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Spain Data Center Market - Investment Analysis & Growth Opportunities 2022-2027

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  • 113 Pages
  • September 2022
  • Region: Spain
  • Arizton
  • ID: 5661142
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The country’s major construction locations include Madrid, Barcelona, and others. Spain is one of the leading secondary data center markets in Europe, with Madrid developing into one of the high investment locations. The industry has over 29 landing stations for submarine cables connecting the country to major markets worldwide and several inland internet exchange points.

The Spain data center market has the presence of cloud service providers such as AWS, Microsoft, Google, and Oracle. AWS is developing a cloud region with three availability zones in Madrid and is expected to be operational by 2023. Google opened its first cloud region in the country in May 2022, with three availability zones. Regarding renewable energy, The Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDAE) will allocate over $200 million to support renewable energy initiatives across seven autonomous communities in the country. The SpainDC (Spain Data Center Association) was set up to convert Spain into an interconnection hub of Europe as the country experiences a data center boom supported by the strategic location of the Iberian Peninsula.


a) Online shopping, even post-COVID-19, has increased the demand for online platforms compared to traditional shopping. In addition, governments and private organizations migrated to digital platforms to maintain contactless services; the demand for data center services in the country accelerated.
b) The Spain data center market is one of the major markets in Western Europe. It is supported by factors such as increased cloud-based services, growing digitalization, and inland and submarine cable connectivity.
c) Spain acts as a bridge between Europe and North Africa, in addition to having a solid link with South America, due to the cultural and language-based similarities, which also works in its favor for receiving investments.
d) The government has launched several digitalization initiatives, such as the General Law of Telecommunications, the National Cybersecurity Plan, and Spain Digital 2025, and established around 8 AI laboratories across several strategic areas.
e) There is a significant increase in cloud demand in the country in the light of which cloud service providers such as Google, AWS, Oracle, and Microsoft are investing in or planning to invest and set up cloud regions.
f) Telecom operators support the 5G rollout agenda in the country according to Spain Digital 2025, wherein 100% of the population will be connected to 5G by 2025. Telefonica, Vodafone, Orange, and Masmovil are deploying commercial 5G services across the country.
g) Spain has renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. The government aims to generate 74% of the energy mix from renewable sources by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2050.


1. Market size available in the investment, area, power capacity, and the colocation market revenue.
2. Colocation and enterprise operators assess the data center investment in Spain.
3. Datacenter investments in the area (square feet) and power capacity (MW) across locations in the country.
4. A detailed study of the existing market landscape, an in-depth industry analysis, and insightful predictions about the Spain data center market size during the forecast period.

5. Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party facilities in Spain

a. Facilities Covered (Existing): 47.
b. Facilities Identified (Upcoming): 17.
c. Coverage: 6+ Locations.
d. Existing vs. Upcoming (Area).
e. Existing vs. Upcoming (IT Load Capacity).
6. Data center colocation market in Spain.
a. Revenue: Market Revenue & Forecast (2021-2027).
b. Retail Colocation Pricing.
c. Wholesale Colocation Pricing.
7. The Spain data center landscape market investments are classified into IT, power, cooling, and general construction services with sizing and forecast.
8. A comprehensive analysis of the latest trends, growth rate, potential opportunities, growth restraints, and prospects for the industry.
9. Business overview and product offerings of prominent IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors, support infrastructure providers, and investors operating in the industry.
10. A transparent research methodology and the analysis of the demand and supply aspect of the market.


  • In 2021, the country witnessed investments from major companies such as Aire Networks, EdgeConneX, and Equinix. The market has also seen investments from some new entrants.
  • The market has the presence of both local and global construction contractors that caters to major operators in the market. Ferrovial, based in Spain, has provided its engineering services for Telefonica’s data center based in Madrid city in Spain, which achieved certification of LEED Gold.
  • Activity around acquisitions and partnerships for data center development has grown significantly in Spain. For instance, in 2021, Nabiax acquired two data centers in Spain from Telefonica.

Major Vendors

IT Infrastructure Providers

  • Arista Networks
  • Atos
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Fujitsu
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • IBM
  • Juniper Networks

Data Center Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors

  • Arup
  • Ramboll
  • Ferrovial
  • IDOM
  • ISG
  • Mercury
  • PQC
  • Quark
  • AEON Engineering.

Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Delta Electronics
  • Eaton
  • Legrand
  • Piller Power Systems
  • Rittal
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Schneider Electric
  • Vertiv

Data Center Investors

  • Aire Networks
  • DATA4
  • AWS
  • Digital Realty
  • EdgeConneX
  • Equinix
  • NTT Global Data Centers
  • Nabiax


  • Existing Facilities in the region (Area and Power Capacity)
  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Other Cities
  • List of Upcoming Facilities in the region (Area and Power Capacity)


This report analyses the Spain data center market share. It elaboratively analyses the existing and upcoming facilities and investments in IT, electrical, mechanical infrastructure, general construction, and tier standards. It discusses market sizing and investment estimation for different segments. The segmentation includes:

  • IT Infrastructure
  • Servers
  • Storage Systems
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • UPS Systems
  • Generators
  • Transfer Switches & Switchgears
  • PDUs
  • Other Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
  • Cooling Systems
  • Rack Cabinets
  • Other Mechanical Infrastructure
  • Cooling Systems
  • CRAC & CRAH Units
  • Chiller Units
  • Cooling Towers, Condensers & Dry Coolers
  • Economizers & Evaporative Coolers
  • Other Cooling Units
  • General Construction
  • Core & Shell Development
  • Installation & commissioning Services
  • Engineering & Building Design
  • Fire Detection & Suppression Systems
  • Physical Security
  • DCIM
  • Tier Standard
  • Tier I & Tier II
  • Tier III
  • Tier IV
  • Geography
  • Madrid
  • Other Cities


1. How much is the Spain data center market investment expected to grow?
2. How many data centers have been identified in Spain?
3. What are the driving factors for the Spain data center market?
4. Which is the leading data center location in the Spain data center market?
5. Who are the key players in the Spain data center market?

Table of Contents

1. Existing & Upcoming Third-Party Data Centers in Spain
1.1. Historical Market Scenario
1.2. 45+ Unique Data Center Properties
1.3. Data Center It Load Capacity
1.4. Data Center White Floor Area
1.5. Existing Vs Upcoming Data Center Capacity by Locations
1.6. Locations Covered
1.6.1. Madrid
1.6.2. Other Cities
1.7. List of Upcoming Data Center Facilities
2. Investment Opportunities in Spain
2.1. Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Factors of Spain Market
2.2. Investment Opportunities in Spain
2.3. Investment by Area
2.4. Investment by Power Capacity
3. Data Center Colocation Market in Spain
3.1. Colocation Services Market in Spain
3.2. Retail Vs Wholesale Data Center Colocation
3.3. Colocation Pricing (Quarter Rack, Half Rack, Full Rack) & Add-Ons
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Trends
4.3. Market Restraints
5. Market Segmentation
5.1. It Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
5.2. Electrical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
5.3. Mechanical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
5.4. General Construction Services: Market Size & Forecast
6. Tier Standard Investment
6.1. Tier I & Ii
6.2. Tier Iii
6.3. Tier Iv
7. Geography
7.1. Madrid
7.2. Other Cities
8. Key Market Participants
8.1. It Infrastructure Providers
8.2. Construction Contractors
8.3. Support Infrastructure Providers
8.4. Data Center Investors
8.5. New Entrants
9. Appendix
9.1. Market Derivation
9.2. Quantitative Summary


Our research comprises a mix of primary and secondary research. The secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to, company websites, annual reports, financial reports, company pipeline charts, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings, journals and conferences, internal proprietary databases, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to the companies operating in any given market.

Primary research involves email interactions with the industry participants across major geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to, CEOs, VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers. We primarily rely on internal research work and internal databases that we have populated over the years. We cross-verify our secondary research findings with the primary respondents participating in the study.