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UK Data Centre Trends Tracker

  • ID: 4908121
  • Report
  • January 2020
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 39 Pages
  • Tariff Consultancy
Report Shows that 3rd Party UK Data Centre Space has Grown by 48% over the Last 4 Year Period and Power by 100%

The 9th edition of the UK Data Centre Trends Report 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 researcher summarises 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 over Data Centre providers in the UK market, with over 200 facilities.

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  • Section 1: Introduction
  • Section 2: Methodology
  • Section 3: UK Data Centre Pricing - discounts and 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
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The 9th edition of the UK Data Centre Trends Tracker reveals that Data Centre C expansion for the second half of 2019 keeps in line with that of the first half of 2019, at around 27,000 m2.  

New space announced for starting the new decade comes from NTT, Virtus and xScale.  Data Centre floor space in London has the largest share of 32 percent followed by Slough and then Cardiff. Slough has less than half the raised floor space of that of London of 280k m2.

The January 2019 edition covering 235 facilities offered by 100+ providers shows that pricing by UK Data Centre providers remained broadly the same, the average is over GBP 1,000 per rack without power.

Pricing in regions such as Manchester having the lowest cost average pricing in the main clusters – with the average Manchester Data Centre rack space and m2 rates being up to 21 percent below the London & Inner M25 average rate. the fourteen largest geographical UK Data Centre clusters account for 74 percent of total UK third-party Data Centre space.

The financial section reveals that both Equinix and Interxion are reporting an increase in year on year revenue growth for their EMEA operations – of more than 12% (Interxion) up by 9% (Equinix) revenue growth to the end of September 2019 year on year.

The report concludes:

  • The UK Data Centre market remains the largest in Europe with one third more space than Germany (the second-largest market).
  • There is a continued growth in the UK Data centre space and Power market though growth in percentage terms is lower than in some of the other markets in Europe.
  • The most recent growth in DC capacity has come from the established players
  • The Inner London & M25 and Slough Data Centre city clusters together account for 45% of all UK space
  • Growth for new Data Centre city clusters remains a challenge, with a development focus on the established London & Slough areas
  • Pipeline prospects for future growth remain a concern, although the e-shelter/NTT & Virtus developments are due to launch in London and Slough during 2020, there is a slowdown in other new Data Centre developments in part due to Brexit uncertainty.
  • The London Data Centre cluster is now the 4th largest in Europe and has fallen behind the Frankfurt, Amsterdam & Paris city clusters based on Data Centre space as of the end of 2019  
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The researcher 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). TCL 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).