Colocation Markets Quarterly Q2 2017
The latest edition of Colocation Markets Quarterly, reveals a strong demand across the four major European markets in Q2 driven in part by the requirement for Edge facilities.
Although London, Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt face growing competition from regional locations all are proving resilient as a key location. Supply also remains strong, particularly in Frankfurt and Amsterdam where both markets have welcomed announcements of major new builds from global players.
Longer-term, demand for edge data centres appears to present new opportunities. CMQ foresees these developments deploying over the next 5 years with between 20-30 data centre locations per country. Recent investment by co-location players underscores their commitment to existing tier 1 locations.
“In terms of London and Brexit, we are still seeing relatively limited impact. This has been particularly helped by the hyperscale cloud companies increasing their commitment to the UK, particularly Google and Microsoft” noted Philip Low, chairman of BroadGroup.
“Most cloud players are headquartered in London, but there are increasing signs of financial services companies looking to move at least some staff and operations into mainland Europe.”
Co-location Market Quarterly (“CMQ”) is an ongoing, quarterly service from BroadGroup Consulting providing authoritative and independent data tracking of data centre markets in Europe.
CMQ provides usable metrics covering key performance indicators including:
- Market share for key players
- Key changes tracked over the quarters
- Consultant commentary
CMQ uniquely tracks deals done in each market, power availability, supply, data centre utilisation and user analysis by vertical sector with comparisons to previous quarters, and commentary.