooling infrastructure. It is measured in square feet (ft^2).
  • DATA CENTER SIZE - Data Center Size is segmented based on the raised floor space allocated to the data center facilities. Mega DC - # of Racks must be more than 9000 or RFS (raised floor space) must be more than 225001 Sq. ft; Massive DC - # of Racks must be in between 9000 and 3001 or RFS must be in between 225000 Sq. ft and 75001 Sq. ft; Large DC - # of Racks must be in between 3000 and 801 or RFS must be in between 75000 Sq. ft and 20001 Sq. ft; Medium DC # of Racks must be in between 800 and 201 or RFS must be in between 20000 Sq. ft and 5001 Sq. ft; Small DC - # of Racks must be less than 200 or RFS must be less than 5000 Sq. ft.
  • TIER TYPE - According to Uptime Institute the data centers are classified into four tiers based on the proficiencies of redundant equipment of the data center infrastructure. In this segment the data center are segmented as Tier 1,Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4.
  • COLOCATION TYPE - The segment is segregated into 3 categories namely Retail, Wholesale and Hyperscale Colocation service. The categorization is done based on the amount of IT load leased out to potential customers. Retail colocation service has leased capacity less than 250 kW; Wholesale colocation services has leased capacity between 251 kW and 4 MW and Hyperscale colocation services has leased capacity more than 4 MW.
  • END CONSUMERS - The Data Center Market operates on a B2B basis. BFSI, Government, Cloud Operators, Media and Entertainment, E-Commerce, Telecom and Manufacturing are the major end-consumers in the market studied. The scope only includes colocation service operators catering to the increasing digitalization of the end-user industries.
Keyword Definition
Rack Unit Generally referred as U or RU, it is the unit of measurement for the server unit housed in the racks in the data center. 1U is equal to 1.75 inches.
Rack Density It defines the amount of power consumed by the equipment and server housed in a rack. It is measured in kilowatt (kW). This factor plays a critical role in data center design and, cooling and power planning.
IT Load Capacity The IT load capacity or installed capacity, refers to the amount of energy consumed by servers and network equipment placed in a rack installed. It is measured in megawatt (MW).
Absorption Rate It denotes how much of the data center capacity has been leased out. For instance, if a 100 MW DC has leased out 75 MW, then the absorption rate would be 75%. It is also referred to as utilization rate and leased-out capacity.
Raised Floor Space It is an elevated space built over the floor. This gap between the original floor and the elevated floor is used to accommodate wiring, cooling, and other data center equipment. This arrangement assists in having proper wiring and cooling infrastructure. It is measured in square feet/meter.
Computer Room Air Conditioner (CRAC) It is a device used to monitor and maintain the temperature, air circulation, and humidity inside the server room in the data center.
Aisle It is the open space between the rows of racks. This open space is critical for maintaining the optimal temperature (20-25 °C) in the server room. There are primarily two aisles inside the server room, a hot aisle and a cold aisle.
Cold Aisle It is the aisle wherein the front of the rack faces the aisle. Here, chilled air is directed into the aisle so that it can enter the front of the racks and maintain the temperature.
Hot Aisle It is the aisle where the back of the racks faces the aisle. Here, the heat dissipated from the equipment’s in the rack is directed to the outlet vent of the CRAC.
Critical Load It includes the servers and other computer equipment whose uptime is critical for data center operation.
Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) It is a metric which defines the efficiency of a data center. It is calculated by: (𝑇𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝐷𝑎𝑡𝑎 𝐶𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝐸𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑦 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑢𝑚𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛)/(𝑇𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝐼𝑇 𝐸𝑞𝑢𝑖𝑝𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝐸𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑦 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑢𝑚𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛). Further, a data center with a PUE of 1.2-1.5 is considered highly efficient, whereas, a data center with a PUE >2 is considered highly inefficient.
Redundancy It is defined as a system design wherein additional component (UPS, generators, CRAC) is added so that in case of power outage, equipment failure, the IT equipment should not be affected.
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) It is a device that is connected in series with the utility power supply, storing energy in batteries such that the supply from UPS is continuous to IT equipment even during utility power is snapped. The UPS primarily supports the IT equipment only.
Generators Just like UPS, generators are placed in the data center to ensure an uninterrupted power supply, avoiding downtime. Data center facilities have diesel generators and commonly, 48-hour diesel is stored in the facility to prevent disruption.
N It denotes the tools and equipment required for a data center to function at full load. Only "N" indicates that there is no backup to the equipment in the event of any failure.
N+1 Referred to as 'Need plus one', it denotes the additional equipment setup available to avoid downtime in case of failure. A data center is considered N+1 when there is one additional unit for every 4 components. For instance, if a data center has 4 UPS systems, then for to achieve N+1, an additional UPS system would be required.
2N It refers to fully redundant design wherein two independent power distribution system is deployed. Therefore, in the event of a complete failure of one distribution system, the other system will still supply power to the data center.
In-Row Cooling It is the cooling design system installed between racks in a row where it draws warm air from the hot aisle and supplies cool air to the cold aisle, thereby maintaining the temperature.
Tier 1 Tier classification determines the preparedness of a data center facility to sustain data center operation. A data center is classified as Tier 1 data center when it has a non-redundant (N) power component (UPS, generators), cooling components, and power distribution system (from utility power grids). The Tier 1 data center has an uptime of 99.67% and an annual downtime of <28.8 hours.
Tier 2 A data center is classified as Tier 2 data center when it has a redundant power and cooling components (N+1) and a single non-redundant distribution system. Redundant components include extra generators, UPS, chillers, heat rejection equipment, and fuel tanks. The Tier 2 data center has an uptime of 99.74% and an annual downtime of <22 hours.
Tier 3 A data center having redundant power and cooling components and multiple power distribution systems is referred to as a Tier 3 data center. The facility is resistant to planned (facility maintenance) and unplanned (power outage, cooling failure) disruption. The Tier 3 data center has an uptime of 99.98% and an annual downtime of <1.6 hours.
Tier 4 It is the most tolerant type of data center. A Tier 4 data center has multiple, independent redundant power and cooling components and multiple power distribution paths. All IT equipment are dual powered, making them fault tolerant in case of any disruption, thereby ensuring interrupted operation. The Tier 4 data center has an uptime of 99.74% and an annual downtime of <26.3 minutes.
Small Data Center Data center that has floor space area of ≤ 5,000 Sq. ft or the number of racks that can be installed is ≤ 200 is classified as a small data center.
Medium Data Center Data center which has floor space area between 5,001-20,000 Sq. ft, or the number of racks that can be installed is between 201-800, is classified as a medium data center.
Large Data Center Data center which has floor space area between 20,001-75,000 Sq. ft, or the number of racks that can be installed is between 801-3,000, is classified as a large data center.
Massive Data Center Data center which has floor space area between 75,001-225,000 Sq. ft, or the number of racks that can be installed is between 3001-9,000, is classified as a massive data center.
Mega Data Center Data center that has a floor space area of ≥ 225,001 Sq. ft or the number of racks that can be installed is ≥ 9001 is classified as a mega data center.
Retail Colocation It refers to those customers who have a capacity requirement of 250 kW or less. These services are majorly opted by small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Wholesale Colocation It refers to those customers who have a capacity requirement between 250 kW to 4 MW. These services are majorly opted by medium to large enterprises.
Hyperscale Colocation It refers to those customers who have a capacity requirement greater than 4 MW. The hyperscale demand primarily originates from large-scale cloud players, IT companies, BFSI, and OTT players (like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO+).
Mobile Data Speed It is the mobile internet speed a user experiences via their smartphones. This speed is primarily dependent on the carrier technology being used in the smartphone. The carrier technologies available in the market are 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G, where 2G provides the slowest speed while 5G is the fastest.
Fiber Connectivity Network It is a network of optical fiber cables deployed across the country, connecting rural and urban regions with high-speed internet connection. It is measured in kilometer (km).
Data Traffic per Smartphone It is a measure of average data consumption by a smartphone user in a month. It is measured in gigabyte (GB).
Broadband Data Speed It is the internet speed that is supplied over the fixed cable connection. Commonly, copper cable and optic fiber cable are used in both residential and commercial use. Here, optic cable fiber provides faster internet speed than copper cable.
Submarine Cable A submarine cable is a fiber optic cable laid down at two or more landing points. Through this cable, communication and internet connectivity between countries across the globe is established. These cables can transmit 100-200 terabits per second (Tbps) from one point to another.
Carbon Footprint It is the measure of carbon dioxide generated during the regular operation of a data center. Since, coal, and oil & gas are the primary source of power generation, consumption of this power contributes to carbon emissions. Data center operators are incorporating renewable energy sources to curb the carbon footprint emerging in their facilities.
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Australia Data Center Market Research FAQs

The Australia Data Center Market is projected to register a CAGR of 3.60% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Digital Realty Trust, Inc., Equinix, Inc., Fujitsu Group, Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd. and Telstra Corporation Limited are the major companies operating in the Australia Data Center Market.

In the Australia Data Center Market, the Tier 3 segment accounts for the largest share by tier type.

In 2024, the Tier 4 segment accounts for the fastest growing by tier type in the Australia Data Center Market.

In 2023, the Australia Data Center Market size was estimated at 2.67 thousand. The report covers the Australia Data Center Market historical market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029. The report also forecasts the Australia Data Center Market size for years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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