Germany’s Data Centre Markets

The Rise of the Secondary Markets

May 14, 2024

Discussions on data centre hubs across Europe have focused on the FLAP-D markets, the largest data centre markets in the region. Germany, in particular, is home to the first market on the list – Frankfurt – and features upcoming data centre markets that are increasingly becoming interesting.

Germany and its Data Centre Markets

Geographically, Germany shares borders with nine countries. Denmark in the north, Poland and Czechia in the east, and Switzerland and Austria in the south. Notably, Germany also neighbours two other countries housing the FLAP-D markets towards the west – France and the Netherlands. 

More importantly, Germany is home to one of the largest internet exchanges in the world – the DE-CIX – which recorded 34 exabytes of annual traffic in 2022 and saw close to 1100 connected networks. As of Q4 2023, the six established data centre markets within the country recorded a total supply (summation of live, under construction, committed and early stage supply) capacity of over 3.5GW.

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