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When searching for colocation data centers in Germany, the following German terms might be good to know. A data center is called rechenzentrum and multiple data centers are called rechenzentren, and apart from that they might also be refered to as serverraum or datacentrum. With regards to services, dedicated server is called dedizierter server (or in some cases dServer or root server), a virtual server is called a virtuelle server (and often just refered to as vServer or VPS, Virtual Private Server) and last but not least colocation is often referred to as server housing, server hosting, co-location or höheneinheiten for hosting of individual servers. Cloud servers, IP transit and managed hosting do not have specific German words and are generally sold under the same terms as in English.
Germany is one of Europe's largest countries, both in terms of size and population, but also in terms of the amount of colocation data centers. Together with United Kingdom, The Netherlands and France, Germany is among the four leading co-location markets. Despite Berlin being the capital of the country, the largest population of data centers is around the city Frankfurt am Main, which is where the majority of the traffic in Germany is routed through (as well as traffic from a lot of other countries, as it is one of Europe's nerve centers in terms of bandwidth exchange). Most traffic is exchanged at Germany's leading internet exchange point, the DE-CIX, but several other internet exchange points exists as well.
Germany is 357.021 square kilometers large and has a total population of about 82,5 million people.
Germany facts from the CIA World Factbook:
Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark
general assessment: Germany has one of the world's most technologically advanced telecommunications systems as a result of intensive capital expenditures since reunification, the formerly backward system of the eastern part of the country, dating back to World War II, has been modernized and integrated with that of the western part
domestic: Germany is served by an extensive system of automatic telephone exchanges connected by modern networks of fiber-optic cable, coaxial cable, microwave radio relay, and a domestic satellite system cellular telephone service is widely available, expanding rapidly, and includes roaming service to many foreign countries
international: country code - 49 Germany's international service is excellent worldwide, consisting of extensive land and undersea cable facilities as well as earth stations in the Inmarsat, Intelsat, Eutelsat, and Intersputnik satellite systems (2001)
Internet hosts: 22.606 million (2008)
Internet users: 42.5 million (2007)