Data Center 2021

Statista Technology Market Outlook


The Data Center market comprises all hardware-related expenses used for setting up and maintaining an IT infrastructure. It covers the three subsections servers, storage, as well as network infrastructure. Nowadays each company usually has its own IT infrastructure. There are, however, also external providers making their IT infrastructure available completely or partially by leasing out capacity in data centers.

In 2020, the overall global Data Center market was US$298 billion. The Network Infrastructure segment accounted accounts for the biggest share, comprising 60% of the worldwide Data Center revenues. The second largest segment was is Servers with a revenue of US$78 billion (26%), followed by Storage with US$41 billion (14%).

However, spending in this market shows fluctuations caused by the high one-off costs of purchasing and setting up data centers. In times of good economic conditions and high adoption rates of new technologies, investments in IT infrastructures increase, but usually decrease once these circumstances/conditions change afterwards. When the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, investments were delayed. It is possible that the market will resume its trajectory over the next few years.

Besides all relevant market figures, such as total revenues for the years from 2016 to 2026 as well as the impact of COVID-19 on segment and market level, we furthermore give insights into the key players Huawei, HP, SAP, Cisco, Dell, and Ericsson. In addition, the report includes a chapter on trending topics in the data center market. This includes the introduction of 5G technology, developments in cloud computing environments, and as well as cybersecurity.

  • Language: English
  • Released: December 2021
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