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

The China Data Center Market is segmented by Hotspot (Beijing, Guangdong, Hebei, Jiangsu, Shanghai), 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.

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China Data Center Market Size

China Data Center Market Summary
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Major Players

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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China Data Center Market Analysis

The China Data Center Market size is estimated at 2.32 thousand MW in 2024, and is expected to reach 3.35 thousand MW by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 7.64%. Further, the market is expected to generate colocation revenue of USD 4,293 Million in 2024 and is projected to reach USD 6,204.6 Million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 7.64% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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USD 4,293.05 Million

Market Size in 2024

USD 6,204.5 Million

Market Size in 2029

44.2%

CAGR (2017-2023)

7.6%

CAGR (2024-2029)

IT Load Capacity

2,317 MW

Value, IT Load Capacity, 2024

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The IT load capacity of the Chinese data center market expected to reach a capacity of 3348.8 MW by 2029. Factors such as digital transactions, online gaming, and adoption of smart home automation, witnessed an increase in data consumption.

Total Raised Floor Space

Sq. Ft. 8.30 M

Volume, Raised Floor Space, 2024

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The total raised floor area of the country is expected to reach 11.9 million sq. ft by 2029. Space DC Pte Ltd is expected to strengthen its position in the Chinese market with the launch of its 225 MW DC facility in Wuhan by 2024-25.

Installed Racks

414,758

Volume, Installed Racks, 2024

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The total number of installed racks is expected to reach 599,433 units by 2029. Hebei is expected to house the maximum number of racks in the coming years.

# of DC Operators & DC Facilities

14 and 157

Volume, DC Facilities, 2024

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DC facilities are shifting towards tier 4 standards due to the increasing uptime demand and 24/7 service continuity contracts. Digital Group has the highest number of Tier 4 certified facilities, in terms of IT load capacity.

Leading Market Player

29.5%

Market Share, Space DC Pte Ltd., 2023

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Space DC Pte Ltd is a leading player in the Chinese data center market. It is expected to maintain its leading position by expanding its mega data center facilities in Hubei and Guangzhou during the forecast period.

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

  • Tier 3 data centers are the most preferred due to features such as on-site assistance, power, and cooling redundancy. The segment is expected to grow from 1,115.1 MW in 2022 to 1,874 MW by 2029 at a CAGR of 5.7%. These data centers are mainly chosen by companies for storing and processing business-critical data to cater to their growing business and scalability needs. There are around 110 Tier 3 data centers in the country, and around 37 upcoming data centers are under construction with Tier 3 specifications.
  • Tier 4 data centers are the next most preferred by large businesses due to their performance, lower downtime, and 99.99% uptime. These data centers are relatively costly; however, the performance offered by them outweighs the price and supports the competitive and growing needs of large businesses. In 2022, the country had seven Tier 4 data centers owned by Princeton Digital Group and SpaceDC Pte Ltd.
  • Tier 1 & 2 data centers are the least preferred due to their higher downtime durations, power and cooling redundancies, and on-site remote assistance. Since these data centers are relatively cheap compared to Tier 3 and Tier 4, small businesses and startup companies prefer them. Since Tier 1 & 2 data centers are the least preferred, stagnant growth could be seen during the forecast period.
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China Data Center Market Trends

Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo offer cheap smartphones with high end features which attracts consumers to spend more these products creating a hige demand in smartphones in the country

  • The number of Chinese smartphone users was 950 million in 2022, and the figure is expected to reach 1.8 billion by the end of the forecast period (2023-2029), registering a CAGR of 10.2%. The spread of 4G and 5G connectivity across the country has improved mobile communication, making smartphones a basic necessity for people.
  • Chinese smartphone companies are offering affordable smartphones with high-end features, leading to an increase in smartphone users in the country. Around 50% of users replace their phones every 12-18 months, making companies innovate their phones frequently. Currently, the major market players are Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo.
  • This increase in smartphone users has positively impacted the growth of the data center market in the country. During the study period, when the number of smartphone users increased fivefold, the number of racks in data centers increased from around 70k in 2017 to 280k in 2021. This trend is expected to be witnessed during the forecast period as well.
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Chinese government's "Broadband China Strategy coupled with increased fiber connectivity, boost the data centers in the country

  • The Chinese government's "Broadband China Strategy," drafted in 2013 and implemented in 2015, is accredited for spreading broadband connectivity across the country, primarily in remote locations. In 2021, under this strategy, the broadband speed reached 100 Mbps for residential use in cities and 20 Mbps in rural regions. On the other hand, the broadband speed for commercial/industrial use increased from an average speed of 100 Mbps in 2015 to 1 Gbps in 2021. With further expansion of the fiber connectivity network, average speeds are estimated to rise significantly in the coming years.
  • In order to provide high data speeds, the Chinese market increased the distance of laying fiber optic cables over the years. The deployment of optic fiber cable networks in the country registered a CAGR of 8.5% during 2017-2022. The deployment of fiber optic cables spurred last-mile internet connectivity in the country. As these cables offer better connectivity and higher bandwidths, most companies replaced them with traditional copper cables to offer better and upgraded services.
  • Stable broadband speed, predominantly via fiber cables, is crucial for the expansion of data centers and their communication with other data centers and internet exchanges (IX). It has become common for companies to store their business's critical data in the cloud, colocation, and in-house. Within these storage locations, various services are provided to their customers across different servers. With the increase in the number of points of communication, it becomes critical to keep communication as fast as possible. Therefore, strong broadband connectivity across the country is expected to support the data centers to maintain 100% uptime during the forecast period.
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OTHER KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS COVERED IN THE REPORT

  • Increasing usage of OTT subscriptions and mobile gaming along with social media penetration increases the data center market
  • Implementation of national FTTH standards across the country, increases the data center demand in China
  • Increase in the penetration rate of the 5G network in the country, drives the data center market

China Data Center Industry Overview

The China Data Center Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 22.39%. The major players in this market are China Telecom Corporation Ltd, Equinix Inc., GLP Pte Limited, Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd and Princeton Digital Group (sorted alphabetically).

China Data Center Market Leaders

  1. China Telecom Corporation Ltd

  2. Equinix Inc.

  3. GLP Pte Limited

  4. Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd

  5. Princeton Digital Group

China Data Center Market Concentration

Other important companies include BDx Data Center Pte. Ltd, Chayora Ltd, Chindata Group Holdings Ltd, GDS Service Co. Ltd, Space DC Pte Ltd, Telehouse (KDDI Corporation), Zenlayer Inc..

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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China Data Center Market News

  • December 2022: Edgeconnex has entered into strategic partnership with Chayora Ltd for providing its services in China.
  • September 2022: Chindata Group Holdings Ltd has recently acquired green energy of 100 million Kwh by participating in China nationwide green energy transcation. This would help the company reduce carbon emissions by 94000 tons.
  • June 2022: Keppel Data centers Pte Ltd has acquired two data centres in Jiangmen, and Guangdong from Guangdong Bluesea development Co. Ltd.

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China 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 Studyโ€‹

    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. China

    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. Beijing

      2. 4.1.2. Guangdong

      3. 4.1.3. Hebei

      4. 4.1.4. Jiangsu

      5. 4.1.5. Shanghai

      6. 4.1.6. Rest of China

    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. BDx Data Center Pte. Ltd

      2. 5.3.2. Chayora Ltd

      3. 5.3.3. China Telecom Corporation Ltd

      4. 5.3.4. Chindata Group Holdings Ltd

      5. 5.3.5. Equinix Inc.

      6. 5.3.6. GDS Service Co. Ltd

      7. 5.3.7. GLP Pte Limited

      8. 5.3.8. Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd

      9. 5.3.9. Princeton Digital Group

      10. 5.3.10. Space DC Pte Ltd

      11. 5.3.11. Telehouse (KDDI Corporation)

      12. 5.3.12. Zenlayer Inc.

    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. Porterโ€™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, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF RAISED FLOOR AREA, SQ.FT. ('000), CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF COLOCATION REVENUE, USD MILLION, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF INSTALLED RACKS, NUMBER, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. RACK SPACE UTILIZATION, %, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. COUNT OF SMARTPHONE USERS, IN MILLION, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. DATA TRAFFIC PER SMARTPHONE, GB, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. AVERAGE MOBILE DATA SPEED, MBPS, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. AVERAGE BROADBAND SPEED, MBPS, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. LENGTH OF FIBER CONNECTIVITY NETWORK, KILOMETER, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF IT LOAD CAPACITY, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF HOTSPOT, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF HOTSPOT, %, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF BEIJING, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF BEIJING, MW, HOTSPOT, %, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF GUANGDONG, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF GUANGDONG, MW, HOTSPOT, %, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF HEBEI, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF HEBEI, MW, HOTSPOT, %, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF JIANGSU, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF JIANGSU, MW, HOTSPOT, %, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF SHANGHAI, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF SHANGHAI, MW, HOTSPOT, %, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF REST OF CHINA, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF REST OF CHINA, MW, HOTSPOT, %, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF DATA CENTER SIZE, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF DATA CENTER SIZE, %, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF LARGE, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF MASSIVE, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF MEDIUM, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF MEGA, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF SMALL, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF TIER TYPE, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF TIER TYPE, %, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF TIER 1 AND 2, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF TIER 3, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF TIER 4, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ABSORPTION, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF ABSORPTION, %, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF NON-UTILIZED, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF COLOCATION TYPE, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF COLOCATION TYPE, %, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF HYPERSCALE, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF RETAIL, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF WHOLESALE, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF END USER, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF END USER, %, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF BFSI, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF CLOUD, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF E-COMMERCE, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF GOVERNMENT, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF MANUFACTURING, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF TELECOM, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SIZE OF OTHER END USER, MW, CHINA, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF MAJOR PLAYERS, %, CHINA, 2022

China Data Center Industry Segmentation

Beijing, Guangdong, Hebei, Jiangsu, Shanghai 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.

  • Tier 3 data centers are the most preferred due to features such as on-site assistance, power, and cooling redundancy. The segment is expected to grow from 1,115.1 MW in 2022 to 1,874 MW by 2029 at a CAGR of 5.7%. These data centers are mainly chosen by companies for storing and processing business-critical data to cater to their growing business and scalability needs. There are around 110 Tier 3 data centers in the country, and around 37 upcoming data centers are under construction with Tier 3 specifications.
  • Tier 4 data centers are the next most preferred by large businesses due to their performance, lower downtime, and 99.99% uptime. These data centers are relatively costly; however, the performance offered by them outweighs the price and supports the competitive and growing needs of large businesses. In 2022, the country had seven Tier 4 data centers owned by Princeton Digital Group and SpaceDC Pte Ltd.
  • Tier 1 & 2 data centers are the least preferred due to their higher downtime durations, power and cooling redundancies, and on-site remote assistance. Since these data centers are relatively cheap compared to Tier 3 and Tier 4, small businesses and startup companies prefer them. Since Tier 1 & 2 data centers are the least preferred, stagnant growth could be seen during the forecast period.
Hotspot
Beijing
Guangdong
Hebei
Jiangsu
Shanghai
Rest of China
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 ยฐC) 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 equipmentโ€™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: (๐‘‡๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐ท๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘Ž ๐ถ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐ธ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘”๐‘ฆ ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘š๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›)/(๐‘‡๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐ผ๐‘‡ ๐ธ๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘–๐‘๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐ธ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘”๐‘ฆ ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘š๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›). 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 โ‰ค 5,000 Sq. ft or the number of racks that can be installed is โ‰ค 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 โ‰ฅ 225,001 Sq. ft or the number of racks that can be installed is โ‰ฅ 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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China Data Center Market Research FAQs

The China Data Center Market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.64% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

China Telecom Corporation Ltd, Equinix Inc., GLP Pte Limited, Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd and Princeton Digital Group are the major companies operating in the China Data Center Market.

In the China 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 China Data Center Market.

In 2023, the China Data Center Market size was estimated at 2.32 thousand. The report covers the China Data Center Market historical market size for years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the China Data Center Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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