The new service called UK Data Centre Trends published twice a year analyses the key trends impacting the UK Data Centre market, including Data Centre space, power, pricing and customer trends. It provides a unique analysis of market sizing and the key customer trends impacting the UK market using a survey.
The survey also provides a unique analysis of the key trends influencing the UK Data Centre market, which is the largest Data Centre market in Europe.
Research has identified the key developments of new-build facilities, financial results, and trends impacting the UK Data Centre market.
The publication also identifies the key aggregated pricing – by standard rack space (without power) and by m2. Finally, the author summarizes the overall Data Centre trends taking place in the UK market over the last six month period.
The research is based on a survey of more than 120 Data Centre providers in the UK market, with 250 facilities. The author has also created a forecast breakdown of the key UK Data Centre customer segments - from a sample of 25 UK Data Centre providers.
The author has used its database to calculate the UK Data Centre market size by space (m2) and by total customer power (MW) – referred to as DCCP (Data Centre Customer Power). The author has broken down the total overall space and power by the main regional Data Centre clusters around the UK (including London, outside the M25 ring-road area and selected cities such as Manchester).
Section 2: Methodology
Section 3: UK Data Centre Pricing – discounts &supplementary changes available
Section 4: UK Data Centre Pricing for Power
Section 5: UK Data Centre Market Sizing
Section 6: UK Data Centre Capacity (m2)
Section 7: UK Data Centre Total Customer Power (MW)
Section 8: UK Data Centre clusters
Section 9 New UK Data Centre developments
Section 10: Financial Data Centre Results & Developments
Section 11: UK Data Centre Customer segments
Section 12: UK Data Centre customer Trends
Section 13: UK Data Centre Pricing Trends
Section 14: Conclusion – Overall UK Data Centre Trends
The author forecasts that the UK Data Centre market, the largest in Europe, continues to see growth in new raised floor space and Data Centre Customer Power (DCCP) over the six month period to the end of June 2016.
UK Data Centre raised floor space has increased by almost 22,000 m2 and DCCP has risen by 32 MW over the past six month period, due to new space introduced by Equinix (LD6), Gyron/NTT (Hemel Hempstead), Telehouse Europe (North2), Datavita (Scotland) & Volta (London).
The UK Data Centre landscape continues to evolve, with two thirds of all new Data Centre space being constructed outside of the London/M25 area, with Slough becoming the largest Data Centre cluster outside of London. The spread of Data Centre clusters, with their own associated IT & telecoms ecosystem, continues with Milton Keynes, Birmingham and Manchester forming Data Centre clusters with average rates that are 25 to 40 per cent below the average seen in the London/M25 area.
The London/M25 area is the largest single Data Centre cluster and still accounts for 37 per cent of all UK Data Centre space, but the proportion is falling over time as new facilities become established in other geographical areas.
Data Centre facilities are being constructed in new green-field areas, including Newport (Wales) and between Glasgow & Edinburgh (Datavita Fortis). These facilities are able to take advantage of reduced land costs and are offering lower priced hosting than the London/M25 areas.
The June 2016 edition of the UK Data Centre Trends survey shows that the cost of Data Centre space in the Slough area continues to increase with average rates almost as high as the London/M25 area cluster – due in part to the utilization of high specification Data Centre space, which are now achieving premium pricing.
New Data Centre services are being introduced based on cloud connectivity, offering direct private network access to multiple cloud providers in the Data Centre leveraging the ecosystem of providers in the facility – with “cloud direct” services launched by Interxion, Virtus, Datum and Colt Telecom during the period.
Other UK Data Centre trends include the blurring of retail and wholesale space, with Data Centre Providers offering a range of space for both segments using flexible Data Centre facilities. Wholesale Data Centre Providers are also providing individual racks of capacity via partners or resellers, with the result that there are a range of facilities offering enterprise services.
As of the end of June 2016, UK DCCP is forecast to be 701 MW and UK Data Centre raised floor space is forecast to be 657,000 m2 in total.
The author finds that UK Data Centre pricing varies mainly according to the geographical cluster, the specification of the facility and the level of connectivity present at the Data Centre facility.