Colotraq can help our customers find the right colocation solution — at no charge to our customers — in Europe, whether you’re reaching capacity in your existing facility, looking to relocate your data centers, or seeking a lower cost provider. Our expertise and 500+ partners (with close to 3,000 data centers) located globally make us ideally suited to find you the best colocation services in the UK.
London, Europe’s largest data center market, accounts for 50% of newly contracted space. Consequently, London has the highest level of vacancy rates among major European markets. Current availability in London stands at 18.6% (Europe’s average is 15.3%).
London’s underlying economic conditions have continued to show improvement. High vacancy rates and ambitious expansions, however, are leading to pricing pressure. This is bad news for providers, but good news for customers looking to grab a bargain and willing to invest now. Meanwhile, IT providers themselves continue to play a leading role in the take-up of data center infrastructure, as customers increasingly feel comfortable with procuring cloud services from third parties, rather than hosting their own systems in-house. For example, Salesforce.com signed an agreement with NTT Europe to establish a data center to serve EMEA-based customers in the UK. Oracle is opening a new data center in the Thames Valley, specifically to support the company’s work for UK government bodies.
Forecasters indicate that total raised floor space in London will increase to 300,000 square meters by the end of 2015. This is because existing data center providers are developing adjacent sites and will result in the percentage of London space as the UK total to fall to 42% of the market. Yet, data center space outside of London is predicted to rise to 410,000 square meters of raised floor space in the same time period. Despite this, London will still account for the majority of revenue as a result of higher pricing per square meter.
Colotraq’s value-add is significant: We know the business, markets, and facilities. We are completely neutral and autonomous because we don’t own, operate, or work for any data center providers. Yet, we work with all of the commercial data centers in the UK. This means that Colotraq’s clients get to choose the best of the best. The data center sourcing consultants we employ have comprehensive facility and market knowledge. They save you time and money by working directly with our data center providers, reviewing your requirements, and getting you competitive proposals.
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