South Africa Hyperscale Data Centre Market is expected to generate USD ~1.6Bn by 2027 owning to integration of Global Cloud Service Providers, Increasing awareness on environmental impacts and Adoption of advanced IT Infrastructure: Ken Research


South Africa Hyperscale Data Center Market is in the growing stage, being driven by rising to integration of Global Cloud Service Providers, Increasing awareness on environmental impacts and Adoption of advanced IT Infrastructure. There are several players in the South Africa Hyperscale Data Center market some of which are Toyota Teraco, Dimension Data, Amazon Web Service, Vantage Data Centers etc.

Increasing Government Support:  One of the major determinants for the surging growth in coming years is attributed to the favourable government rules & regulations such as Draft National Data & Cloud Policy formulated to support domestic and foreign investments in data and cloud infrastructure. Coupled with that, the National Broadband Policy launched by the government, aiming to improve broadband connectivity among users, schools and public organizations by 2030 will serve as a major demand driver for the growth of HSDC market in South Africa.

Increasing Awareness: Increased awareness on environmental impacts and government’s aim to limit carbon footprints by 2030 will result in businesses adapting to a strategy to utilize least amount of energy. The drive to lessen energy consumption will act as a catalyst for the increased demand of energy efficient hyperscale data centers in coming years.

Increasing Internet Penetration: There were 41.4 million internet users in South Africa in January 2022. South Africa’s internet penetration rate stood at 79.7% of the total population at the start of 2022. Internet users in South Africa increased by 494 thousand between 2021 and 2022. As of 2022, the share of the total population of South Africa using the internet was nearly 68%. This share is estimated to grow up to 90% by 2027. This would be an increase of 28% compared to 2018 when the share of the population accessing the internet in the country was 62%.

Rise in Digitization:  Educational institutions leveraging on technologies such as e-learning and digital collaboration coupled with corporate organizations shifting to a hybrid working environment will further contribute in boosting the demand for large scale hyperscale data center in South Africa.

Tough Competition: The competitive rivalry is high among the competitors. Apart from the companies building hyperscale data centers, there are various giants who are planning to set up hyperscale data centers in SA. Teraco, Africa Data Centers and Dimension Data dominated the Hyperscale Data Center Market in South Africa. Increasing cloud workloads have influenced companies like Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple to invest huge sums, in a single campus to bring out the utmost efficiency.

Analysts at Ken Research in their latest publication South Africa Hyperscale Data Centers Market Outlook to 2027 – Driven by the growing adoption of remote work and surging demand of cloud computing solutions” by Ken Research observed that Hyperscale Data Centers market is an emergent market in South Africa at a growing stage even during the pandemic as well. The rising of digitization and quality telecommunication services, along with the reducing Setup Cost, is expected to contribute to the market growth over the forecast period. The South Africa Hyperscale Data Centers Market is expected to see high growth rate over the forecasted period 2022-2027F.

Key Segments Covered:-

South Africa Hyperscale Data Center Market

By Data Center Size (by Revenue), 2022 & 2027

  • Large Sized
  • Small & Medium Sized

By Industry Users (by Revenue), 2022 & 2027

  • IT
  • Telecom
  • Government
  • Others

By Solutions Provided (by Revenue), 2022 & 2027

  • Network
  • Storage
  • Servers
  • Others

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By End Users (by Revenue), 2022 & 2027

  • Cloud Providers
  • Enterprises
  • Others

Key Target Audience

  • Data Centers Service Providers
  • Telecom Companies
  • Governments
  • Cloud Providers
  • Information Technology Companies
  • Telecommunication Service Providers
  • Enterprises

Time Period Captured in the Report:-

  • Historical Period: 2017-2022
  • Base Year: 2022
  • Forecast Period: 2023– 2027F

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Companies Covered:-

  • Teraco
  • Africa Data Centers
  • Dimension Data
  • Vantage Data Centers
  • Amazon Web Services

Key Topics Covered in the Report:-

  • South Africa Hyperscale Data Centers Overview
  • Internet Penetration in South Africa
  • Cross Comparison of Data Center Market in South Africa with Other Countries
  • Ecosystem of Hyperscale Data Center Industry in South Africa
  • Business Cycle of Hyperscale Data Center Market in South Africa
  • Construction of Hyperscale Data Centre
  • Features of Hyperscale Data Center Facilities
  • Data Center Trends Driving Digital Transformation
  • Market Segmentation of Hyperscale Data Center Industry in South Africa
  • Porter Five Forces Analysis: South Africa Hyperscale Data Center Market
  • Growth Drivers of South Africa Hyperscale Data Center Market
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Key Investments in South Africa Hyperscale Data Center Market
  • Issues and Challenges in South Africa Hyperscale Data Center Market
  • Demand Analysis
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Future Market Size of Hyperscale Data Center Industry in South Africa
  • Future Market Segmentation by Companies of Data Centers
  • Future Market Segmentation by Data Center Size
  • Future Market Segmentation by Industry Users
  • Future Market Segmentation by Solutions Provided
  • Future Market Segmentation by End Users
  • Analyst Recommendations

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USA Hyperscale Data Center Market Outlook to 2027F- Driven by the growing adoption of remote work and surging demand of cloud computing solutions

According to Ken Research estimates, Hyperscale data center market in USA generated a revenue of USD ~ Billion in 2022, expanding at a CAGR of ~14% in between 2017 and 2022. The surging growth is attributed to the increasing usage of internet, popularity of smart homes, wearables, trend of automation across industries, etc. The growth of Big Data; data coming from a number of sources that needs to be stored, processed and analysed to make informed business decisions in each and every industry. The drive to lessen energy consumption will act as a catalyst for the increased demand of energy efficient hyper-scale data centers in coming years.

Germany Hyperscale Data Center Market Outlook to 2027- Driven by the growing adoption of remote work and surging demand of cloud computing solutions

According to Ken Research estimates, the Germany hyperscale data center market – which grew at a CAGR of 21.7% in the period of 2017-2022P – is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.9% in the forecasted period of 2022P-2027F, owing to Growing Volume of Big Data and Low costs to Enterprises. The 5G and 6G technology will push the adoption of IoT-enabled products in the Germany market. The market for big data and IoT is still in the nascent stage of growth. However, it has huge potential to be the strongest driver for Cloud Services Data Centre investments in the German market. New business models are likely to emerge including a pay-per-use utility model, built to suit, etc. Location and design, easy scalability, security, infrastructure, sustainable practices and reliable partner are the key determinants for Cloud Services and Hyperscale Data Centre demand.


Relativity Partners with Deloitte and Control Risks to Launch RelativityOne in South Africa


Relativity, a global legal and compliance technology company, today announced that its secure, end-to-end SaaS product RelativityOne is now available in South AfricaDeloitte and Control Risks partnered with Relativity on the expansion to the region, which is a legal hub within the African continent, and will help provide scale, reliability and accessibility within the region to current and future customers.

South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) came into effect in 2021, sparking a growth in the country’s maturity around personal data protection, cyber breach response and how cross-border-data is handled. The country’s Cybercrimes Act, which is directly linked to POPIA, mandates organizations to require access to information from their employees and customer devices to contextualize matters under investigation for cybercrimes. As this includes personal information, it is critical for companies to adhere to POPIA to ensure that there are no legal repercussions.

“We are excited to partner with Deloitte and Control Risks on our endeavor to expand accessibility to RelativityOne worldwide. RelativityOne is available in South Africa at the perfect time as the platform can help customers adhere to the latest data policies and laws in the region,” said Steve Couling, Managing Director and Vice President of Sales, EMEA at Relativity. “Now more than ever before, there is more pressure for companies to keep their data within South Africa and to respond quickly to cyber breaches that may involve cross-border disclosures. RelativityOne allows Deloitte and Control Risks the speed and advanced tools to help their clients comply with such matters.”

Many of Deloitte’s and Control Risks’ global clientele already utilize RelativityOne and this expansion to South Africa demonstrates how the evolution and maturation of data privacy laws and data residency requirements generates a demand for greater availability. This move is a facet of a broader strategy to create global, scalable solutions in a secure and extensible cloud platform. With data continuing to grow exponentially, Relativity fills the gap by providing these firms with cutting edge technology like RelativityOne.

“We are excited to extend our global partnership with Relativity to South Africa,” said Dr. Antonio Pooe, Deloitte Africa Forensic Leader. “Through this alliance, Deloitte Africa Forensic now runs a hybrid Relativity environment that addresses myriad technical and legal requirements for our local and global clients.”

“We are extremely proud to be first among Relativity Gold Partners to launch RelativityOne in South Africa,” said Joyce Nkini-Iwisi, Principal at Control Risks. “Both here and across the world, our clients are grappling with the implications of today’s high data volumes for complex, cross-border matters. Being able to offer world-class technology that supports data collection, processing, hosting and review within our own jurisdiction – without the international price tag – is a game changer. Since 2017, Control Risks South Africa has had on-premise Relativity with client data hosted in country. The launch of RelativityOne in South Africa will help us to serve clients better through cutting-edge technology that helps them manage the review of today’s huge data volumes.”

As RelativityOne Gold Partners, both Deloitte and Control Risks are dedicated to bringing a secure, reliable and extensible cloud platform to their clients around the world. The expansion to South Africa comes on the heels of strong regional demand for a cloud-based e-discovery platform. This expansion also provides more opportunities for Deloitte’s and Control Risks’ well-versed teams to offer an even better experience for their customers in the cloud.

RelativityOne is now available in 17 geographies. Earlier in 2022, RelativityOne expanded to France, India and Japan.


South Africa Management Consulting, Business Advisory & Knowledge Management Services Market Report 2022: Industry Players, Concerns, Influencing Factors, Outlook


The “Management Consulting & Business Advisory Services including Knowledge Management in South Africa 2022″ report has been added to’s offering.

This report focuses on management consulting and business advisory services including knowledge management in South Africa. It includes information on the state and size of the industry, significant issues and challenges, and subsectors such as knowledge management and business rescue.

There are profiles of 53 companies including major players such as Accenture, BDO, McKinsey, KPMG, Deloitte and PwC and institutions such as Business Partners and the Free State Development Corporation. 

Management Consulting and Business Advisory Services

The management consulting and business advisory services industry has been affected by the pandemic, which limited in-person consultations and travel and resulted in a number of clients cancelling projects. The reputational crisis in the industry has continued with allegations that several big management consulting firms were implicated in corruption by the state capture enquiry.

Some mid-tier and boutique management consultancies have been able to capitalise on the crisis. Demand for consulting and business advisory services is rising, driven by clients looking for help with digital transformation, which increased during the pandemic. Enterprise and supplier development and turnaround and business rescue consulting also represent growing opportunities for business consultants.

Industry Players

While some very well-known firms with international footprints operate in this industry and have the lion’s share of revenue, the market is characterised by a large proportion of micro-businesses. It is estimated that almost 90% of business and management consultancies operating locally have no more than five employees.


Ethical issues have come to dominate management consulting, particularly as several large firms have been caught up in state capture allegations, resulting in some reimbursing clients. There is also continuing concern over the independence of audit firms that offer consulting services, with some taking further steps to ring-fence consulting from audit services.

One key risk in the sector is that clients can cancel contracts on short notice, which often puts revenue at risk. The sector is very competitive, and retaining and attracting talent is an ongoing challenge.

Key Topics Covered:


2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position
2.3. Size of the Industry
2.4. Key Success Factors and Pain Points

3.1. Key Trends
3.2. Notable Players
3.3. Corporate Actions
3.4. Regulations
3.5. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development



6.1. COVID-19
6.2. Economic Environment
6.3. Labour
6.4. Environmental Issues
6.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
6.6. Input Costs
6.7. Cyber security

7.1. Competition
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry
7.3. Barriers to Entry




11.1. Publications
11.2. Websites

Appendix – Summary of Notable Players

  • A T Kearney (Pty) Ltd
  • Accenture (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Adept Advisory (Pty) Ltd
  • Alexander Proudfoot South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • AYO Technology Solutions Ltd
  • Bain and Company South Africa Inc
  • BDO South Africa Inc
  • Beesa Business Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Boston Consulting Group RSA (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Business Partners Ltd
  • Businessimprovement Online (Pty) Ltd
  • Butterfly Effect Intelligence (Pty) Ltd
  • Columinate (Pty) Ltd
  • Dalberg Consulting CC
  • Datacomb (Pty) Ltd
  • DecisionInc (Pty) Ltd
  • Deloitte South Africa
  • DSS Sustainable Solutions South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Edge Growth Business Development (Pty) Ltd
  • Ernst and Young Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Eton Group (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Fetola Mmoho Corporate Social Investment Consultants (Pty) Ltd
  • FeverTreeConsulting (Pty) Ltd
  • Franchise Firm (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Free State Development Corporation
  • FTI Consulting South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Gauteng Growth and Development Agency SOC Ltd
  • Generation of Leaders Discovered Consulting (Pty) Ltd
  • Hoorah Digital (Pty) Ltd
  • IBM South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • IQ Business (Pty) Ltd
  • IQVIA Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • Kaiser International (Pty) Ltd
  • Knowlead Consulting and Training CC
  • Knowledge Mentoring Institute (Pty) Ltd
  • Korn Ferry (Pty) Ltd
  • KPMG Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Kreston SA (Pty) Ltd
  • ManpowerGroup SA (Pty) Ltd
  • McKinsey and Company Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Mercer South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Moore South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Motlanalo Chartered Accountants and Auditors Inc
  • NMG C and A Holdings (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Pinoak Consulting CC
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc
  • Raizcorp Enterprise Development (Pty) Ltd
  • Renaicance Consultants CC
  • Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • SizweNtsalubaGobodo Grant Thornton Inc
  • Strategic Simulation Solutions BTS Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Tata Consultancy Services (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal