Aboutthe EUDCA

The European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) represents the interests of the European commercial data centre operator community, both politically and commercially.

Established in 2011, the association is registered under Belgian Royal Charter and is run by its members, for its members.

Membership is open to all commercial data centre operators with a presence in Europe as well as vendors, consultants and other interested parties. We maintain a strict member base ratio of 70 operators to 30 vendors / manufacturers  in order to ensure that our policies and initiatives are always operator focused. Whether you are a large pan-European operator, or a smaller in-country provider, the EUDCA offers a multitude of opportunities to expand your customer base or to become involved in political decision making.

Following a change of Leadership in late 2016, we updated our strategic direction in order to keep pace with the dynamic nature of the industry and better serve the interests of our members. This change has seen the association grow from strength to strength in terms of member numbers, geographical reach, and influence

IncreaseSales Reach

All EUDCA members benefit from increased global visibility and lead-generation by utilising  our global marketing platform.

Increased competition from both within and outside Europe, price pressure and changes in business models, all mean that data centre operators face challenges in customer acquisition and retention. For many of our members, gaining greater awareness and increasing geographical reach through traditional channels is prohibitively expensive. Through working collaboratively, the EUDCA offers all members, whatever their size, the opportunity to distribute content, publicise events, reach new markets and ultimately attract new business.

The EUDCA works tirelessly on behalf of its members to ensure a level playing field in terms of exposure at a national and global level . From our presence at key industry  events in Europe, Asia and the USA , to our global distribution of a comprehensive member directory and our ability to facilitate global content distribution, all members can be confident that they are reaching a far larger audience than would be possible on their own.  In the first half of this year alone, the EUDCA has arranged significant member visibility at key events in Singapore, Monaco, Shanghai, London and Frankfurt,  a US event will be announced shortly.

Be involved inPolicy

National and European policy regarding energy consumption, privacy, data sovereignty and internet infrastructure can have a significant impact on the colocation operator community.

Changes in policy have a considerable impact on the European data centre operator community. The EUDCA is working with NTA’s, national governments and the European Commission to ensure we have full visibility into any potential legislation likely to impact on the data centre industry, and in particular our own members.

The EUDCA policy committee is run by member representatives, ensuring that any action taken by the association is in the best interests of our community and not aimed to benefit any one individual organisation. Several member companies have committed substantial funds to a ‘policy account’ and this gives us the resource to undertake research and lobbying activities aimed at ensuring a level playing field for all operators, regardless of size and geographical reach.

Current initiatives include: (a) Research into current regimes regarding energy taxation and their impact on operator competitiveness (b) Discussions about industry standards and their suitability for purpose (c) Liaising with the European Commission to ensure fair representation at talks regarding relevant legislation.

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  • Technical Paper on EU MCP Directive Released

    31st October 2017
    The EUDCA has reviewed Directive (EU) 2015/2193 on Medium Combustion Plants and the impact of the directive on data centres. The Technical Committee of the European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) has undertaken a detailed review of the European Directive 2015/2193 on Medium Combustion Plants and has issued two papers on the impact the directive will […]
  • EUDCA AGM to be held at DataCloud Europe

    2nd May 2017
    The Annual General Meeting of the European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) will be held at the prestigious DataCloud Europe event in Monaco. The DataCloud Europe conference and expo is one of the most highly valued industry events in the calendar and the majority of industry leaders attend the event. The AGM will be held at […]
  • EUDCA featured in Data Economy

    17th April 2017
    The European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) was recently featured in the respected industry online daily publication, Data Economy. The article, written by João Marques Lima, the article focuses on the increasing amount of legislation that impacts the industry and on the need for an association such as the EUDCA. Also included in the article is […]