Data centre market in Poland 2017 Market analysis and development forecasts for 2017-2022

Data centre market in Poland 2017

Market analysis and development forecasts for 2017-2022

The report analyses the data centre market in Poland, mainly based on the results of a direct audit conducted in more than 20 leading data centres in Poland. Apart from the central part containing detailed profiles of 30 largest commercial data centre providers, the report includes an overview of the key market trends and the types of services offered by providers. The report shows the scale of investment made by the service providers in the period 2006-2016, as well as their plans for modernisation of existing data centres and construction of new facilities in the years 2017-2022. The price levels and changes in this area for 2012-2016 are analysed, together with a demand for services and the portfolio of customers using data centre services in Poland. The report presents market development forecasts in the short (1-2 years), medium (3-4 years) and long term (5-6 years). A separate chapter of the report is devoted to the simulations of changes in energy prices for industrial customers in Poland (the major cost factor for operating data centres) depending on the assumed macroeconomic factors and regulatory issues.


Also available for purchase is a PowerPoint executive summary of the report with charts, graphs and tables – ready-to-use presentation material for strategy meetings; and an Excel file containing key data from the report, allowing you to sort and manage the data according to your needs – a useful tool particularly for analysts.



What is the content of the report?


This in-depth report clarifies the situation on the Polish data centre market and highlights prospects for development of the sector by providing:


  • Comprehensive analysis of the activity of providers of commercial data centres and trends, events and market changes
  • Detailed profiles of approximately 30 major data centre service suppliers operating in Poland, including among others detailed data and technical parameters of the facilities, PUE indicators, redundancy levels of individual infrastructure elements and air conditioning
  • Information about the leading services – collocation, hosting, cloud, business continuity and disaster recovery – available to businesses on the Polish data centre market
  • Analysis of data centres operators active in Poland, including company strengths and weaknesses and development plans for the coming years
  • The assessment of investments in technology parks
  • Details on the technical capabilities and available usable space (gross and net) of leading Polish data centres
  • Price levels offered by commercial data centres for specific services such as collocation (both prices per rack and prices of smaller installations starting from 1U), and hosting for virtual and dedicated servers
  • The portfolio of Polish data centre customers, with breakdowns according to industries, companies and institutions using commercial data centres in Poland
  • Development forecasts for the data centre market in Poland for the period 2017-2022, and the assessment of demand by industry and a size of company
  • Details on recent investments in new facilities and plans for modernisation of existing data centres in the coming years
  • Forecasts for changing energy costs in 2017-2022
  • Overview of the key trends, global and regional forecasts, which are an indicator and reference point for comparing the Polish market with other markets.



Who benefits from the analysis? 


This report is essential to the operations of…


  • Managers and specialists from marketing, sales and business development departments from the companies operating data centres
  • IT directors and technical departments as well as top management of companies considering usage of commercial data centre services in Poland
  • Data processing service providers currently active on the Polish market
  • Representatives of technology parks
  • Data centre operators considering entering the Polish market
  • Suppliers of software and tools used to set up and maintain virtual and cloud environments
  • Suppliers of infrastructure and solutions used in data centres, including  in particular power systems, UPS units, air conditioning systems, servers
  • Telecoms and networking equipment providers
  • Distributors of ICT products and services
  • Major real estate agencies
  • Business consultants, analysts and research professionals
  • Global financial institutions operating in Poland.


When gathering information and confirming the data for the report, and in order to better understand the situation on the data centre market in Poland, we visited a total of more than 20 leading data centres in the country, located in Katowice, Krakow (and Skawina near Krakow), Lodz, Poznan, Torun, Warsaw and Wroclaw. The following data centres were among the facilities visited by us: 3S, Atman,, Comarch, Data Techno Park, Euro-Centrum, Exea, GTS, HP Polska, IBM Polska, Inea, Linxdatacenter, Netia, Onet, Orange Polska, Polcom, T-Mobile Polska, Talex, Equinix Telecity, Thinx Poland, Wasko (COIG). We had an opportunity to conduct face-to-face, on-site interviews with technical and marketing directors, as well as the management of companies offering data centre services. In addition, we had conversations with other providers present on the Polish data centre market, including BCC, CK ZETO, Hector, MNI Telecom, Sprint, Technopark Pomerania. We also visited a dozen smaller server rooms and we contacted several dozens of other companies providing space for co-location and hosting in Poland.

Owing to the visits and meetings, we have achieved an objective picture of the market and the actual condition of the infrastructure in data centres in Poland. We also learnt about the development plans of the operators in the coming years.  



Why to buy the report? 


  • The report was prepared mainly through face-to-face meetings and personal visits of PMR researchers at more than 20 largest commercial data centres in Poland located in Katowice, Krakow, Lodz, Poznan, Torun, Warsaw and Wroclaw
  • This is absolutely unique methodology of collecting data with regards to the data centre market in Poland, which allows to compare and assess the market in an adequate way
  • The greatest advantage is the fact that we had an opportunity to see how these facilities operate, what equipment they actually have, what services are provided by the data centres and who their customers are
  • The most up to date, verified and methodologically consistent data on the data centre market in Poland, resulting from on-site interviews and face-to-face meetings with among others technical directors of the largest data centres mentioned above

Apart from the market development forecasts, the report includes the simulations of changes in energy prices for industrial customers in Poland, using a mathematical model that takes into account the impact of macroeconomic factors and regulatory issues.



Market commentary by expert

"Our forecasts of the Polish data centre market are coming true. An increase in the net area for sale, as well as the value of the market seem to grow at the expected level. The interest in the Polish market from both investors and intermediaries result from a steady increase in the area allocated for co-location, references obtained by the providers, and a growth in the number of agreements between Polish data centre operators and large customers, including foreign companies. We believe that the growth in demand for data centre services will be connected with an increase in the amount of processed data and the extension of the providers’ offer in the area of cloud computing and as a service model using data centre services. A search for high standards in the area of ICT security and comprehensive services in this area, as well as more advanced managed services or ICT outsourcing will positively affect the data centre market. Disaster recovery services are still an important segment of the market.

The majority of operators already have such services in their offer, providing both disaster recovery data centres and office space. In our view, this trend will be even more visible in the market, especially that a growing demand for such services is reported by large institutions.  Additionally, in the long term the perspective for the entire data centre market is favourable. The international benchmarks indicate an increasing migration to the commercial data centres in the area of co-location, hosting and cloud services. In Poland, this trend is also visible, although the scale of changes is still at a much lower level."

Paweł Olszynka, Head IT&Telecoms Analyst, PMR

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