Datacentre Pricing remains Higher in the UK Than in Other Large EU Markets

Germany has seen rapid growth in new Data Centre space and facilities

The January 2019 editions of the Euro-Data Centre and the UK-Data Centre Trends Trackers published by highlights that UK average pricing remains more expensive than the other large markets of Germany, France and the Netherlands.

The UK Data Centre cluster pricing varies by 40 percent, according to UK geographical region.

The report also reveals that the fast growth European Data Centre clusters include Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Slough – with Frankfurt uniquely being the largest cluster in Europe as well as among the fastest growing.

The Euro-Data Centre Trends Tracker provides up to date analysis of the 15 key Data Centre Country Markets in Europe with the total market size including space, power, new facility developments and average price changes. Over the past six month period to the end of 2018 the Euro-Data Centre Trends Tracker finds that:

* Germany has seen rapid growth in new Data Centre space and facilities – with new developments focused on the Frankfurt area. New facilities are being built by Equinix, Etix Everywhere, e-shelter, Interxion, Global Switch & CyrusOne in Frankfurt with Noris Networks extending its Munich facility, and T-Systems expanding its Biel facility. Frankfurt as a result has become the largest single Data Centre cluster in Europe (overtaking the London & Inner M25 cluster).

* The 4 largest DC markets - UK, Germany, France and Holland - provide around 71 percent of Data Centre space across the 15 largest European markets.

* In Europe new Data Centre facilities are also being added in Amsterdam (including e-shelter, Equinix, Evoswitch & Interxion), in Madrid new Data Centre space is being built by Data4, e-shelter (planned), Equinix & Interxion.

* The highest average Data Centre pricing in Europe is to be found in Switzerland, the UK and Ireland. The lowest average Data Centre pricing is to be found in Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy. 

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