Many businesses today host their servers in outsourced colocation data centres. Instead of building on-prem and having to manage themselves, they are opting for an OPEX-based colocation model. These facilities have become the choice for businesses adopting the hybrid IT model.
In Europe, data protection is a major concern for businesses. This has changed how data are managed from both operational and technical perspectives. It is essential to look for colocation data centres with standards and certifications that are aligned with their business requirements.
The United Kingdom is one of the most mature data centre markets in the region. It currently has over 450 data centres across the country, out of which over 180 are located in London.
London Colocation Trends
London is a major colocation hub in Europe, being an important access point between US and the rest of Europe. Despite Brexit, London is still a popular choice for data centre operators and global businesses.
A report by Knight Frank and DC Byte predicts London as one of the four colocation hubs in Europe to achieve the “gigawatt market” status by 2023. Several analysts have noted that hyperscalers and cloud-based services are driving this aggressive growth across these cities.
- Amazon Web Services
- Microsoft Azure
- IBM Cloud
- Oracle Cloud
As well as remote peering at major internet exchanges such as:
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