Spain
Spain
With a population of over 50 million, Spain is the #14 globally-ranked country on Cloudscene based on data center density. The country has a GDP of US $1.31 trillion, and its top service providers include Colt Technology Services, Cogent Communications and GTT Communications. Spain has 80 internet users per 100 citizens, while its connectivity ecosystem is made up of 107 colocation data centers, 336 cloud service providers and 6 network fabrics.
121
Data Centers
382
Service Providers
15
Network Fabrics

Market Overview

Spain is a parliamentary monarchy located on the Iberian Peninsula, sharing borders with Portugal and France. Spain has a population of over 50 million people, and an internet literacy rate of 80.6% (39.12 million internet users).

Data Center & Telecommunications Economy

The total GDP of Spain is over US $1.2 trillion and with a contribution of 3.6% from the digital economy, Spain’s data center industry is thriving. Besides its data centers, Spain’s digital economy includes over 19.48 million fixed line telephone subscriptions and over 51.46 million mobile telephone subscriptions.

Data Center Markets

Spain contains several data center clusters throughout the country, providing plenty of colocation opportunities. The primary colocation data center markets in Spain are:

The majority of Spain’s submarine cables can be found in the south, connecting Europe to Africa. There are 121 Spanish data centers, of which the majority are located in and around Madrid and Barcelona. Large carrier neutral Spanish data centers feature rich ecosystems and state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring maximum uptime and connectivity to over 729 service providers.

Spanish Rankings

Cloudscene compares and ranks data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics in a given market by a range of different qualities including ecosystem size and network size.

Richest Data Center Ecosystems

The top five colocation facilities in Spain are:

  1. MAD 1
  2. BA1
  3. MD2
  4. Global Switch Madrid
  5. MD1

Top Data Center Operators

The top five data center operators in Spain are:

  1. Colt Technology Services
  2. Equinix
  3. Telefonica
  4. Interxion
  5. IBM

Top Service Providers

The top five cloud service providers in Spain are:

  1. Colt Technology Services
  2. Cogent Communications
  3. GTT Communications
  4. Telefonica
  5. euNetworks

Energy Distribution

Spain has good coverage of its energy sector, which is an important attribute for any data center market. The nation is energized by 46% renewable or green sources, with the remaining provided by fossil or nuclear fuels. This gives Spanish colocation facilities significant opportunities to take advantage of green energy. In addition to green energy, data center consumers enjoy a range of PUE scores between 1.20 and 1.43, with the average PUE for Spanish data centers sitting at 1.36. Spain's colocation facilities provide over 70.90 MW of power and has a range of rack power options from 5.00 kW to 5.00 kW.

Service Providers

Spain’s communications industry is regulated by CNMC (Comision Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia). Major players in the carrier space include:

  • Movistar
  • Vodafone
  • Orange
  • Yoigo

While the top three service providers are:

There are numerous smaller providers as well.

Cloudscene Spanish Facts

  • Total number of Spanish data centers: 121
  • Total number of cloud service providers: 729
  • Total number of network fabrics: 15
  • Latest Spanish data center added: AspaCloud DataCenter
  • Latest Spanish data center service provider: AspaCloud DataCenter
  • Number of certified colocation facilities in Spain: 18