DLA PIPER, a law firm, released a study on December last year, saying that Germany will have the most bankable investment opportunities for data centre projects over the next two years.
The report European Data Centre Investment Outlook puts Frankfurt as the city that will probably bank most of the projects. Frankfurt belongs to FLAP (Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris): the four cities with more data centers in Europe.
Location is the most important decision factor. The report says there is a trend towards moving data processing closer to end users. This is driven by demand for low latency (rapid response).
According to Data Economy, Frankfurt accounts to 106 data centers, followed by Munich (49), Hamburg (40), Berlin (30), Dusseldorf (25), Stuttgart (24).
Frankfurt is the European capital for peering, with more than 900 networks connected. This year, in March, DE-CIX set a new world record with more than 9 Terabits per second data throughput at Frankfurt Internet Exchange.
Telefonica this month also reported that the mobile data usage in Germany, for the first three months of the year, rose strongly compared with the same quarter last year – by 63 percent to 314,000 terabytes.