Data Centres in Australia: Market Research Report

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Data Centres Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5922 | Sep 2014

Head in the clouds: The increasing prominence of cloud computing drives revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Data Centres market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Data Centres industry has grown steadily over the past five years, underpinned by the increasing prominence of cloud computing. Industry operators provide electronic information storage services, such as cloud services, which enable users to upload, download, backup and access files and systems online. Cloud computing has enabled companies to reduce their storage and computing costs as it can be scaled up or down based on demand. This is in contrast with firms maintaining their own servers solely in-house, which involves considerable capital expenditure. As a result, outsourced data centre space has grown over the past five years, as cloud computing has provided users a more cost-effective option. Industry revenue is forecast to increase by an annualised 9.1%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry exhibits high levels of capital intensity. For every dollar absorbed by capital, $1.71 is allocated towards labour. In this calculation, depreciation is used as a proxy for capital, while wages are used as a proxy for labour. Advances in ICT technology are increasing the need for computing equipment to provide timely services to commercial clients. One way that participants may look to offset increases in technological expenditure is to lease computer and related equipment instead of directly owning the equipment. By leasing the equipment, participants offset high depreciation expenses that arise due to short technological product life cycles. As more work is outsourced internationally, and becomes more automated, the industry will continue to become more capital intensive... purchase to read more


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What is the Data Centres Industry?

This industry is mainly engaged in providing electronic information storage and retrieval services. The industry provides electronic information storage, such as cloud services, which involve providing third parties with the ability to upload, download, back-up and access files and systems over the internet. The industry excludes web hosting services, which primarily provide access to information stored on the internet as a means to disseminate information.

Industry Products
Web hosting infrastructureData support servicesData storage, backup and archival services
Industry Activities
Computer data physical storage and retrieval servicesElectronic information physical storage and retrieval servicesData centre operation and management

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