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The Sub-Saharan data center market exhibits varying degrees of growth and sophistication and presents a number of opportunities for service providers and equipment vendors.


  • Outsourcing and cloud services will be the key drivers of data center service uptake by enterprises across the region.
  • The Sub-Saharan African data center services market was worth $341m in 2014; it will grow to approximately $439m by the end of 2015 and reach $926m by 2020 at a CAGR of 16%.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the data center services market across the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
  • Assesses the revenues, space, and services being developed in the African market.

Key questions answered

  • How large is the data center services market in Africa?
  • What are the key drivers of data center services in Africa?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for data center providers

The data center market environment

  • Market drivers
  • Market inhibitors
  • Current datacenter landscape
  • Enterprises demand
  • Service provider opportunity

Regional data center players

  • Service providers in Sub-Saharan Africa


  • Methodology
  • Definitions
  • Further reading
  • Author

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