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Market Guide for Colocation Services, Europe

Published: 02 July 2018

ID: G00351185

Analyst(s): Ross Winser , Tiny Haynes


As workloads are moving away from on-premises data centers, colocation complements rather than competes with cloud alternatives. I&O leaders should use this guide to make strategic choices for their environments, to meet data residency and cloud integration requirements.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Market Description

Market Direction

  • Strong Demand Across Europe Is Driving Expansion and Acquisitions
  • Buyer Behavior Focuses on Hybrid Realities
  • Vertical Appeal Is Driven by Facility Strengths and Differentiating Characteristics

Market Analysis

  • Secondary Markets Support Regional Colocation Demand Throughout Europe
  • Specialist Markets Leverage Renewable Energy and Climate Characteristics
  • Local Providers Remain Relevant and Important
  • European Providers Offer Various Colocation Permutations
  • Data Center Power Capabilities Must Align to Customer Requirements
  • TCO Must Include Network Considerations
  • Optimization and Pricing Dynamics
  • Facility Acquisitions in Europe Create Customer Opportunity
  • Maintaining an Exit Strategy Is Vital

Representative Vendors

Market Recommendations

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