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Data Centre Colocation Activity Hits Record High In Europe

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Amsterdam passes the 50MW mark and Paris shows seven-fold increase from 2015 total

A record amount of data centre colocation activity was recorded across Europe in 2016, with 155MW of take-up throughout Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris.

This number doubles the previous record for annual take-up, according to global real estate adviser CBRE, with the four major European data centre markets seeing unprecedented activity as companies continue to ride the cloud wave.

Amsterdam became the first market ever to pass the 50 Megawatt MW mark for colocation take-up in a single year with 54MW, followed by London 49MW and Frankfurt 34MW who both recorded more activity than any individual market had before 2016.

The largest year-on-year increase came in Paris, with the market beating the 2.5MW recorded in 2015 to hit the 17.6MW mark in 2016

The record level of take-up in 2016 was totally unprecedented, said Andrew Jay, executive director for Data Centre Solutions at CBRE.

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