Growth of data centre market in Asia Pacific

The data centre market in India has experienced strong momentum in 2021. Mumbai recorded the largest supply increase, with nearly 200MW added in Q3 2021, a 24 percent increase in one quarter.
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The colocation supply in Mumbai has increased significantly in the first three quarters of this year. The city of Mumbai’s total IT capacity has crossed the gigawatt mark (alongside Shanghai and Tokyo in Asia Pacific) in Q3 2021.

Total IT capacity in Mumbai jumped from 812MW in Q2 to 1,006MW in Q3, said international property consultants, Knight Frank, in their latest Data Centre Report 2021, published in partnership with leading data centre research and analytics platform – DC Byte.

The quarterly take-up of IT power in Mumbai has increased from 2.78MW in Q2 2021 to 6.42MW Q3 2021, the highest quarterly take-up on record.

The Indian data centre market houses an estimated 445 MW of critical IT capacity in the seven cities of Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

Asia Pacific market

The highlight of the quarter in the Asia Pacific data centre market was Vantage Data Centre’s acquisition of Agile Data Centre’s business – totalling almost 170MW across key markets of Tokyo, Osaka and Melbourne, as well as taking on PCCW’s data centre portfolio of 100MW across Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Total supply (live, phased, and under construction) in Asia Pacific data centre market increased by nearly 500MW in Q3, bringing total capacity in the region to over 7,500MW. Take-up was over 100MW, consistent with the quarterly average throughout 2021 to date.

Mumbai recorded the largest supply increase of nearly 200MW, increasing nearly 24 percent in Q3.

Shanghai added just over 170MW, a 10 percent increase in total market supply, with estimated aggregate supply now standing at well over one and a half gigawatts.

Sydney saw renewed interest from hyperscale operators, with Q3 supply increasing by a further 46MW and bringing the total increase for the first three quarters of 2021 to over 100MW.

Aggregate supply for Seoul jumped to around 5750MW, with about 120MW of this under construction and coming online over the next few years.

Europe Middle East and Africa

London witnessed the leading supply increases of 57 MW, driven by self-build announcements.

Johannesburg added 70MW in 2020 and there was limited activity in the first half of 2021. The third quarter has brought 80MW of new supply, demonstrating the growth trajectory of the city and region.

A supply increase of nearly 40MW was also registered in Moscow as regional providers advanced developments in reaction to new demand. The supply increase was close to that registered in the first quarter.

Dublin recorded over 60MW, up from 34MW filled in the second quarter and 21MW in the first quarter. London sold an additional 25MW, while Frankfurt recorded take-up was 17MW.

Bucharest poised to become a data centre hub in south east Europe.

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