Europe Data Center Market Outlook and Forecast 2021-2026: Increased Adoption Of 200/400 GBE Switch Ports & Data Regulations Increase Cloud & Colocation Data Center Investments –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Data Center Market in Europe – Industry Outlook and Forecast 2021-2026” report has been added to’s offering.

The Europe data center market by investment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the period 2021-2026.

The market is expected to grow due to the growing procurement of renewable energy sources. Over 25 European cloud and data center operators, including AWS, Google, Equinix, Interxion, OVH Cloud, Scaleway, Aruba, and 17 other industry associations have signed an agreement to make their facilities carbon neutral via 100% renewable energy sources by 2030.

According to the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, 75% of the power supplied to data centers in Europe will be supplied through renewable energy or carbon-free energy by December 31, 2025, and the objective is to reach 100% by December 31, 2030. This announcement is likely to offer a high impetus to the growth of the data center market in Europe. Hyperscale data center providers are the major investors in renewable energy initiatives.

Germany intends renewable resources to constitute at least 35% of the gross electricity consumption. Ireland aimed to generate 16% of its energy through renewable energy sources in 2020, which is expected to reach 55% by 2030. Norway is the leading country in the production of renewable energy sources, followed by Sweden and Finland. Iceland continues to produce 100% of electricity through renewable sources.

Insights by Geography

In 2020, Western Europe witnessed investments in 80 projects, out of which 20 projects became operational in Q3 2020. However, the remaining projects are still under development and are expected to be functional by Q2 2021. The demand for smart devices, coupled with growing internet penetration, is likely to fuel the growth of data centers and other related infrastructure in the region. Data centers in Western Europe are built to support OCP rack infrastructure solutions. The UK, the Netherlands, Germany, and France are the leading destinations, while Belgium, Ireland, Italy, and Switzerland are the emerging markets.

Insights by Vendors

The Europe data center market consists of several IT, electrical, and mechanical infrastructure providers. Arista Networks, Atos, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, and Extreme Networks some major IT infrastructure providers. With the increasing demand for high-density, mission-critical servers, storage, and network infrastructure, the IT infrastructure market is likely to witness growth.

The server market has witnessed significant growth in revenue contribution from ODM server manufacturers. The electrical infrastructure market has become highly competitive owing to the increased interest shown by operators in procuring energy-efficient infrastructure solutions. ABB, Eaton, Schneider Electric, and Vertiv are the major power infrastructure players.

The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the Europe data center market during the forecast period:

  • Procurement of Renewable Energy Sources
  • Introduction of Innovative UPS Battery Technology
  • Adoption of District Heating by Data Centers
  • Cloud Adoption driving Data Center Market

Market Dynamics

Market Opportunities & Trends

  • 5G To Boost Edge Data Center Investments
  • Growing Procurement Of Renewable Energy
  • Innovative Ups Battery Technology
  • Adoption Of District Heating By Data Centers
  • Increased Adoption Of 200/400 GBE Switch Ports

Market Enablers

  • COVID-19 Enhances Data Center Demand
  • Cloud Adoption Drives Data Center Market
  • Increasing Demand For Big Data & IoT Investments
  • Rise In Colocation Investments
  • M&As to Fuel Data Center Growth
  • Tax Incentives Increase Data Center Investments
  • Data Regulations Increase Cloud & Colocation Data Center Investments

Market Restraints

  • Increased Power & Network Outages
  • Security Challenges In Data Centers
  • Lack Of Skilled Workforce
  • Rising Carbon Emissions From Data Centers
  • Location Constraints For Data Center Construction

Key Data Center Critical (IT) Infrastructure Providers

  • Arista Networks
  • Atos
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Extreme Networks
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • Hitachi Vantara
  • IBM
  • Inspur
  • Inventec
  • Juniper Networks
  • Lenovo
  • MiTAC Holdings
  • NEC Corporation
  • NetApp
  • Oracle
  • Pure Storage
  • Quanta Computer (Quanta Cloud Technology)
  • Super Micro Computer
  • Wistron (Wiwynn)

Key Data Center Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Airedale International Air Conditioning
  • Asetek
  • Alfa Laval
  • Assa Abloy
  • Bosch Security Systems (Robert Bosch)
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Delta Electronics
  • Eaton
  • HITEC Power Protection
  • Legrand
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Nlyte Software
  • Piller Power Systems
  • Rolls-Royce Power Systems
  • Rittal
  • Riello Elettronica (Riello UPS)
  • Schneider Electric
  • Socomec
  • Trane Technologies (Ingersoll Rand)
  • Vertiv Group

Key Data Center Contractors

  • Arup Group
  • Bouygues Construction
  • CapIngelec
  • DPR Construction
  • Deerns
  • Fluor Corporation
  • Future-Tech
  • HDR Architecture
  • ISG
  • Jones Engineering Group
  • Kirby Group Engineering
  • Linesight
  • Mercury Engineering
  • Mace Group
  • M+W Group (Exyte)
  • Metnor Construction
  • RED-Engineering
  • Structure Tone
  • Winthrop Engineering and Contracting

Key Data Center Investors

  • 3data
  • Aruba SpA
  • AzInTelecom
  • Bahnhof
  • CyrusOne
  • Colt Data Center Services (Colt DCS)
  • Digital Realty
  • DigiPlex
  • DataPro
  • DATA4 Smart Data Centers
  • Equinix
  • Echelon Data Centers
  • EcoDataCenter
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Global Switch
  • GlobalConnect
  • Green Mountain
  • Iron Mountain (IO)
  • Microsoft
  • NTT Global Data Centers
  • QTS Realty Trust
  • VIRTUS Data Centres
  • Telecom Italia Sparkle
  • T5 Data Centers
  • Vantage Data Centers

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