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German Data Centres are set for healthy growth in pricing and capacity from 2014 onwards, with high specification facilities allowing for extra Data Centre pricing power -new TCL report finds

Published: Thu 6 February 2014

A new report from TCL (Tariff Consultancy Ltd) – Data Centre Pricing Germany – 2014 to 2019 – analyses the growing market for Data Centres in Germany, the 2nd largest market in Europe – with over 441,000 square metres of space in total - with stable and increasing rack space pricing.


The increase in pricing is taking place in spite of the increase in new German Data Centre space. Data Centre raised floor space capacity is set to increase by an average of 30,000 square metres per annum over the next five year period, with new Data Centre space being introduced by specialist providers including Interxion, E-Shelter and T-Systems.   


New developments are being led by wholesale and Premium Data Centre build outs. Although the German Data Centre market remains fragmented with facilities in most major cities, the largest city remains Frankfurt, which continues to account for 43 per cent of Data Centre space in the country.


Average German standard retail rack space pricing is forecast to increase from Euro 762 per month (as of the end of 2014) up to Euro 805 (as of the end of 2019). The German market has a wide range of rack space pricing – with rates ranging from Euro 351 per month up to Euro 1,899 per month. Premium priced Data Centres typically have a wide range of connectivity options and direct connection to the German Internet Exchange (DE-CIX) and can cater for a wide range of power densities, and are mainly based in the Frankfurt area.


But there remain a wide number of local Data Centre facilities in each German city, which typically offer rack space pricing from Euro 300 up to Euro 400 per month lowering the market average. Although rack space pricing can be low, the local provider often charges an additional monthly charge (of around Euro 20 per 0.1 kW), which typically outweighs the monthly rental cost of the housing.


However, German Data Centres have seen the introduction of more rational pricing with the gradual decline in promotional pricing, which has increased the market average. The introduction of new high specification Data Centre space is also being used to justify higher price points.


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About the TCL Data Centre Pricing Germany – 2014 to 2019 report – The TCL Data Centre Pricing Germany – 2014 to 2019 report - is based on unique research from a survey of 217 German Data Centre facilities and 72 Data Centre providers. The report provides details of Data Centre capacity, power costs, rack space pricing & square metre pricing by segment (including the Carrier Based, Carrier Neutral & Premium Data Centre segments) and provides details of key Data Centre providers and new Data Centre build outs. It also includes a five year forecast for Data Centre capacity by segment, rack space and per square metre pricing. The report costs £1,595 GBP for a single user licence. More information about the report is available on the TCL website at:


About TCL (Tariff Consultancy Ltd) – TCL is a London-based international telecoms pricing research and consultancy company, which provides a series of services and Tariff Tracker subscription services about mobile, fixed line and Data Centre pricing worldwide. Data Centre publications include reports into European Data Centre pricing and French, Dutch & UK Data Centre pricing as well as the quarterly TCL Data Centre Price Tracker subscription service. Further information about TCL can be found on the TCL website at:






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