“In that sense, the internet is very much like the highway-and-road system in the U.S. There are small two-lane roads that lead to homes and businesses. There are larger, secondary roads that have larger businesses and residential complexes on them. And there are interstate highways, where the traffic goes fast for long distances without a lot of entrances and exits. The internet has almost exactly the same network of connections—big, high-speed, high-volume ones that cross continents and pass under the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; medium-size ones inside cities; and “last mile” connections directly to individual homes and businesses.”
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).
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.
9:57 pm on December 11, 2019 Tags: Eschenheimer Tor