Data Center Construction Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Global Data Center Construction Market is Segmented by Infrastructure (Electrical Infrastructure (UPS Systems, Other Electrical Infrastructure), Mechanical Infrastructure (Cooling Systems, Racks, Other Mechanical Infrastructure), and Other Infrastructure), by Tier Type (Tier-I and Tier-II, Tier-III, and Tier-IV), by Size of Data Center (Small and Medium-scale Data Center, Large-scale Data Center), by End-User (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance, IT and Telecommunications, Government and Defense, Healthcare, and Other End Users), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Data Center Construction Market Size

Data Center Construction Market Summary
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Market Size (2023) USD 259.97 Billion
Market Size (2028) USD 348.23 Billion
CAGR (2023 - 2028) 6.02 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Data Center Construction Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Data Center Construction Market Analysis

The Data Center Construction Market size is expected to grow from USD 259.97 billion in 2023 to USD 348.23 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 6.02% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

According to a recent report by Uptime Institute on COVID-19 risks, data center operators with standardized supply chains, uniform build processes, prefabricated components, and supplier contracts will be best positioned to withstand temporary disruptions and potential long-term shortages and critical spares and consumables.

  • Enterprises must rely on data centers to fulfill their IT requirements as on-demand services become more and more prevalent. Data centers have undergone tremendous change due to increasing organizational demands for data management, backup and recovery, and productivity tools like email. An increasing number of data centers that serve enterprise applications and offer data storage, administration, and backup and recovery services are also driving the data centers market.
  • Hyper-scale data centers are being built more often worldwide to store massive volumes of data, opening up lucrative opportunities for business players. Many industries use hyper-scale data centers to increase computing power, memory, networking capabilities, and storage resources. The ability to effectively scale up computer workloads at a large scale and the physical infrastructure and distribution systems supporting the data centers are two of the many components of hyper-scale data centers.
  • The need for data centers has increased in recent years, due to the high adoption of cloud services and the several government initiatives taken to promote the digital economy. In April 2022, Seagate Technology Holdings PLC and Phison Electronics Corporation expanded their solid-state drive portfolio to assist data management centers in reducing their total cost ownership. This new focus comes from a growing demand of businesses for higher-density and faster, more-intelligent storage infrastructure to facilitate comprehensive business applications, such as hyperscale data centers, high-performance computing, and AI.
  • Environmental, cost, and workforce-related challenges could restrain the global data center construction market. The environmental impacts are wide-reaching, impacting climate change, pollution, biodiversity, and natural resources. Though the challenges are broad, they present many opportunities for improvement and long-lasting positive impact. The cost of constructing the data center is also high, which could restrain small and medium enterprises from setting up a new center. The vendor's focus is on the regions that have lower costs for construction.
  • Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic struck when demand for data center capacity was expanding rapidly, and it applied restrictions to constructing new facilities. There was a specific impact on the market, such as data network traffic increased the traffic by increasing usage of applications such as Zoom and Microsoft Office, among others. Moreover, the pandemic caused challenges in constructing a data center due to disruption in the supply chain, which slowed down the market's growth. ​However, post-pandemic, the demand for data capacity has more than tripled, and companies are shifting toward a hybrid cloud environment. Hence, the market has seen a resurgence in data center construction.

Data Center Construction Industry Segmentation

Data center construction combines physical processes used to construct a data center facility. It chains construction standards with data center operational environment requirements.

The data center construction market is segmented by infrastructure (electrical infrastructure (UPS systems and other electrical infrastructure), mechanical infrastructure (cooling systems, racks, and other mechanical infrastructure), and other infrastructure), by tier type (tier-I and tier-II, tier-III, and tier-IV), by the size of the data center (small and medium-scale data center and large-scale data center), by end user (banking, financial services, and insurance, IT and telecommunications, government and defense, healthcare, other end users), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

By Infrastructure
Electrical Infrastructure
UPS Systems
Other Electrical Infrastructure
Mechanical Infrastructure
Cooling Systems
Other Mechanical Infrastructure
Other Infrastructure
By Tier Type (Qualitative Trend Analysis)
Tier-I and -II
By Size of Data Center
Small and Medium-scale Data Center
Large-scale Data Center
By End User
Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance
IT and Telecommunications
Government and Defense
Other End Users
By Geography
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

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Data Center Construction Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Data Center Construction Market according to our research experts:

Growing Adoption of Hyperscale Data Centers in Large Enterprises is Driving the Market's Growth

  • Hyperscale data centers are used in different sectors to increase computing ability, memory, networking infrastructure, and storage resources. The various features of hyperscale data centers include the physical infrastructure and distribution systems supporting the data centers for maximizing cooling efficiency, along with the ability to scale computing tasks in an efficient way broadly.
  • Moreover, the business of selling data center hardware designed to Open Compute Project specifications is booming. Advanced cooling solution for fast-growing power consumption and computing density in next-generation data centers with no changes in the extra facility is significantly contributing to the market's growth with OCP.
  • For instance, Wiwynn announced showcasing its cutting-edge standalone rack-level liquid cooling solution with the next-generation Open Compute Project (OCP) server to address the growing demand for high-power consumption and compute density for cloud computing AI and HPC during the OCP Virtual Summit.
  • Furthermore, the demand for more computing power in the Latin American developing region contributes to the market's growth. For instance, Equinix, through its xScale joint venture, is building the first phase of its MX3 data center in Mexico in 2022 at the cost of USD 58 million. This facility has 4 megawatts of power capacity and is planned to open in Q3 2022.
  • In addition, in Thailand, ST Telemedia Global Data Center (STT GDC) announced the construction of its hyperscale data center facility consisting of two seven-story buildings within a data center campus where each building will support an IT load of 20 MW. The construction is expected to take place in two phases. This increased rate of construction of hyperscale data centers is expected to drive the market's growth significantly.
Data Center Construction: Expected Number of Hyperscale Data Centers, Globally. 2017-2021

North America Accounts for a Major Share

  • North America dominates the global market for building data centers. A strong economy and cutting-edge network infrastructure are critical drivers for the market's expansion. The United States dominates the regional market and has many significant cloud service providers, including, Google Inc., and Facebook. These businesses invest in building massive data centers and increased data storage and processing capabilities, which present enormous market prospects.
  • Due to the increase in internet usage, there is a high penetration rate in the region, especially in the United States, i.e., around 85%, which increases the amount of data generated. The United States has also been recognized as one of the forerunners in adopting new technologies. With the increasing adoption of Big Data analytics, the country contributes over 50% of the world's spending on Big Data to avoid falling short on traditional storage and has begun the construction of new data and colocation centers to run business analytics activities.
  • The increasing investments in metro infrastructure in North America have provided optimal opportunities for constructing data centers. For instance, CyrusOne intended to build a 340,000 square-foot, 100 MW-capable mega data center in three phases in the Dallas metro area. Furthermore, customers are constantly experiencing increased sophisticated user demands for network and connectivity solutions that deliver faster and more reliable data connections across data centers in the United States.
  • The demand for Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) solutions from telecom and business technology resellers in North America is also a factor in the market's expansion. To maximize system resilience to MSPs, VARs, ISPs, and interconnects, a player like SkySwitch offers white-label UCaaS from geographically varied sites.
  • According to the Flexera State of the Cloud Report, several enterprises have agreed that their cloud usage may exceed the planned use at present, owing to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Enterprises are forced to meet increased demand as online usage grows, resulting in the need for the extra capacity required for current cloud-based applications. With the growing amount of data and content consumption in the country, the demand for hyperscale data centers has also been surging.
Data Center Construction Market - Growth Rate by Region

Data Center Construction Industry Overview

The data center construction market is fragmented, consisting of several major players. With technological advancements and product innovations, many companies are increasing their presence in the market by securing new contracts and tapping new markets that cater to an intense rivalry. A few of the key players are IBM Corporation and SAS Institute Inc.

In April 2022, Google announced the building of a new data center in Nebraska and invested USD 750 million in a new campus in Omaha. The new campus has four buildings totaling more than 1.4 million square feet, considering the demand for google cloud services and infrastructure. Google was fulfilling its promise of spending USD 9.5 billion on new data centers.

In April 2022, the Nigerian company Kasi Cloud Ltd began constructing the first of its several planned data center campuses in Nigeria. The company plans to design, build, and operate hyperscale cloud data centers to support dynamic space, power, and connectivity at scale by acquiring approximately 4 hectares of land in the Maiyegun area of Lekki in Nigeria.

Data Center Construction Market Leaders

  1. IBM Corporation

  2. SAS Institute Inc.

  3. DPR Construction Inc.

  4. Fortis Construction Inc.

  5. Turner Construction Co.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Data Center Construction Market News

  • October 2022: Kuko's group K2 partnered with Sinar Mas to construct, develop and operate hyperscale data centers in Indonesia. The JV's first development, K2 Data Centre Jakarta 1 Campus, comprises four data center facilities in Bekasi Regency, Greater Jakarta, and delivers 58.8 MW of IT capacity at full build-out. The first phase is planned to be in service in early 2024.
  • July 2022: L&T Construction’s Buildings & Factories business bagged a contract from renowned data center service providers to construct data centers with a total capacity of 10.8 MW in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
  • February 2022: NTT planned investments to expand its capacity at its London 1 facility in Dagenham. The company’s London data centers currently deliver more than 53 MW of power, and the investment could see the company doubling this to more than 120 MW at full build-out on renewable energy.

Data Center Construction Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Technology Snapshot

    4. 4.4 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Growing Demand for SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud) Applications

      2. 5.1.2 Rising Adoption of Hyperscale Data Centers

      3. 5.1.3 Major Initiatives Undertaken by Governments to Promote Digital Economy and Connectivity Infrastructure

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Environmental, Cost, and Workforce-related Challenges


    1. 6.1 By Infrastructure

      1. 6.1.1 Electrical Infrastructure

        1. UPS Systems

        2. Other Electrical Infrastructure

      2. 6.1.2 Mechanical Infrastructure

        1. Cooling Systems

        2. Racks

        3. Other Mechanical Infrastructure

      3. 6.1.3 Other Infrastructure

    2. 6.2 By Tier Type (Qualitative Trend Analysis)

      1. 6.2.1 Tier-I and -II

      2. 6.2.2 Tier-III

      3. 6.2.3 Tier-IV

    3. 6.3 By Size of Data Center

      1. 6.3.1 Small and Medium-scale Data Center

      2. 6.3.2 Large-scale Data Center

    4. 6.4 By End User

      1. 6.4.1 Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance

      2. 6.4.2 IT and Telecommunications

      3. 6.4.3 Government and Defense

      4. 6.4.4 Healthcare

      5. 6.4.5 Other End Users

    5. 6.5 By Geography

      1. 6.5.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 6.5.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. Norway

        4. Russia

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 6.5.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 6.5.4 Latin America

      5. 6.5.5 Middle East and Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 IBM Corporation

      2. 7.1.2 SAS Institute Inc.

      3. 7.1.3 Turner Construction Co.

      4. 7.1.4 DPR Construction Inc.

      5. 7.1.5 Fortis Construction Inc.

      6. 7.1.6 Hensel Phelps Construction Co. Inc.

      7. 7.1.7 HITT Contracting Inc.

      8. 7.1.8 JE Dunn Construction Group Inc.

      9. 7.1.9 MA Mortenson Company Inc.

      10. 7.1.10 AECOM Ltd.

      11. 7.1.11 Gilbane Building Company Inc.

      12. 7.1.12 Clune Construction Company, L.P.

      13. 7.1.13 Nabholz Corporation

      14. 7.1.14 NTT Global Data Centers

      15. 7.1.15 CyrusOne Inc.

      16. 7.1.16 Cap Ingelec

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Data Center Construction Market Research FAQs

The Data Center Construction Market size is expected to reach USD 259.97 billion in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 6.02% to reach USD 348.23 billion by 2028.

In 2023, the Data Center Construction Market size is expected to reach USD 259.97 billion.

IBM Corporation, SAS Institute Inc., DPR Construction Inc., Fortis Construction Inc. and Turner Construction Co. are the major companies operating in the Data Center Construction Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2023, the North America accounts for the largest market share in the Data Center Construction Market.

Data Center Construction Industry Report

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