From Sunny Skies to Subsea: Why Barcelona is an Ideal Location for Cloud

May 19, 2023by Kevin Imboden, Vanessa Eixman

As the capital of the Catalonia region in Spain, Barcelona’s geo-strategic location along the Mediterranean Sea aligns the city as a unique gateway to the Middle East, Africa, and Southern Europe, as well as an attractive locale for world-leading companies, hyperscalers, and innovative service providers looking to expand operations globally. Barcelona’s booming metropolitan population of 5+ million, growing economy, and commitment to renewable energy make it a strategic destination. With a thriving tech scene and a pool of skilled workers, the city offers a robust support system for entrepreneurs, making it also ideal for start-ups.  

The Digital Agenda

Spain’s ambitious digital transformation roadmap, España Digital 2026, aids Barcelona’s growth, and is designed to leverage innovative technologies and achieve more substantial and sustained economic growth. España Digital 2026 includes: 

  • New investments in the country’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 
  • Digitalization of businesses 
  • An emphasis on heightened cybersecurity 
  • The adoption of AI 

With all of that digital support country-wide, what else does forward-leaning Barcelona have to offer?   

Barcelona is also home to several subsea cables, which provide high-speed, low-latency connectivity and are an added draw for CloudContentNetworks, IT providers, and telecoms. As the graphic below notes, Barcelona offers access to three new subsea cable systems, connecting the city to 61 global locations. 

 Check out the infographic below to learn more: 

Barcelona data center

The EdgeConneX Barcelona data center offers a carrier-neutral network connectivity platform that delivers high-quality, low latency, and international connectivity to accelerate content delivery, cloud access and communications services to the region: 

  • Availability for 8.4 MW N+1 initial design 
  • Located next to super grid substation  
  • Carrier-neutral  
  • Subsea Hub with direct links to the AFR-IX Cable Landing Station 
  • Extensive fiber, power density and peering options 

To learn more, download the EdgeConneX Barcelona data sheet HERE

Learn more about EdgeConneX’ interconnection to the AFR-IX Barcelona Cable Landing Station (CLS) HERE. 

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