The Community of Madrid remains firm in its commitment to consolidate its position as the technological hub of Southern Europe. One of the cornerstones of this commitment is the construction of a robust data centre infrastructure that ensures the connectivity of companies and users to the technological and digital universe. To this end, the Community has redoubled its efforts with various public initiatives that offer incentives, spaces and land to attract data centre companies to the region.
One of the latest initiatives in this regard has been the creation of the Office for the Promotion of Data Processing, a public entity made up of the Directorate Generals involved in the digitisation of the region: DG Digital Policy, DG Territorial Rebalancing, DG Economy, DG Land and DG Decarbonisation and Energy Transition. Invest In Madrid, as a foundation attached to the Regional Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment, is part of this office, whose mission is to promote the location of Data Centres in the region.
To address the challenges facing the connectivity and digitalisation of the region, Invest In Madrid convened an informative breakfast attended by different public and private agents involved in the matter. Thus, representatives of the Office for the Promotion of Data Processing received Spain DC (the Spanish Association of Data Centres) together with some of the main representatives of the sector such as Sales for You Consulting (S4U), Global Switch or DATA4.
Meeting of public and private organisations related to data centres at the Invest In Madrid headquarters.
This breakfast is part of a long-term initiative that seeks to create a framework for dialogue between public institutions and private enterprise so that the initiatives offered by the Administration meet the needs of companies, improve the operation of the centres already installed and favour the attraction of new ones.
The Madrid region is a reference centre for connected digital infrastructure in the Iberian Peninsula. Its growing network of data centres and the abundant presence of telecommunications networks facilitate the deployment and connection of cloud services demanded by companies and public bodies. With 545 MW IT confirmed in the pipeline, the region will experience an annual increase well above that of the main European markets, which represents a huge opportunity to attract and retain new digital technology-based companies.