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  • Datacenter Nordics III is the third annual report from BroadGroup and covers 8 countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Baltic States of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia who collectively own 260 third party data center facilities.With its abundance of renewable energy, and in most cases a competitive energy tax, and land availability the region is set to be targeted for further hyperscale development by US players and with Asian firms the Nordics can potentially harness new infrastructure investments.
  • Ireland has a distinctive data centre market, characterised by a mix of third party data centres targeting burgeoning enterprise demand and massive investment by webscales, more so than any other country in Europe.
  • Indonesia is often mentioned as a promising market for data centers. Its population size, economic growth rates and enormous mobile penetration reflect the scale of opportunity.As the third largest by data center capacity among south-east Asia’s four principal economies, and having both strong international cable connectivity and an active Internet Exchange with more than 700 members, the country offers potential, development space and an attractive local economy to overseas investors and enterprises.
  • Read latest press release: New, timely data covering the four Tier 1 cities in Europe - Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London/M25, and Paris Colocation Market Quarterly (“CMQ”) will provide metrics covering key performance indicators including supply, demand, pricing, market share for key players, key changes over the quarter and other commentary.
  • First assessment of the Polish data centre market, discussing players, power, connectivity,  drivers, pricing,  outlook and forecasts.Third party data centres in Poland now approach almost 80k m2 in total capacity which compares favourably with elsewhere and already exceeds the capacity in Finland.
  • Growth of the data centre sector in France is forecast as moderate over the next three years, according to new research by BroadGroup, with cities outside Paris the focus of new growth plans.In the new report, Data Centres France, forecasts are made for an increase in m2 capacity of around 20% over the next three years, with a higher demand expected for available power over the period.
  • Read the new report that will reveal how the data centre revolution in Europe is being shaped by cloud, colocation and hosting, which vertical sectors are most important. All forecasts to 2020 
  • The latest survey of Dark Fiber in Europe reveals a much expanded market with an increase of 45% in capacity available since 2015, more M&A activity in this asset class, and wide variation in services and availability across the 25 countries surveyed in the report.
  • Datacenter Nordics II is the second annual report from BroadGroup covering 6 markets in the region: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Estonia.This new research report from BroadGroup suggests that the Nordic markets are positioning as a giant European Data Hub based on the abundance of green power available supported by low energy taxation, increased connectivity and a stable economic environment.
  • With extensive cable connectivity and geographically proximate to US and Latin American markets, Mexico already offers a dynamic and mature bandwidth wholesale market. The market briefing reviews player profiles and  key factors governing data center  growth and opportunity with forecasts for m2 space and power to 2018.
  • The report analyses activity and growth in third party space and power in Luxembourg and surveys data center providers who collectively hold slightly more than 2% of the EU-18 market.Nevertheless, the landlocked country has successfully positioned itself as a high specification stronghold – with several Tier IV facilities – for data intensive enterprises demanding high levels of security and reliability.
  • Africa is an emerging data center market with contrasting differences are also becoming evident between more digitally advanced countries, and all others on the continent. Originally cast as a mobile story, there are signs that the transition to digitalising economies is encouraging the development of carrier neutral facilities but the journey will be challenging given the relatively low base from which demand in most countries is starting.In this new report, covering 16 country markets, research has identified 74 players with 91 data centers.
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  • This new report reveals the Nordic Region is set for growth with new demand, build and market entrants. Local and international investment, across the region will be significant as lower power costs, abundant resources of green energy, connectivity, taxation incentives, and natural cooling efficiencies present a formidable array of benefits for users. The report includes forecasts for space and power through to 2017. 
  • Read the new report that will reveal how the data centre revolution in Europe is being shaped by cloud, colocation and hosting, which vertical sectors are most important, and with forecasts to 2019. Following 5 bi-annual reports from BroadGroup that provided the most detailed analysis of data centre evolution in Europe – read the new analysis that takes us to the Data Centre Revolution. Discover markets across 18 Western European countries
  • The report researches Dark Fibre in 24 European markets and covers 89 operators and provides a completely updated review (the previous report was published in 2008).With a buoyant competitive market operating across the countries covered, the report reveals provisioning dark fibre has now become a commercially acceptable alternative to other types of bandwidth for the mobile backhaul sector.
  • In this update of the 2012 report, data centre markets across 18 Western European countries, key suppliers and industry issues have been analysed. As well as comprehensive analyses of the 17 countries profiled in previous reports, Iceland is now also included. The report analyses in detail the profiles of 10 pan-European players with detailed metrics and SWOT analyses. Sectors such as telcos and triple play providers are also assessed. Other key data centre operators and investors in the region are also analyzed, including Microsoft, Google and Amazon.
  • This is the first edition of BroadGroup’s Data Centres Central & Eastern Europe report and includes detailed analysis of four CEE markets - Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Given the relative immaturity of the data centre market in this region and the hegemony of players, the report’s primary comparisons are of the relative merits of the market on a country basis.
  • More than 30 local governments in China have released high-profile cloud computing plans and put forward preferential land, tax, and other financial support policies. In some cases it has to be questionable whether these projects will ever be realised. The plan for Chongqing however, worked out over the past three years, stands out. Not only because it has already devised and implemented a cloud datacenter strategy, but it has moved swiftly forward with plans that could present China with a radically different business model for the first time.
  • In this new assessment of Brazil, the sixth largest economy in the world, the report highlights changes impacting the country market for data centers - segmented as Hosting/Colocation, Carrier-Owned, IT Outsourcing/Systems Integrators and Enterprise Data Centers - market trends and drivers, price movements, energy pricing, a review of current players and their facilities, identifies potential growth opportunities and projects forecasts over the next three years.
  • This new report – the 4th edition – evaluates 83 vendors with 187 data centers across the 4 South East Asian markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. The number of facilities detailed in the report, will increase across the forecast period to 2015, with m2 capacity growth of approximately 40%.
  • In this new report by BroadGroup, China Cloud investment and datacenter developments are identified for the first time. Based on a research programme completed over 8 months, adopting a highly qualitative research methodology with more than 100 face to face interviews and 450 pages of transcripts, and retaining original Chinese character translations for many of the important names, locations, and projects, this report provides the first original and comprehensive assessment to date of China’s Cloud strategy and datacenter deployment.
  • Summary This new market update is invaluable reading for anyone wishing to acquire a rapid but succinct understanding of the current data centre and cloud market in Germany. Reviewing important developments the update highlights all the latest key factors, market drivers, and competitor moves. It includes current thinking about the evolving Cloud debate in Germany, and provides revised market forecasts by segment and space through to 2016. Report Synopsis
  • The quality and availability of the datacentre stands or falls with the quality and availability of the power supply to the datacentre. Summarizing the dilemma for datacentres, this new report, the first to assess the relationship between the power markets and pricing with datacentres in Europe finds a market with no equal distribution of price and where electricity prices have increased by an average of 5.1% during the period 2008 - 2011.
  • In this new update of the 2010 report, data centre markets across 17 Western European countries, key suppliers and industry issues have been analysed. The report believes that Europe is now in its third stage of evolution with data centres targeting vertical segments such as cloud, media, and other financials presenting a more challenging marketing proposition. This comes at a time when cloud services represent a bigger share of revenues, supply constraints begin to take root, energy availability assumes increasing concern and data centre service and space prices begin to rise.