Research published by DataCentrePricing.Com shows that although long-established as the largest Data Centre market in Europe, ” the London & the Inner M25 cluster region is set to be overtaken by Frankfurt as the largest Data Centre cluster in Europe. ”
The latest edition of the bi-annual DataCentrePricing.Com Euro-Data Centre Trends subscription service – to be available in January – forecasts that third party Data Centre raised floor space in the London & Inner M25 and Frankfurt clusters stands at 264,000 m2 of potential space available in each city.
But that as the Frankfurt Data Centre cluster is set for significant extra growth over the next 12 month period – with some 11 Data Centre expansions announced by providers in the Frankfurt area including Colt Telecom, Digital Realty, Equinix, Interxion and Maincube – the Frankfurt cluster will soon overtake the UK’s largest Data Centre cluster to become the largest single city Data Centre cluster in Europe.
In total Frankfurt area third party Data Centre space is forecast to grow by over 34,0000 m2 of raised floor space – or approximately 60 MW of DCCP (Data Centre Customer Power) -during 2018. Frankfurt will overtake London to become the largest cluster in Europe by the beginning of 2019.
By contrast, the London & Inner M25 area cluster is forecast to add only an additional 10,300 m2 of Data Centre raised floor space – or approximately 20 MW of DCCP in total over the same period – with two notable London Data Centre expansions due to take place in 2018 (including VIRTUS London-5 at Stockley Park and Interxion London-3 at Brick Lane).