France Data Center Rack Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2030)

France's Data Center Rack Market is Segmented by Rack Size (Quarter Rack, Half Rack, Full Rack), By End User (IT & Telecommunication, BFSI, Government, and Media & Entertainment). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of volume (units) for all the above segments.

France Data Center Rack Market Size

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France Data Center Rack Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2030
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2030
Historical Data Period 2019 - 2022
CAGR 4.10 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

France Data Center Rack Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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France Data Center Rack Market Analysis

The France data center rack market reached a volume of around 248,000 in the previous year, and it is further projected to register a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period. The increasing demand for cloud computing among SMEs, government regulations for local data security, and growing investment by domestic players are some of the major factors driving the demand for data centers in the country.

  • Under Construction IT Load Capacity: The upcoming IT load capacity of the French data center market is expected to reach 1,300 MW by 2029.
  • Under Construction Raised Floor Space: The country's construction of raised floor area is expected to increase to 6.3 million sq. ft by 2029.
  • Planned Racks: The country's total number of racks to be installed is expected to reach 316,000 units by 2029. Paris (Ile-De-France) is expected to house the maximum number of racks by 2029.
  • Planned Submarine Cables: There are close to 28 submarine cable systems connecting France, and many are under construction. In April 2023, French telecom operator Orange announced the construction of a submarine cable linking the city of Bizerte in Tunisia with the city of Marseille in France. Commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2025.

France Data Center Rack Market Trends

IT & Telecommunication sector accounted for majority market share in 2022.

  • Cloud data centers house IT infrastructure resources for shared use by multiple customers via an internet connection.
  • The expansion of its IT infrastructure has been receiving major funding from the French government. The popularity of and investments in cloud computing services are rising in France. The French government set a EUR 1.8 billion (USD 2.1 billion) plan for 2021 to finance research initiatives to expand France's cloud computing business.
  • The rising adoption of the cloud across most businesses is being driven by new technologies like artificial intelligence, big data, and blockchain. The share of companies that acquired cloud computing services increased from 17% in 2016 to 27% in 2020, suggesting an upward trend and a growing demand for data processing facilities. Scalable and strong cloud networks are being developed with the help of hyperscale data centers, which can enhance customer satisfaction, increase availability, and cut costs.
  • Regional cloud infrastructure providers such as Equinix, OVHcloud, and Dassault Systèmes have partnered with international hyperscalers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure to bring French cloud infrastructure to improve and enable a resilient future. Europe-based global service providers such as Capgemini, Orange, Atos, and Soplasteria also invest in similar partnerships.
  • Additionally, Tier 4 data centers are expected to grow significantly over the next few years. This is because more and more companies are offering cloud-based services, and with that, more and more companies are building facilities that offer colocation spaces with the best technology.
France Data Center Rack Market: Revenue of the public cloud market in France from 2018 to 2027, (in million U.S. dollars)

Full Rack accounted for majority share in the country

  • Due to the increasing shortage of space in various companies, full shelving has taken a large part of the market share in France. The demand for complete rack data center infrastructure is increasing to cope with the increasing rack size due to the rapid growth of mobile broadband networks due to the increase in big data analytics combined with cloud computing.
  • With large amounts of data generated every day, businesses rely on data centers to efficiently manage data and storage. Therefore, the increasing use of full-rack data centers is the most important factor affecting data center rack consumption. Increasing demand for technology services and investments by large companies are also changing the market growth.
  • Initially, the focus was solely on data center rack infrastructure, with only size and cost considered during deployment. However, the introduction of high-density applications by various end-users, such as online banking, IT and telecommunications, media, and entertainment, creates opportunities for increased usage of full racks of data centers.
  • Most French online shoppers continue to shop from their homes or businesses. Sales increased in France, Europe's second-largest e-commerce sector. In 2022, the total e-commerce industry revenue will reach EUR 146.9 billion (USD 160.17 billion), up 13.8% year-on-year. The consumer goods sector, which grew during the pandemic, saw a 1% increase in online sales from 2021 to 2022, primarily due to overall price increases in 2022. Industry sales increased by 56% from 2019 levels.
  • The e-commerce sales revenue of France exceeded EUR 129 billion (USD 140.65 billion) in 2021, an increase of 15.1% over the year, whereas during the same period, the data traffic witnessed growth from 2.2 GB per smartphone per month to 9.7 GB. Such huge data transfer creates a demand for full racks in DC facilities.
France Data Center Rack Market: Number of users of e-commerce in, France, 2018 to 2027, (in millions)

France Data Center Rack Industry Overview

The French Data Center Rack Market is moderately competitive and has gained a competitive edge in recent years. In terms of market share, a few major players, such as Schneider Electric SE, Vertic Group Corp., Legrand S.A., Minkels B.V., and Eaton Corporation, currently dominate the market. These major players with a prominent market share focus on expanding their customer base across foreign countries.

In October 2022, the company announced that it started construction on its second data center at its TH3 Paris-Mani campus in France. The new Magny 2 facility is located on the former EADS military site and offers 12,000 square meters of IT space and 18 MW of capacity in five buildings. The opening is scheduled for October 2023.

In June 2022, SFR BUSINESS was strengthening its hosting offer for companies with 26 new data centers in France via a partnership with Equinix and Interxion.

France Data Center Rack Market Leaders

  1. Schneider Electric SE

  2. Legrand S.A.

  3. Minkels B.V

  4. Eaton Corporation

  5. Vertiv Group Corp.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

France Data Center Rack Market Concentration
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France Data Center Rack Market News

  • May 2023: Data4 Group, the French company data center operations and investments in Europe, has announced that it will likely build a new campus at Nokia's site in Nosée, Essonne, France. The project aims to invest around EUR 1 billion (USD 1.09 billion) by 2030 to revitalize 22 hectares of industrial and office land.
  • June 2022: French telecommunications company Orange opened two data centers in the domestic market. In June 2022, the company announced the launch of two new data centers in Amilly, in the Center-Val-de-Loire region of France, and in Val-de-Reuil, Normandy.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumption & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. Research Methodology

  3. 3. Executive Summary

  4. 4. Market Dynamics

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Number of Smartphone Users

      2. 4.2.2 Fiber Connectivity Network Expansion in France

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Increasing number of Data Security Breaches

      2. 4.3.2 Low Availability of Resources

    4. 4.4 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Assessment of COVID-19 Impact


    1. 5.1 By Rack Size

      1. 5.1.1 Quarter Rack

      2. 5.1.2 Half Rack

      3. 5.1.3 Full Rack

    2. 5.2 By End User

      1. 5.2.1 IT & Telecommunication

      2. 5.2.2 BFSI

      3. 5.2.3 Government

      4. 5.2.4 Media & Entertainment

      5. 5.2.5 Other End Users


  7. 7. Company Profiles

    1. 7.1 Schneider Electric SE

    2. 7.2 Vertiv Group Corp.

    3. 7.3 Legrand S.A.

    4. 7.4 Minkels BV

    5. 7.5 Eaton Corporation

    6. 7.6 Black Box Corporation

    7. 7.7 Dell Inc.

    8. 7.8 nVent Electric PLC

    9. 7.9 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    10. 7.10 Rittal GMBH & Co.KG

  8. *List Not Exhaustive


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France Data Center Rack Industry Segmentation

A data center rack is a physical enclosure made up of usually steel housing electronic framework. It is designed to house servers, networking and communication devices, cables, and other data center computing peripherals.

France's Data Center Rack Market is Segmented by Rack Size (Quarter Rack, Half Rack, Full Rack) and by End User (IT & Telecommunication, BFSI, Government, and Media & Entertainment). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of volume (units) for all the above segments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The France Data Center Rack Market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.10% during the forecast period (2024-2030)

Schneider Electric SE, Legrand S.A., Minkels B.V, Eaton Corporation and Vertiv Group Corp. are the major companies operating in the France Data Center Rack Market.

The report covers the France Data Center Rack Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the France Data Center Rack Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029 and 2030.

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France Data Center Rack Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2030)