back to article There's gold in them thar hills! Rackspace latest firm to join Frankfurt data centre rush

Rackspace has chosen Germany as home for its first data centre in mainland Europe. The managed cloud provider, which is to become an AWS and Microsoft Azure support partner, will jointly build and open a centre in Frankfurt next year. Rackspace is the latest to set up shop in Frankfurt, Germany's centre for finance and fifth …

  1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Brexit or no Brexit why don't we have this sort of business coming our way? I wonder if Mrs May might have something to do with it.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re:Why isn't this coming to the uk?

    Why don't we get this sort of business coming to the UK? Maybe because Rackspace have had multiple London data centres for 10+ years with the most recent opening in 2013?

    A better question is why has it taken so long to expand into the EU - my guess is the likely locations are well served already and with Azure/AWS expansion making life hard for traditional data centre/hosting companies, the investment is hard to justify.

  3. Jon B

    Re: Re:Why isn't this coming to the uk?

    The Frankfurt data centre is probably direct Post Brexit investment as they'd likely need a mainland Europe base to comply with data protection laws etc.

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