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Chart of the week: From Gauteng to Jeddah, the largest data center metros in the Middle East and Africa

What the chart shows:

Relative size of multi-tenant data center colocation markets in the Middle East and Africa, by metro market and sub-region, as of 2018. Available data center colo space size is a strong indicator of digital service adoption and maturity.

Xalam Chart of the Week - AME MTDC Metro Markets

What the chart says:

The Gauteng region (Johannesburg) is the largest leased data center colocation market in the Middle East and Africa. It is ~2x larger than the region’s second biggest market, Dubai. Nearly half of all Africa’s data center space is here.

Seven of the top 10 data center markets in the region are in the Middle East and North Africa. Beside Johannesburg, Cape Town and Lagos are the largest metro markets in sub-Saharan Africa.

See more on our AME data center market projections here.

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