Spain set to challenge established data center metro markets

DUBLIN, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “Reshaping the European data center market – 2022 and beyond” report has been added to from offer.


The report identifies the top 10 trends in the European third-party data center market. The research highlights the rapid increase in data center capacity and revenue in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The analyst identifies the top 10 key trends that will take place over the next 4-year period that will impact data centers. The report provides a forecast of data center elevated floor area, data center customer power (DCCP), data center pricing and revenue in the region and identifies the largest metropolitan markets data center city keys.

The main results are as follows:

  • The largest markets are the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and France:

  • The main growth in data center capacity will take place in metro Tier 2 markets

  • New Hyperscale Data Centers Are Introduced That Will Transform Tier 2 Metro Markets

  • Data center supply boosted by new private equity investments

  • European Data Center Revenues Expected to Grow Over 60% Over the 4-Year Period to 2026

  • Data Center Power Demand Impact Creates Serious Environmental Issues

  • Spain is the Data Center market (dominated by the Madrid Metro) which will begin to challenge established Metro markets

As European data center markets mature, there is less space and power available for the development of new facilities. One solution is to expand data centers into lower-cost Tier II markets where land is more widely available and power more abundant.

Metropolitan markets outside of established data centers are attracting more large-scale investment. For example, Sines, located south of Lisbon in Portugalattracts up to USD $4.5 billion of a private equity-led data center investment in a new campus with a maximum capacity of 495 MW upon completion.

Finally, the new report highlights the advantages of the Nordic region as a location for energy-intensive applications – with an abundance of low-cost renewable energy available addressing environmental concerns using free cooling in a cool climate offering a reduced PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) ratio compared to other traditional Metro Markets.

Main topics covered:

Section 1 – The main trends of the Top 10

  • The continued increase in Data Center capacity on the German market, particularly in Frankfurt

  • The growth of new urban markets around Europe

  • The Dilemma of Planning New Data Centers in Europe

  • The Emergence of Private Equity Investment in the European Data Center Market

  • The acceleration of Acquisitions & Mergers (A&M) in the Data Center space by Europe

  • The importance of sustainability for the installation of the data center in Europe

  • Data center energy consumption highlights potential energy shortages in Europe

  • The growth of Data Center Metros & Data Center City clusters in Europe

  • Future changes in data center technology will be crucial for expansion and sustainability

  • Projection of the European data center market in 2030 – the main forecast changes during the period

Division 2: The second section is primarily quantitative and provides a detailed analysis based on a four-year forecast, from early 2022 to early 2026, for the following EMEA data center key metrics

  • Data center space (measured by the raised floor area of ​​the data center in m2)

  • Data Center Power (measured by data center customer power – or MW – as delivered to customer equipment or IT load)

  • Data Center Pricing (measured by rack space rental (based on 19″ 42u rack with power but excluding actual power used), m2 space rental and kW rental – quoted in Euros p/ m. excl. tax)

  • Annual data center rentals – quoted in Euros per year

  • Power of the Data Center (in kWh) in Euro without tax or VAT.

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