INVESTOR REPORTSAnalyzing the commercial and economic underpinnings of digital infrastructure
Middle East & North Africa
Middle East & North Africa Data Center Rising2024 Edition
At a time when opportunities for returns seem increasingly scarce in a high cost of capital environment, our new report argues that the Middle East’s singular combination of economic vision, cloud and AI push makes MENA data centers one of the most extraordinary digital infrastructure investment opportunities in the Global South.
The KSA Data Center Boom2024 Edition
The Saudi colo market brimming with upside; facility construction is spiking, and capacity volumes are skyrocketing. KSA’s full-build capacity potential has nearly tripled in the past 12 months. Risks are mounting, to be sure – but demand is strong, competition is intensifying, the government is highly supportive and AI workloads are coming.
The UAE Data Center Market: Ready to Power AI2024 Edition
The UAE is the largest commercial colocation market in MENA, and one of world’s vital trade hubs. The Emirates have one of the most diversified economies in the GCC and have largely achieved their transition from oil-driven to knowledge-based economy. The colo market is now entering a new phase of growth, anchored by a strong uptake in AI workloads.
Egypt Data Center Market: Taking Off in Stormy Times2024 Edition
Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world, the third largest economy in the MENA region and a highly strategic corridor for global trade routes between Africa, Europe and Asia. While the country is facing considerable macro-economic headwinds, the colo market is highly undersupplied. At the onset of the cloud era, only KSA and UAE will add more commercial colo capacity in the MENA region over the forecast period.