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Data Centre rack space pricing has increased over the last 4 years by almost 10% and with some individual country Data Centre pricing rising by over 30% finds latest Data Centre Price Tracker

Published: Mon 31 October 2011

Tariff Consultancy Ltd (TCL) has now published the Data Centre Price Tracker subscription service every quarter since April 2007. The TCL Data Centre Price Tracker service provides a unique comparison of Data Centre rack space pricing across 14 European countries, 90 Data Centre Providers with over 200 price points; it highlights the changes in rentals over the period.

Published every 3 month period since April 2007 the  Data Centre Price Tracker has highlighted the following five main price trends:

  • The lowest Data Centre pricing – is in the Czech Republic, Germany and Italy. These countries are consistently the lowest in the 14 European countries surveyed.

 

  • The highest Data Centre pricing – is in Denmark, Switzerland and the UK. These countries are consistently the highest in the 14 European countries surveyed.  

 

  • Carrier Neutral Data Centres - Average pricing for Carrier Neutral Data Centre provider is at a premium to the Carrier Based Data Centre – which typically has limited power and lower pricing when compared with the specialist provider. 

 

  • The highest price increase - UK Data Centre pricing has seen the highest year on year price increase of 15 per cent - the highest increase of all the 14 countries – as of October 2011.

 

  • The highest price decrease - Czech Republic Data Centre pricing has seen a price decrease of 22 per cent  - the highest decrease of all the 14 countries – as of October 2011.

The TCL Data Centre Price Tracker shows that rack space rental pricing continues to be influenced by the market conditions in each country. Even those countries with relatively low average pricing have seen significant increases in monthly rack space rentals.

In Italy, for example, a range of local hosting and co location providers have lowered the market average of Data Centre pricing to around Euro 690 per month. However, according to the TCL Data Centre Price Tracker average Italian Data Centre pricing has risen by 32 per cent over the period.

In Germany, for example, the German Data Centre market also has relatively low average pricing – of around Euro708 per month as a result of a number of low cost Carrier Based Data Centre providers – the overall rise was 7 per cent  over the period.

From the TCL Data Centre Price Tracker average rack space pricing in general has risen over the period from April 2007 to October 2011 from Euro 804 per month to Euro 883 per month – representing an overall increase of 9.8% over the period.

 

Note to the Editor

About the TCL Data Centre Price Tracker subscription service – Published every quarter since April 2007 TCL provide a survey of Data Centre rack space pricing in 14 European countries (including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark,  France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & the UK).

The TCL Data Centre Price Tracker includes a breakdown of standard 19” rack space rental pricing (in Euro per month) with different price combinations for selected power and rack space rental combinations (including power and rack space bundles of 1 kW, 2 kW, 4 kW and 6 kW) for each of the 14 European countries.

Every quarter the TCL survey also provides an additional average Euro price per watt analysis for 5 key Data Centre countries based on average Data Centre facility pricing including France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain & the UK.

In each edition of the Data Centre Price Tracker TCL also provides examples of once off installation charges, cage space rentals and cross connect rentals and segments the Data Centre market by Carrier Based Data Centres (which are defined as being telecoms providers with limited alternative network provision) & Carrier Neutral Data Centre specialists (which are defined as being independent of a telecoms provider with a wide range of alternative network providers).  

TCL also provides a brief outline of the Pan European Data Centre company which includes pricing from selected Carrier Neutral Data Centre providers which have a presence in more than one country such as the UK, Germany, France & the Netherlands.

The cost of a single user licence subscription is GBP 995 per annum. Further information can be found on the TCL website at www.telecomspricing.com   

About TCL – TCL (Tariff Consultancy Ltd) is a specialist telecommunications international pricing research and consultancy company based in London. TCL provides a range of Price Tracker subscription services including Data Centre pricing, smartphone pricing, ADSL pricing and Mobile Broadband pricing. Further information can be found on the TCL website at www.telecomspricing.com