Research and Markets Announces Release of 'Premium Data Centre 2012 - Pricing, Business Model and Services'

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The Premium Data Centre is a relatively new type of Data Centre facility. Over the past five years, Data Centre operators have been upgrading their facilities to take into account the requirement for high density applications.

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The main characteristics of the Premium Data Centre is the use of redundant components with separation and fail safe back up of key elements. The Premium Data Centre provides redundancy of components with either a N+1 (main feed plus one) or a 2N (one feed plus one feed) back up configuration.

The report examines the growth in Premium Data Centres in 15 key European country markets with emphasis on pricing and future trends. (Countries Covered: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK)

Key Issues

The Premium Data Centre is defined in the TCL report as being a Data Centre facility capable of offering customer power per rack of 20 kW. The Premium Data Centre is being built to cater for a range of high density IT applications based on the blade server and to provide a more efficient housing and collocation for HFT (High Frequency Trading), and other hosting and cloud computing applications for both Carrier Neutral and Carrier Based Data Centres (as telecoms providers develop new facilities for cloud computing).

The Premium Data Centre is the fastest growing part of the Data Centre segment – in 2012 it accounts for 28% of overall Data Centre stock and is forecast by TCL to increase to 40% by the end of 2017, with France, Germany & the Netherlands having the most Premium Data Centre stock in the survey.

The cost of building a new Premium Data Centre is increasing and is currently an average of 5,600 Euro per square metre, with costs rising over time in part to cater for Green IT and additional resilience. A number of new business models are identified for the Premium Data Centre including cloud computing, modular, network-centric, campus and new build Data Centres.

The new Premium Data Centre report provides an analysis of raised floor space, standard rack space pricing and pricing per square metre across the 15 European country markets.

The building of dedicated third party Data Centres which are able to provide high amounts of power per rack as standard is a relatively new phenomenon - Traditionally Data Centres were built to offer standard power per square metre of 1 kW.

For each country market TCL also provides the key Premium Data Centre players and business models that are available and comments on the main market trends and drivers taking place across all 15 European country markets.

Geographical Coverage

82 premium data centres located in the countries namely Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & the UK.

For more information please visit

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): 353-1-481-1716

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