Structure Research Publishes Global Colocation Market Share Report 2015-2020

  • January 9, 2017

Rigorous research methodology measures and projects global colocation market from a retail and wholesale perspective and breaks market down into 11 distinct regions. Structure Research provides unprecedented levels of transparency into methodology with disclosure of verifiable measured market share and rest of market projections.

TORONTO, Ontario and SINGAPORE – January 4, 2017 – Structure Research, a next-generation research firm focused on the global data centre and cloud infrastructure services industry, today announced publication of its 2016 Global Colocation Market Share Report.

The is the second report in the Market Share Series, following publication earlier this year of the Massive-Scale Cloud Market Share Report. Authored by research director, Jabez Tan, the report is nearly 100 pages and projects colocation market share and growth rates on a global basis and across 11 different regions for the 2015-2020 time frame. Detailed market share numbers and growth rates are provided for each year within this time frame and a five-year CAGR for the global market is presented.

The report also splits all the revenue projections and growth rates between retail and wholesale colocation. This is something legacy research firms are not doing and speaks to the depth and granularity of the methodology applied to this study.

“We are extremely excited about the additional level of granularity we have brought to our sizing of the global colocation market”, stated Jabez Tan, research director for Structure Research. “Distinguishing between retail and wholesale colocation revenue and narrowing in on smaller regions, rather than broad catch-all geographic buckets, more accurately captures market nuances and dynamics. Over the past year, we have been listening closely to what our client base wants from us and what they aren’t getting from legacy research firms, and we are aiming to deliver”.

The data and analytics presented in this series of reports are produced by Structure Research’s proprietary xSP database, which tracks nearly 4,000 service providers across the Internet infrastructure ecosystem.

“We have taken data centre supply research to a new level and are now doing the same with Internet infrastructure market share,” stated Philbert Shih, managing director of Structure Research. “Legacy firms have for too long put out market share numbers but provided little insight into how those numbers were arrived at. Furthermore, they are often compiled by junior analysts or generalists with little experience and knowledge of the industry in question. Our approach as a focused boutique shop is the opposite. We are fully transparent and show exactly how the numbers were compiled and the tracking is done by a team of senior analysts. This approach lends to both confidence in the numbers and most importantly, accuracy.”

This report is a must-read for service providers, investors, suppliers and end users with a stake in the global colocation market. For more information about this report, to receive a complimentary executive summary and teaser, or to speak with the author, please email

About Structure Research Ltd.

Structure Research is an independent research and consulting firm with a special focus on the cloud and data centre infrastructure services market. We are devoted to understanding, tracking and projecting the future of cloud and data centre infrastructure service providers. Structure Research personifies the next generation of industry research. We are global in outlook and innovative in our approach to delivering research, insight and perspective.

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