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Data Centres Poland


Published: March 2017. 53 pages. 34 Tables and Charts. 24 Player Profiles






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.

Poland is rich in dark fibre, having been the beneficiary of tremendous EU investment over the past five years, and a ramp up in data centre space and connectivity. Although progress has been to an extent exceptional especially in the Katowice-Krakow corridor in the south of the country, and Warsaw-Frankfurt is one of the largest traffic routes, data centre development remains hampered by several principal challenges.

Most emanate from the government itself, in that as operators interviewed for the new BroadGroup report, Data Centres Poland stated, there is a lack of initiatives to promote data centres, both internally and internationally. Despite its size, the market is actually very fragmented with low adoption levels of cloud outsourcing by local enterprises.

Another critical factor is a concentration on outdated energy sources and an inadequate delivery network. With little medium term prospect for renewable energy, Poland’s otherwise competitive positioning will be impacted.

Yet new and important demand factors are present in the market, and there is a healthy level of investment in IT estate by overseas enterprises present in Poland.

The report covers 26 data centre operators in Poland, with Polcom, ATM S.A. and Beyond.pl among the largest players.

The BroadGroup report suggests that growth will be sustained, nevertheless expansion will be constrained will to an extent by the factors indicated.

The report assesses data centre players, power, connectivity, drivers, pricing, and provides an outlook and forecasts for m2 and MW through to end 2018..

1.Executive Summary

2.Poland advantages as an outsourcing destination

3. Local Demand
3.1 Local Data Centre third party outsourcing
3.2 Local Demand Factors

4. Energy
4.1 Polarized supply
4.2 Reliance on Coal Power
4.3 Renewable Energy
4.4. Future Plans
4.5 Future Energy and Data Centres
4.6 Energy Pricing

5. Data Centre Player Profiles
5.1 3S
5.2 Artnet
5.3 ATM S.A.
5.4 Asseco Data Systems
5.5 BCC
5.6 Beyond.pl
5.7 Comarch
5.8 Connected
5.9 Datahouse.pl
5.10 GTS Central Europe
5.11 Itelligence
5.12 Kylos
5.13 LIM
5.14 Linxtelecom
5.15 Nephax
5.16 PCPD
5.17 Polcom
5.18 Sinersio
5.19 S-Net
5.20 Talex
5.21 Equinix Poland
5.22 TeliaCarrier
5.23 TPNETS
5.24 Colocation Radom.pl (formerly WebDev)

6. Fibre Connectivity and data transit in Poland
6.1 Introduction
6.2 IXP traffic in Poland

7. Country Evaluation and SWOT Analysis
7.1 Overview
7.2 The importance of Kraków as a data centre location
7.3 Polish government encouragement of data centre build/tech parks
7.4 Global enterprises locating data centres and colocating in Poland
7.5 SWOT Analysis

8. Forecasts
8.1 M2 Capacity Growth
8.2 MW Growth

Fig 1. Data Centre Location Poland (Source: BroadGroup)

Fig 2. Energy sources Poland – Source: Poland Energy Report, Enerdata, 2015

Fig 3. Energy providers and installed capacity Poland - Source: Polish Energy Regulatory Office

Fig.4 Newly created and planned energy blocks – Source Źródło: Ministerstwo

Fig.5 3S Data Centres – Source BroadGroup

Fig.6 Artnet Fibre Optic Network (“Pioneer”) – Source Artnet

Fig.7 Artnet Data Centres – Source BroadGroup

Fig.8 ATM S.A. Network in Poland – Source: ATM S.A.

Fig.9 ATM S.A Data Centres – Source: BroadGroup

Fig.10 Asseco Data Centre Sites – Source: Asseco

Fig.11 Asseco Data Centres – Source BroadGroup

Fig.12 Beyond.pl Network in Poland – Source Beyond.pl

Fig.13 Beyond pl Data Centres – Source BroadGroup

Fig.14 Comarch Data Centres – Source BroadGroup

Fig.15 Connected Network Krakow – Source: Connected

Fig.16 Datahouse Data Centre – Source BroadGroup

Fig.17 GTS Network map – Source: GTS/Deutsche Telekom B2B

Fig.18 GTS Data Centres – Source BroadGroup

Fig.19 Linxtelecom Network and Data Centres – Source: Linxtelecom

Fig. 20 Linxdatacentres – Source BroadGroup

Fig.21 Nephax Data Centre – Source BroadGroup

Fig.22 PCPD Data Centre – Source BroadGroup

Fig.23 Polcom Data Centres – Source BroadGroup

Fig.24 Sinersio Data Centre – Source BroadGroup

Fig.25 S-Net Data Centres – Source BroadGroup

Fig.26 Talex Data Centre – Source BroadGroup

Fig.27 Equinix Data Centres – Source BroadGroup

Fig.28 Telia Carrier Network Poland – Source: Telia

Fig.29 THINX Annual Traffic Rate – Source: THINX

Fig.30 EPIX Traffic Rate 2016 – Source EPIX

Fig.31 TPIX Annual Traffic Rate – Source TPIX

Fig.32 PLIX Annual Traffic Rate – Source PLIX

Fig.33 M2 Gross Capacity Growth in Poland to end 2018 – Source: BroadGroup

Fig. 34 MW Growth in Poland to end 2018 – Source: BroadGroup

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