Mediterranean notes for the data center location germany
Germany offers data center operators only mediocre conditions. At this end, the consulting company arcadis comes in his data center location index 2021. It has examined the location conditions in 50 established and emerging it nations. At the same time, but, among other things, go to the most attractive data center locations in europe, among other things because of the high data demand, the analysts.
Guided in the worldwide comparison are the usa, followed by singapore and japan. After that, northern europe: sweden, norway, danemark, the united arab emirates, finland, france and switzerland completed the top10. The federal republic of germany landed in 26th 26th. Before her, among other things, gross britain (13), luxembourg (17), the netherlands (19), poland (20), estonia (23), austria (24) and russia (25), behind it the tax paradise ireland ( 28), lithuania (29) spain (30), italy (31), belgium (32), iceland (36), portugal (37) and czech republic (38).
In addition to the reliability, the nature and costs of energy supply, the duration of the approval processes, the cyber security, the data protection and the provisions for the protection of privacy on the framework conditions, also the operating costs, state incentives and potential environmental impact.
Attractive due to high data demand
For the location germany, infrastructural, political and rule of law as well as the existence of many different critical applications, which require the closely to the customer. In addition, the data demand is roughly europe’s most populous country and the world’s fourth grave economy. In addition, energy security through stable networks, high mobile broadband use, cyber security and rising proportion of renewable energy operators at the current mix.
The mixture of secure power supply and a high proportion of renewable energy carrier helps data center operators in the spaghatch between their extremely high energy requirements and their reputation as a responsible provider. To the disadvantages of germany, above all, the high energy prices as well as the lengthy, complex permits and the associated requirements.
Most data centers approached in germany romp in and around frankfurt am main. There is the world-growing internet node de-cix with a data volume of average 6 tbit / s. Peripheral locations are increasingly jerking by the preferential locations with regenerative energies and alternative cooling, by edge computing and limited expansion capacity in the frankfurt region in the focus of the operator.
In the data center location index 2021, the locations examined are evaluated on the basis of eight criteria, which are divided into indicators on the offer and demand side. The gross domestic product per capita is based on the supply side, dealing with building permits, electricity price, energy security and cyber security. On the demand side are the proliferation of mobile broadband connections in the population, the rough of the domestic market and the middle download speed. The supply and demand indicators each made half of the evaluation and all factors were compiled from publicly accessible sources.