The South African data center colocation market is in the midst of a remarkable growth spurt. Over the next two years, South Africa will add ten times more colocation power capacity over than all other African markets combined. The driving force behind this colo boom? The hyperscale are coming.
Every so often, a product sees a multiplicity of factors combine, as if coordinated, to create a groundswell of demand for it so strong that it turns into a near-tsunami. Our analysis of the African multi-tenant colocation data center business suggests a market that has inched closer to such a stage.
According to a Reuters report, US carrier Verizon Wireless is exploring the disposal of its data center assets – and they are hardly alone in doing so. African cloud dynamics are playing somewhat differently, but we still say African telcos cannot play organically in the public cloud, don’t really need the colo assets and there is more revenue in managed … Read More