With a population of over 46.42 million, Spain is the #16 globally ranked country on Cloudscene based on data center density. A GDP of US $1.2 trillion, the country’s top service providers include Colt Technology Services, Cogent Communications and GTT. Spain has 79 internet users per 100 and the connectivity ecosystem is made up of 104 colocation data centers, 355 cloud service providers and 4 network fabrics.

Spain Overview

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Market Overview

Spain is a parliamentary monarchy located on the Iberian Peninsula, sharing borders with Portugal and France. Spain has a population of over 46.42 million and an internet literacy rate of 79% (36.67 million 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 Spain’s data centers, the digital economy includes 19.18 million fixed line telephone subscriptions and 50.92 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 104 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 355 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. ONO
  5. Atos

Top Service Providers

The top five cloud service providers in Spain are:

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

Energy Distribution

Spain is energized by 59.6% renewable or green sources, with the remaining provided by fossil/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 1.40 and 1.43. The average PUE for Spanish data centers is 1.42. Spanish colocation facilities provide over 74.00 MW of power and has a range of rack power options from 5.00 kW to 5.00 kW.

Natural Disasters

Spain is relatively safe from most threats of natural dangers with a low risk factor of 3.05% according to the World Risk Report. The most prominent dangers to data centers in Spain include floods, storms and earthquakes.

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: 104
  • Total number of cloud service providers: 355
  • Total number of network fabrics: 4
  • Latest Spanish data center added: Madrid
  • Latest Spanish data center service provider: Espaciorack
  • Number of certified colocation facilities in Spain: 13

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