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Dynamic Competition Shapes the European Data Center Colocation Market: Key Players and Investment Trends Unveiled
[October 25, 2023]

Dynamic Competition Shapes the European Data Center Colocation Market: Key Players and Investment Trends Unveiled

DUBLIN, Oct. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Europe Data Center Colocation Market - Industry Outlook & Forecast 2023-2028" report has been added to's offering.


The European data center colocation market is on a path of significant expansion, with projections reaching a remarkable USD 9.98 billion by 2028, up from $6.9 billion in 2022, boasting a substantial CAGR of 6.3%. Several key trends and drivers are propelling this growth in the market.


  • The implementation of GDPR has led to increased adoption of cloud-based services for data localization, contributing to the growth of data center projects.
  • Despite Brexit's notable implications for data centers in Western Europe, operators continue to expand infrastructure across the continent, with the region making the maximum investments in 2022, accounting for 83% of the European market share.
  • In terms of colocation revenue, the UK leads with a market share of over USD 2.6 billion generated in 2022, followed by the Netherlands and Germany. This surge in demand is due to the construction of new data centers and the expansion of existing facilities.
  • Favorable policies make the Nordics an attractive hub for investments in the European colocation data center market.

Segmentation by Colocation Type

  • Retail Colocation
  • Wholesale Colocation

Segmentation by Infrastructure

  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
  • General Construction

Segmentation by Electrical Infrastructure

  • UPS Systems
  • Generators
  • Transfer Switches & Switchgear
  • PDUs
  • Other Electrical Infrastructure

Segmentation by Mechanical Infrastructure

  • Cooling Systems
  • Racks
  • Other Mechanical Infrastructure

Segmentation by Cooling Systems

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

Segmentation by Cooling Technique

  • Airbased Cooling Technique
  • Liquid-Based Cooling Technique

Segmentation by General Construction

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

Segmentation by Tier Standard

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

Segmentation by Region

  • Western Europe
  • Nordic
  • Central & Eastern European Countries


Adoption of Artificial Intelligence

  • The rapid adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Europe is driving economic growth through data generation and tech markets.
  • Major companies like Bosch and Airbus are embracing AI for tasks like automation and pattern recognition, showcasing its potential.
  • European governments are proactively supporting AI adoption, with various countries launching initiatives to foster AI development.

Rise in Sustainability Initiatives

  • Prominent European data centers, including Equinix, Interxion, and DigiPlex, are setting a renewable energy precedent by committing to powering facilities with 100% renewable energy.
  • European countries are actively participating in the European climate pact, targeting carbon neutrality by 2050.

Adoption of Cloud-Based Services

  • The adoption of cloud-based services is a significant driver behind the growth of data center investments in Europe.
  • Cloud adoption has led to increased demand for data storage, scalability, compliance adherence, performance optimization, and hybrid/multi-cloud strategies.
  • Governments across Europe are actively supporting data center development through incentives such as low corporate tax rates and withholding tax exemptions.


The European data center colocation market is characterized by dynamic competition among global and local operators. Countries with tax incentives, proper connectivity, favorable climates, and renewable energy sources are attractive to operators.

Prominent Colocation Investors

  • 3data
  • 3S Group
  • AQ Compute
  • Artnet
  • Aruba
  • AtlasEdge
  • atNorth
  • Bahnhof
  • China Mobile
  • ClusterPower
  • Colt Data Centre Services
  • CyrusOne
  • DigiPlex (IPI Partners)
  • Digital Realty
  • DATA4
  • Echelon Data Centres
  • EcoDataCenter
  • EdgeConneX
  • Equinix
  • 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
  • nLighten
  • NTT Global Data Centers
  • Orange Business Services
  • Proximity Data Centres
  • Pure Data Centres
  • Rostelecom Data Centers
  • Stadtwerke Feldkirch
  • Stratus DC Management
  • Global Technical Realty
  • T5 Data Centers
  • Telecom Italia Sparkle
  • Vantage Data Centers
  • Verne Global
  • VIRTUS Data Centres (ST Telemedia Global Data Centres)
  • VK Cloud Solutions
  • Yandex
  • Yondr


  1. How big is the European data center colocation market?
  2. What is the growth rate of the Europe data center colocation market?
  3. What is the estimated market size in terms of area in the Europe data center colocation market by 2028?
  4. What are the key trends in the Europe data center colocation market?
  5. How many MW of power capacity is expected to reach the Europe data center colocation market by 2028?

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