Facts & Figures

There are over 50,000 data centres in Germany, of which around 3,000 have a space covering more than 100m2.
Energy requirements of servers and data centres in Germany 2016: 12.4 TWh/a. This corresponds to a share of 2.3% of the total German energy consumption.

In 2021, 93% of Germans will be online.

Approximately 130,000 people are employed full-time in data centres. In addition, there are more than 80,000 contingent jobs.

At 12.58 ct/kWh, data centres in Germany pay among the highest electricity prices worldwide.

By 2021, there is likely to be 760 million connected devices.

German data centres are among the most energy-efficient in the world.


In Germany, mobile data traffic is expected to have increased sixfold by 2021.


Investments in data centre infrastructure increased by 10% in 2016 to just under one billion Euro.