The fifth edition of the Nordic and Baltics data center report, provides extended coverage of infrastructure in 8 countries, data center activity, power, connectivity and forecasts to the end of 2020.
The fast-growing market for datacentres in the region are adapting to changes in demand, serve new customer segments and sustain investment through expansion of existing facilities as well as new developments.
New demand from international enterprises requiring HPC, bitcoin and blockchain using intensive computing applications, have sought facilities across the region to take advantage of reduced power costs and renewable energy resources.
At the same time the installed base of datacentres in the region is expanding. The report suggests that spend on colocation expansion over the next year alone will reach around Euros 800m. However Hyperscale investment – already substantial over the past few years - across 2020 is forecast conservatively to reach more than Euros 1 billion.
Benefiting from new cable systems, sustained expansion in colocation, new investment by hyperscales and market entry of new international user segments bringing new demand, will enable the region to compete effectively and drive growth across the next 12-14 months.