Originally posted to Future-tech,
Data centres have fast become a vital asset to many businesses; since 2007, there has been a colossal 200% rise in the European market for data centre services. Representing around 80% of the total UK data centre capacity, London is the data centre capital of Europe and the third-largest data centre industry in the world – and despite Brexit, judging by recent trends, this dominance looks unlikely to change.
Why is London so Successful?
London is the largest colocation data centre market in Europe and in 2016, the city’s data centre supply represents 44% of the total data centre supply across the European market.
It is easy to attribute London’s data centre success to the city’s ‘interconnected ecosystem’. Despite the high cost of real estate within the M25, the capital’s history as a centre for trade, finance and commerce has driven and complemented its world-class data centre market. However, its data centre industry has grown far beyond finance to become a powerful asset in its own right.
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