Data centre development across Europe has long centred around what were first known as the FLAP markets: Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, and Paris, major global cities each with deep business and financial sectors. As these markets continue to thrive, a host of newer locations have joined the data centre landscape as operators respond to client demand across the region.
The cities listed in this report are the vanguard of these emerging markets, each with their own local ecosystem of cloud services providers, developers, investors, and occupiers. Each is shown with current capacity, transitioning toward its future with current development and planned projects included. With all these possibilities in mind, the next several years will create a new subsector of the European data centre industry: the true secondary market.