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Europe Data Center Colocation Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Europe Data Center Colocation Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Europe data center colocation market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period 2021 - 2026. The recent COVID-19 outbreak has put high pressure on end-user companies to support remote working and are fast-tracking their cloud and digitization journeys. Companies like Equinix and CenturyLink claim that this will boost the data center market in the region as data center expansion enables organizations and government institutions to uphold data sovereignty by keeping data within their legal basis.

  • The European data center market has been growing rapidly with new entrants and data centers being increasingly constructed in the region. The necessity of space and utilities has also increased to unprecedented levels with expansion of businesses. Also, shrinking IT budgets and economical infeasible requirements are making it hard for businesses to operate their own data centers. This is also being driven by the rising concerns regarding the capital investment and expenses associated with building and running a data center.
  • The data storage and the non-availability of strategic location for data center facilities has always been a key issues that has been faced by the organizations in the industry today. There has been increase in the investment's expenses coupled with the increasing cost to maintain the infrastructure by the organizations. The emergence and expansion of data center colocation has helped enterprises to cut down their maintenance cost and has increased safety and high bandwidth availability.
  • Data Center colocation is helping businesses to strengthen their operation in their specific industries by taking advantage of the high-quality managed data center services. This has enabled companies to focus on their revenue generation by streamlining their workflows and reducing operational IT expenses.
  • The regional market is also driven by the significant demand for colocation services by the hyperscale data center consumers that includes large internet businesses and public cloud service providers. Besides building massive data center facilities in remote areas, major cloud service providers such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Google have been leasing tons of capacity from the colocation companies in densely populated areas across the European region.
  • Moreover, the rise in colocation services has also been resulted from the increase in network connectivity and rapid rise in the number of localized data centers in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in order to ensure that the data does not cross country borders.
Key Market Trends Growing Adoption of Cloud Services
  • The increasing prevalence of big data and IoT technologies are also anticipated to increase the investments in the data center facilities as enterprises in the region are observing higher data generation across multiple industries, that includes BFSI, IT and Telecom, Healthcare, and Government and Defense, among others. The growing adoption of cloud computing (which is further escalated owing to the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic), increasing penetration of foreign cloud vendors, governmental regulations for local data security, and the increasing investments by domestic players are some of the major factors that are driving the demand for data centers in the region.
  • According to the figures from Eurostat, the region’s statistics agency, there has been a significant percentage growth in the businesses migrating to the cloud. The report states that 26% of EU enterprises use cloud computing mostly for e-mail and storage of files. Finland led the most usage of the services with 65.3%, followed by Sweden 57.2%, Denmark 55.6%, and Netherland 48.2%. Whereas the United Kingdom and Germany usage was 41.9% and 22.4%, respectively. More such adoption of cloud computing is expected to drive the market growth in the region.
  • Being perceived as a Tier 2 data center market, the Nordics region in the recent times have been witnessing several investments from the cloud and hyperscale providers, such as Facebook, Google, and Apple all choosing to locate in the region. For example, in Sweden Facebook is expanding, whilst AWS previously announced 3 builds in the country. In Norway, Microsoft has been investing in multiple data center locations, while Google is also expanding its operations in Finland. Also, it is not just the hyperscale players that are providing FDI, enterprises and colocation providers are also increasingly investing in the Nordics region.
  • The rapidly increasing adoption of various types of cloud services has been a crucial driver for the market’s growth. Over the past five years, these cloud services have been taking an increasing share of data-center usage.
United Kingdom Holds Significant Market Share
  • Colocation hosting enables complete control of all the aspects of server hosting to be sourced within an organization. The solution offers the company's IT team complete control over all software setup and installation. ?
  • The European market has also been geographically segmented into countries such as United Kingdom, Germany, France and others.
  • Because Unitec Kingdom is one pof the biggest financial market in Europe and is also the gateway for much of the transatlantic internet traffic, This makes England / United Kingdom one of the key data center markets in the european region.
  • Most of the data centers are located in London, with Docklands being the most attractive location, and this is also where the central internet exchanges LINX and LoNAP have their bases.
  • Together with The Netherlands, Germany and France, Great Britain is among the top four markets in Europe and is very well connected with direct fiber connections to a lot of different countries.
Competitive Landscape

The Europe Data Center Colocation Market is moderately fragmented with few dominant and new firms in the market. The companies keeping on innovating and entering into strategic partnerships in order to retain their market share.

  • April 2020 - Equinix Inc., announced its largest expansions of Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric in new EMEA markets to help global businesses simplify hybrid and multicloud infrastructures. With this expansion, ECX Fabric will be available to Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva, Istanbul, Lisbon and Sofia, and extending into Hamburg in Q2 2020,
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1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition​
1.2 Scope of the Study​



4.1 Market Overview​
4.2 Industry Value-Chain Analysis​
4.3 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces​
4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers​
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers​
4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants​
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products​
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry​
4.4 Market Drivers​
4.4.1 Growing Adoption of Cloud Services
4.4.2 Increased Emphasis on Compliance With Data Regulations and Cost-Effective Nature of Colocation Facilities to Drive Adoption Among SME’s​
4.5 Market Restraints​
4.5.1 Dependence on Regulatory Landscape
4.5.2 Stringent Security Requirements Pose a Challenge for Operators
4.6 Assessment of COVID-19 impact on the Industry​
4.7 Technology Snapshot

5.1 Type
5.1.1 Wholesale Colocation​
5.1.2 Retail Colocation​
5.2 End User Vertical​
5.2.1 BFSI
5.2.2 Telecommunications and IT​
5.2.3 Healthcare​
5.2.4 Government​
5.2.5 Media and Entertainment
5.2.6 Others​
5.3 Country
5.3.1 United Kingdom
5.3.2 Germany​
5.3.3 France​
5.3.4 Ireland
5.3.5 Spain
5.3.6 Rest of Europe

6.1 Company Profiles*
6.1.1 Cyxtera Technologies, Inc.
6.1.2 CyrusOne, Inc.
6.1.3 Digiplex
6.1.4 Equinix, Inc.
6.1.5 Etix Everywhere
6.1.6 Global Switch Limited
6.1.7 Green Mountain
6.1.8 Interxion (Digital Reality)
6.1.9 Echelon Data Centers
6.1.10 DATA4 Group



Report Title: Europe Data Center Colocation Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

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