Frankfurt am Main is a significant location for data centers for several reasons:
Internet Hub: Frankfurt is home to DE-CIX, the world’s largest internet exchange point. Proximity to this hub reduces latency, i.e., the time delay in data transmission, which is very attractive for data centers.
Economic Hub: Frankfurt is a major financial center that hosts the European Central Bank, various national and international banks, and the German Stock Exchange. These institutions have driven the digital transformation of the city.
Geographical Location: Frankfurt is located in the middle of Germany, and the geographical center of the EU is only about 40 kilometers east of the banking district. This ensures a fast data connection for many people.
Data Protection Regulations: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data protection considerations contribute to building capacities in Germany and not in other countries.
Growing Demand: There is a rapidly growing demand for computing power, leading to a boom in the data center business. With about 60 data centers, Frankfurt has the largest location for the sector in continental Europe.
However, it should be noted that the rapid growth of data centers in Frankfurt also brings challenges, especially in terms of energy consumption and space requirements. As a result, the city of Frankfurt has taken measures to control and manage the growth of data centers.
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