Frankfurt is a major European data hub, with more than 60 data centres covering 64 hectares.
One of the main reasons for this high concentration of data centres is the proximity of the main internet exchange hub in Frankfurt, which processes most European internet traffic.
However, the fast expansion of data hubs triggered a reaction of local authorities. In Frankfurt’s new urbanistic plan, they would like to restrict space for data centres.
This new plan triggered a reaction from the German Datacenter Association arguing that restricting the growth of data centres could endanger digitalisation processes in Germany, among other possible undesirable effects.
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