Hosting and Colocation M&A Trends: Global Providers Continue to Aggregate

Hosting and Colocation M&A Trends: Global Providers Continue to Aggregate

  • September 2020 •
  • 6 pages •
  • Report ID: 5976212 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview and analysis of datacenter mergers and acquisitions (M&A) disclosed from July 2019 through June 2020. In this document, we have analyzed hosting and colocation service provider acquisitions and divestments in the datacenter space across the globe during the period.IDC expects continued acquisitions from leading global datacenter service providers such as Equinix and Digital Realty Trust to consolidate smaller players in the market and expand their reach and ability to help enterprises connect with their customers through various applications ranging from digital marketing to ecommerce. The COVID-19 pandemic will delay the discussions that are already under process and the subsequent announcements to CY21."Global service providers like Equinix and Digital Realty will continue to aggressively add locations and capabilities via M&A route or otherwise. Because whether it is the enterprises wanting datacenter services for their DX requirements all by themselves or going through public cloud providers, eventually the demand is mostly addressed by third-party datacenter service providers," says Venkatesh Mahale, research manager, Worldwide Telecommunications Research practice, IDC.