1. Price per rack rises 8.5 per cent in European colo space

    Price per rack rises 8.5 per cent in European colo space
    The latest Data Centre Price Tracker survey of 14 European countries reveals that average per rack pricing rose by 8.5% during 2008. Countries that saw the highest per Rack price rises in 2008 include Portugal (30%), Denmark (24%) and France (17%). In all countries data center operators are raising prices as newly furbished space is introduced to the market and are introducing new types of Rack product which reflect the costs of providing enhanced power which increases the average price per rack. "Although there is an economic downturn taking place, there is no immediate sign of a slowdown in demand for data center space," commented Margrit Sessions, Managing Director of Tariff Consultancy Ltd which conducted the research. The main price determinant for a data center operator is now the cost of power rather than the actual physical space cost. There remains a large difference in average rack prices per ...
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