2023 in Review: DC Byte’s Year of Growth and Global Impact

December 27, 2023

As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the strides made by DC Byte in 2023. Our global coverage now extends over 6,700 properties, encompassing a remarkable 90,000MW across diverse markets worldwide. This significant expansion goes beyond mere numbers; it represents a real enhancement in our ability to deliver comprehensive market intelligence across both established and emerging data centre regions. Our increased coverage reflects our deepening expertise and growing capacity to provide insightful analysis that spans the globe.

Throughout 2023, DC Byte adeptly navigated a variety of market landscapes. Our Market Spotlight reports provide in-depth analysis of regions as varied as Australia, Africa, London, Osaka, Dublin, and the burgeoning Southeast Europe. Furthermore, we shone a light on both emerging and well-established markets.

“Our Market Spotlights have illuminated emerging areas like Singapore, Johor Bahru, and Batam, as well as well-established markets,” said Ed Galvin, CEO at DC Byte. “This dual focus is pivotal to our philosophy at DC Byte, where we blend global trends with local market nuances. It’s this approach that has fortified our position as a provider of nuanced, comprehensive market intelligence, adept at catering to markets of all sizes and stages of development.”

DC Byte’s approach this year was heavily data-driven, resulting in a substantial increase in our client base. Welcoming a multitude of new clients, DC Byte has seen its role evolve from analysts delivering insights to trusted advisors. The trust from new and old partners is a testament to the DC Byte team’s deep understanding of the complex data centre landscape across the globe. This confidence from our clients showcases our team’s expertise and commitment to navigating the intricacies of the global data centre market.

Our active participation in industry events, from Datacloud USA to the inaugural Perth Cloud & Datacenter Convention, reinforces our commitment. Engaging in over 20 speaking slots and embarking on 115 trips, our team immersed themselves in the industry, visiting over 1,100 sites. These interactions have been invaluable in gaining firsthand insights and understanding evolving market needs.

“As the leading provider of data centre market intelligence, our team is proud to have supported numerous clients in their efforts to understand, enter and invest in data centre markets,” said James Murphy, Managing Director for APAC at DC Byte. “It’s more than just numbers; it’s about the trust and confidence our clients, both new and existing, place in our insights and guidance. This trust is a direct result of our team’s deep dedication and hard work in consistently delivering data-driven, actionable intelligence. Our active engagement in industry events and extensive field research underlines our commitment to staying ahead of market trends and needs, further cementing our position as leaders in the data centre intelligence field.”

This year, DC Byte experienced noteworthy expansion in our regional offices, reflecting our commitment to providing tailored insights across different geographies. In the EMEA region, we welcomed four new members, enhancing our capabilities and deepening our market understanding. Similarly, our APAC office grew with three new additions, further solidifying our presence in this dynamic region.

Perhaps most notably, the establishment of our new office in the Americas marks a significant milestone in our global expansion. This move, led by Colby Cox, signifies DC Byte’s dedication to understanding and addressing the unique needs of the American data centre market. With three new team members joining the Americas office, we are well-positioned to offer more localized and relevant insights to our clients in this region.

Complementing these regional expansions, the opening of our new global headquarters has been a major development for DC Byte. This new space, with over double the capacity of our previous headquarters, not only accommodates our growing team but also prepares us to tackle future challenges and opportunities in the data centre industry.

 “2023 has been a transformative year for us at DC Byte,” said Will King, Managing Director for EMEA at DC Byte. “Expanding our teams in EMEA and APAC, and establishing a new foothold in the Americas, are clear indicators of our growing influence in the global data centre market. Our new headquarters is not just a new office space; it’s a commitment to being at the forefront of industry developments. As we move forward, these expansions will enable us to continue providing our clients with the unparalleled market intelligence and insights they’ve come to expect from us.”

Looking Ahead

2023 stands out as a pivotal year for DC Byte, a period of profound transformation and growth. We achieved major expansions not just in geographical reach but also in the depth and scope of our market insights. The growing trust we’ve garnered from industry partners and clients alike serves as a testament to the dedication and hard work of our team. This year has also seen us solidify existing client relationships and forge new ones, underscoring our commitment to being a trusted advisor in the data centre industry.

As we look forward to 2024, we are prepared to embrace both the growth opportunities and the challenges that lie ahead. The data centre industry is on a fast track of evolution, driven by critical factors such as the advancement of sustainable practices, heightened security needs, and groundbreaking technological innovations like 5G. These changes are reshaping the landscape, and DC Byte is at the forefront, ready to guide our clients through these dynamic shifts.

“DC Byte is more committed than ever to providing cutting-edge market intelligence,” said Colby Cox, Managing Director for the Americas at DC Byte. “Our goal is to ensure that our clients are not only prepared for these changes but are also at the forefront of adopting and benefiting from them.”

So what might 2024 hold for the team? We’re excited to find out too – connect with us to come along for the journey!