Luxembourg boasts some of the most modern data centre infrastructure in Europe, with low latency connections to all of the major European Internet hubs. 23 data centres are in operation, totalling a net floor space of 46,761m², giving this small country one of the highest data centre densities in the world.
Ultra low latency hub
Luxembourg has direct links in place to all the Internet exchanges (AMS-DC, LINX, DE-CIX), as well at data centres such as Equinix, Telecity, EU networks, Interxion.
Two-thirds of Luxembourg’s data centre floor space meets the highest Tier IV specifications and it has become a leader in the Tier IV segment.
Luxembourg leads all OECD countries in terms of the number of communication access paths, with 217 per 100 inhabitants. These include analogue, ISDN lines, DSL cable modem, fibre and mobile subscribers.
Luxembourg data centres
|Nr||Data centre name||Net floor space m2||Net floor space ft2||Design Documents||Constructed Facility - Faul|
|1||BCE (Broadcasting Center Europe) Junglinster||200||2,153|
|2||BCE (Broadcasting Center Europe) Kirchberg||1,000||10,764|
|4||CEGECOM - Artelis||200||2,153|
|6||EBRC Resilience Centre City 1||500||5,382|
|7||EBRC Resilience Centre City 2||1,000||10,764|
|8||EBRC Resilience Centre West||5,000||53,820|
|9||EBRC Resilience Centre South||5,000||53,820|
|10||EBRC European Reliance Centre East||5,000||53,820|
|11||EDH (European Data Hub)||5,511||59,320|
|12||LAB DataVault PSF||2,100||22,604|
|13||LuxConnect DC 1.1
colocated: Arianesoft, CEGECOM-Artelis, Conostix, Data4 Luxembourg, IBM, Netline, Orange Business Services, Simac PSF, Systemat, TLPO, Téléphonie, Telindus Telecom
|14||LuxConnect DC 1.2
colocated: Datacenter Luxembourg, Data4 Luxembourg, Solido, Systemat, TPLO
|15||LuxConnect DC 1.3||5,500||59,202|
|16||LuxConnect DC 2
colocated: Agil-IT, CEGECOM-Artelis, Conostix, Datacenter Luxembourg, IBM, Rcarré, Root, Systemat, TLPO, Telindus
colocated: Datacenter Luxembourg
colocated: TLPO DC3 freeport
|Net floor space Luxembourg 2015||46,761||503,335||8||8||8||3|
|Certified by Uptime Institute||2||7||3|
Luxembourg’s infrastructure strength is helping it lead next-generation developments in cloud computing which is providing transparent, on-demand infrastructure, applications and services from remote servers on a pay-per-use basis. It is becoming an increasingly pervasive technology choice as organisations seek to reduce cost and operational benefits regarding the development and maintenance of infrastructure.
Electricity prices are often the most important factor in the total operational costs. Luxembourg has invested heavily the last couple of years in order to maximise the energy efficiency of its data centres.
In combination with the EU’s reliable electricity grid and low energy prices, this has proved to be a key success factor for the sustained growth of Luxembourg’s data centres.
Data centre service providers
On the governance side, Luxembourg data centres invested heavily in their setup and are now being recognised for best practises, certified procedures, and security aspects.