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Europe Data Center Colocation Market to Reach USD 11.8 Billion, Industry Insights and Competitive Analysis 2027 - Arizton
[November 22, 2022]

Europe Data Center Colocation Market to Reach USD 11.8 Billion, Industry Insights and Competitive Analysis 2027 - Arizton

CHICAGO, Nov. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Arizton's latest research report, the Europe data center colocation market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.19% during 2022-2027. Several governments initiative is expected to promote data center investments, such as subsidies on procurement of land for data center development, renewable energy procurement, and electricity tariffs, will drive the European data center colocation market during the forecast period.


The COVID-19 pandemic had a higher impact on the Europe data center colocation market, with many on-premises data center operators migrating their infrastructure to colocation and cloud platforms. The enterprise adoption of cloud-based services, big data analytics, and IoT services has been a strong force for data center investments in developing countries, which the pandemic will further fuel.

Europe Data Center Colocation Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market Size (2021)? 

USD 8.2 Billion

Market Size (2027) 

USD 11.8 Billion

Market Size by Area (2027)

Around 7 Million Sq. Ft

Market Size by Power Capacity (2027)

1,409 MW


6.19 %

Base year? 


Forecast Year? 


Segmentation Analysis  

Colocation Services, Infrastructure, Electrical Infrastructure, Mechanical Infrastructure, Cooling Systems, Cooling Techniques, General Construction, Tier Standard, and Geography

Key Regions & Countries

Western Europe (Germany, UK, France, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, and Other Western European Countries), Nordics (Norway, Finland & Iceland, Sweden, Denmark), Central & Eastern Europe (Russia, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Other Central & Eastern European Countries)

Key Companies? 

3data, 3S Group, AQ Compute, Artnet, Aruba, AtlasEdge, atNorth, Bahnhof,, China Mobile, Colt Data Centre Services, CyrusOne, DigiPlex (IPI Partners), Digital Realty, DATA4, Echelon Data Centres, EcoDataCenter, EdgeConneX, Equinix, Euclyde Data Centers, Global Switch, Iron Mountain, Green Mountain, IXcellerate, KDDI, Liberty Global, Magenta Telekom, MTS, Neterra, Netia, Nautilus Data Technologies, NDC-GARBE Data Centers Europe, NTT Global Data Centers, Orange Business Services, Proximity Data Centres, Pure Data Centres, Rostelecom Data Centers, Stadtwerke Feldkirch, T5 Data Centers, Telecom Italia Sparkle, Vantage Data Centers, Verne Global, VIRTUS Data Centres, VK Cloud Solutions, Yandex, and Yondr

New Data Center Investors

ClusterPower, Global Technical Realty, and Stratus DC Management

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Market Dynamics 

Increasing data center investments, 5G deployments to fuel edge data centers, growth in cloud service adoption, the impact of covid-19 on the market, increasing adoption of big data & IoT, and growing submarine & inland connectivity.


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Europe, especially the FLAPD market, is among the top colocation markets worldwide, witnessing considerable colocation demand year-on-year. In addition, secondary markets such as Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Poland, and Austria also witness a significant increase in colocation demand. Nordics is a popular investment destination owing to low power cost and the availability of free cooling, in addition to government policies and incentives. In Central and Eastern Europe, Poland is a rapidly growing market and is turning into a regional expansion hotspot for hyperscalers, which will also drive up the wholesale colocation demand.

The Europe market is witnessing the entry of new investors, such as Global Technical Realty, and ClusterPower, among others, which will propel the market revenue in the coming years. Regarding colocation revenue, retail colocation contributed over 70% of the revenue in 2021. The colocation prices vary from country to country; markets like the UK, Germany, and France have the highest colocation pricing within Europe. Government support via subsidies on land procurement for data center development and renewable energy procurement will continue to be significant growth factors for the region.

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  • Market size available in the investment, area, power capacity, and the Europe data center colocation market revenue.
  • An assessment of the investment in Europe by colocation and enterprise operators.
  • Investments in the area (square feet) and power capacity (MW) across locations in the region.
  • A detailed study of the existing market landscape, an in-depth industry analysis, and insightful predictions about the Europe data center colocation market size during the forecast period.
  • Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party data center facilities in Europe.
  • The Europe data center colocation market landscape investments are classified into IT, power, cooling, and general construction services with sizing and forecast.
  • A comprehensive analysis of the latest trends, growth rate, potential opportunities, growth restraints, and prospects for the industry.
  • A transparent research methodology and the analysis of the demand and supply aspects of the market.

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The European data center colocation market is one of the major data center markets worldwide and has several global and local data center operators. Investments in data center construction across Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, and Paris (FLAP) and Ireland data center markets in Europe have grown significantly. These markets have been the largest in terms of IT infrastructure procurement. Also, the adoption of cloud-based services, big data analytics, and IoT services has grown significantly by local enterprises across the Nordics, which has propelled the local demand for colocation services.

Moreover, the European colocation market is highly competitive, with many providers investing in new facilities and expanding their existing ones to accommodate customer demand. Also, the new entrants are investing millions of dollars in constructing core and shell properties across Europe. These new facilities are expected to be fully commissioned within two years of the initial build-out.

In 2021, the UK data center colocation market by area was valued at 619 thousand sq. ft, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% to reach 752 thousand sq. ft by 2027. The UK data center market has witnessed a surge in the adoption of UPS systems with N+1 redundancy and diesel generators. Moreover, Equinix's London 7 facility has a UPS redundancy of N+1 and a diesel generator redundancy of N+2. In NTT Global Data Centers' (e-Shelter) London, 1 data center facility is equipped with two separate UPS systems with N+1 redundancy, with power from two grid connections and diesel generators at N+1 redundancy.

The Europe data center colocation market will witness continuous adoption of cloud services among SMEs, along with a heightened interest in the digital transformation of businesses. Consequently, there will be a surge in the adoption of advanced technologies such as IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence (AI), attracting more data center investments in the European region. In 2021, West European countries such as the UK, Germany, Ireland, France, and the Netherlands emerged as leading markets in the European region with a considerable surge in colocation data center investments. Also, the West European region accounted for a revenue share of over 75%.

Key Companies Profiled in the Report

Prominent Colocation Investors

  • 3data
  • 3S Group
  • AQ Compute
  • Artnet
  • Aruba
  • AtlasEdge
  • atNorth
  • Bahnhof
  • China Mobile
  • Colt Data Centre Services
  • CyrusOne
  • DigiPlex (IPI Partners)
  • Digital Realty
  • DATA4
  • Echelon Data Centres
  • EcoDataCenter
  • EdgeConneX
  • Equinix
  • Euclyde Data Centers
  • Global Switch
  • Iron Mountain
  • Green Mountain
  • IXcellerate
  • KDDI
  • Liberty Global
  • Magenta Telekom
  • MTS
  • Neterra
  • Netia
  • Nautilus Data Technologies
  • NDC-GARBE Data Centers Europe
  • NTT Global Data Centers
  • Orange Business Services
  • Proximity Data Centres
  • Pure Data Centres
  • Rostelecom Data Centers
  • Stadtwerke Feldkirch
  • T5 Data Centers
  • Telecom Italia Sparkle
  • Vantage Data Centers
  • Verne Global
  • VIRTUS Data Centres
  • VK Cloud Solutions
  • Yandex
  • Yondr

New Data Center Investors

  • ClusterPower
  • Global Technical Realty
  • Stratus DC Management

Recent Development

  • In January 2022, Colt Data Centre Services announced the acquisition of around ten parcels of land across locations such as Frankfurt, London, and Paris.
  • In April 2021, Equinix announced the completion of its AM7 data center in Amsterdam, with an area of around 44,000 square feet.
  • In April 2021, Edgecore announced a data center in Berkshire, the UK, with an area of around 78,000 square feet.
  • In February 2021, IXcellerate acquired 34 acres of land in the southern part of Moscow to build a large data center campus.
  • In March 2021, Vantage Data Centers announced a data center project in Newport, Wales, with an area of around 260,000 square feet.

Market Segmentation

Colocation Service

  • Retail Colocation
  • Wholesale Colocation


  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
  • General Construction

Electrical Infrastructure

  • UPS Systems
  • Generators
  • Transfer Switches & Switchgear
  • Power Distribution Units
  • Other Electrical Infrastructure

Mechanical Infrastructure

  • Cooling Systems
  • Racks
  • Other Mechanical Infrastructure

Cooling Systems

  • CRAC & CRAH Units
  • Chiller Units
  • Cooling Towers, Condensers & Dry Coolers
  • Economizers & Evaporative Coolers
  • Other Cooling Units

Cooling Technique

  • Air-based Cooling Technique
  • Liquid-Based Cooling Technique

General Construction

  • Core & Shell Development
  • Installation & Commissioning Services
  • Engineering & Building Design
  • Fire Detection & Suppression
  • Physical Security

Tier Standard

  • Tier I & Tier II
  • Tier III
  • Tier IV


  • Western Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Ireland
    • Switzerland
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • Spain
    • Belgium
    • Portugal
    • Other Western European Countries
  • Nordics
    • Norway
    • Finland & Iceland
    • Sweden
    • Denmark
  • Central & Eastern Europe
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Austria
    • Czech Republic
    • Other Central & Eastern European Countries

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Western Europe Data Center Market -  Western Europe data center market is projected to reach USD 44.8 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.16% during 2022-2027. By the next few years, data center operators will consider the adoption of lithium-ion batteries, fuel cell technology, and intelligent PDUs to improve the efficiency of their facilities. In terms of fuel cell deployments, Bloom Energy is leading the market. Regarding UPS and rack PDU infrastructure, ABB, Eaton, Legrand, Schneider Electric, and Vertiv Group are the leading market players. In terms of generators, Cummins and Caterpillar have a strong presence in the market.

Central and Eastern Europe Data Center Market – Central and Eastern Europe data center market witnessed investments of USD 7.25 billion in 2021 and will witness investments of USD 10.68 billion by 2027. Increasing data traffic has created additional demand for developing many data centers that support data generated by businesses and consumers. The use of cloud computing services and applications will continue to grow across Central and Eastern European countries, leading to the further development of large data centers in the market.

Table of Content

1             Research Methodology

2             Research Objective

3             Research Process

4             Scope & Coverage

4.1         Market Definition

4.2         Base Year

4.3         Scope of The Study

4.4         Market Segments

4.4.1      Market Segmentation by Infrastructure

4.4.2      Market Segmentation by IT Infrastructure

4.4.3      Market Segmentation by Electrical Infrastructure

4.4.4      Market Segmentation by Mechanical Infrastructure

4.4.5      Market Segmentation by Cooling System

4.4.6      Market Segmentation by Cooling Techniques

4.4.7      Market Segmentation by General Construction

4.4.8      Market Segmentation by Tier Standards

4.4.9      Market Segmentation by Geography


5             Report Assumptions & Caveats

5.1         Key Caveats

5.2         Currency Conversion

5.3         Market Derivation


6             Market at a Glance

7             Introduction

7.1         Overview

7.2         Data Center Site Selection Criteria

7.2.1      Key

7.3         Internet Exchange Points


8             Market Opportunities & Trends

8.1         5G To Boost EDGE Data Center Deployment

8.2         Increase in Sustainable Initiatives Among Data Center Operators

8.3         Growth in Adoption Of AI-Based Infrastructure

8.4         Rise in Smart City Development & Other Government Initiatives


9             Market Growth Enablers

9.1         Cloud Connectivity to Drive Demand for Data Centers

9.2         Covid-19 Boosting Data Center Investments

9.3         IoT & Big Data Drive Demand for Data Centers

9.4         Rise in Data Center Investments


10          Market Growth Restraints

10.1       Location Constraints for Data Center Construction

10.2       Lack of Skilled Workforce

10.3       Security Challenges in Data Centers


11          Market Landscape

11.1       Market Overview

11.2       Investment: Market Size & Forecast

11.3       Area: Market Size & Forecast

11.4       Power Capacity: Market Size & Forecast

11.7       Five Forces Analysis

11.7.1   Threat of New Entrants

11.7.2   Bargaining Power of Suppliers

11.7.3   Bargaining Power of Buyers

11.7.4   Threat of Substitutes

11.7.5   Competitive Rivalry


12          Infrastructure

12.1       Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

12.2       Market Overview

12.3       IT Infrastructure

12.4       Electrical Infrastructure

12.5       Mechanical Infrastructure

12.6       General Construction


13          IT Infrastructure

13.1       Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

13.4.1   Market Overview

13.4.2   Market Size & Forecast

13.5       Storage Infrastructure

13.6       Network Infrastructure


14          Electrical Infrastructure

14.1       Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

14.2       Market Overview

14.3       UPS Systems

14.4       Generators

14.5       Transfer Switches & Switchgear

14.6       PDUS

14.7       Other Electrical Infrastructure


15          Mechanical Infrastructure

15.1       Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

15.2       Market Overview

15.3       Cooling Systems

15.4       Racks

15.5       Other Mechanical Infrastructure


16          Cooling Systems

16.1       Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

16.2       Market Overview

16.3       CRAC & CRAH Units

16.4       Chiller Units

16.5       Cooling Towers, Condensers, & Dry Coolers

16.6       Economizers & Evaporative Coolers

16.7       Other Cooling Units


17          Cooling Technique

17.1       Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

17.2       Market Overview

17.3       Air-Based Cooling Techniques

17.4       Liquid-Based Cooling Techniques


18          General Construction

18.1       Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

18.2       Market Overview

18.3       Core & Shell Development

18.4       Installation & Commissioning Services

18.5       Building & Engineering Design

18.6       Physical Security

18.7       Fire Detection and Suppression

18.8       DCIM/BMS Solutions


19          Tier Standards

19.1       Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

19.2       Overview of Tier Standards

19.3       Tier I & II

19.4       Tier III

19.5       Tier Iv


20          Geography

20.1       Investment: Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

20.2       Area: Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

20.3       Power Capacity: Market Snapshot & Growth Engine


21          Russia

21.1       Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

21.1.1   Market Overview

21.2       Investment: Market Size & Forecast

21.3       Area: Market Size & Forecast

21.4       Power Capacity: Market Size & Forecast

21.5       Support Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast


22          Poland

22.1       Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

22.1.1   Market Overview

22.2       Investment: Market Size & Forecast

22.3       Area: Market Size & Forecast

22.4       Power Capacity: Market Size & Forecast

22.5       Support Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast


23          Austria

23.1       Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

23.1.1   Market Overview

23.2       Investment: Market Size & Forecast

23.3       Area: Market Size & Forecast

23.4       Power Capacity: Market Size & Forecast

23.5       Support Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast


24          Czech Republic

24.1       Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

24.1.1   Market Overview

24.2       Investment: Market Size & Forecast

24.3       Area: Market Size & Forecast

24.4       Power Capacity: Market Size & Forecast

24.5       Support Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast


25          Other Central and Eastern European Countries

25.1       Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

25.1.1   Market Overview

25.2       Investment: Market Size & Forecast

25.3       Area: Market Size & Forecast

25.4       Power Capacity: Market Size & Forecast

25.5       Support Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast


26          Competitive Landscape

26.1       IT Infrastructure

26.2       Support Infrastructure

26.3       Construction Contractors

26.4       Data Center Investors


27          Prominent Critical (IT) Infrastructure Providers


27.2       ATOS

27.3       BROADCOM

27.4       CISCO SYSTEMS



27.7       FUJITSU




27.11    IBM

27.12    INSPUR


27.14    LENOVO

27.15    NETAPP



28          Prominent Support Infrastructure Providers

28.1       3M

28.2       ABB

28.3       AERMEC



28.6       ALFA LAVAL

28.7       CARRIER

28.8       CATERPILLAR

28.9       CONDAIR

28.10    CUMMINS



28.13    EATON




28.17    LEGRAND




28.21    RITTAL

28.22    ROLLS-ROYCE


28.24    SIEMENS

28.25    STULZ


28.27    VERTIV


29          Prominent Construction Contractors

29.1       AODC

29.2       ARUP

29.3       AECOM

29.4       AURORA GROUP

29.5       DATADOME

29.6       DEERNS

29.7       DIPL.-ING. H. C. HOLLIGE

29.8       ETOP



29.11    GREENMDC

29.12    HAKA MOSCOW


29.14    IMOS

29.15    ISG

29.16    KKCG GROUP

29.17    MACE

29.18    PORR GROUP

29.19    STRABAG

29.20    TECHKO

29.21    TETRA TECH

29.22    QUMAK

29.23    WARBUD




30          Prominent Data Center Investors

30.1       3DATA

30.2       3S GROUP

30.3       ARTNET


30.5       BEYOND.PL


30.7       EQUINIX

30.8       GOOGLE

30.9       IXCELLERATE


30.11    MICROSOFT


30.13    NETERRA

30.14    NETIA






30.20    YANDEX


31          New Entrants


31.2       DATA4



32          Report Summary

32.1       Key Takeaways


33          Appendix

34.1       Abbreviations

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