In this article, Tim Anker of the Colocation Exchange provides an overview of the UK Wholesale data centre market.
Last week’s 4.3MW deal by CWW with Infinity was a rare large scale leasehold deal for the only part of the UK data centre market that has been struggling over the past few years.Yet despite the widely acknowledged challenges facing the wholesale data centre sector the appetite to invest and build would appear to remain undiminished with a fairly impressive list of new entrants and indeed over 100MVA of schemes can be easily identified (with more surely to be announced). This has a bearing on the colocation sector, the part of the market where Colo-X operates, as we are seeing some seepage of wholesale capacity when it is repackaged as colocation via various resellers, as shown for example by one of the outstanding deals we had available in 2011, a 5kW cabinet for £1000 per month. 2012 would appear therefore to offer great opportunities for the reseller community and indeed this sector should represent an extremely competitive source of colocation for customers with general (rather than specific) colocation needs.
Source: Colo- X