Well to developer your own data center, you should have big pocket. Following are the things that matter most:
- Electricity cost, you can lower this by using your own solar power but it will increase your initial investment.
- Weather, areas where weather is cool if recommended because it will save cooling cost, again if you are going for solar sunny place are recommended.
I would say Romania! The internet is really decent at an affordable price, not to mention the running costs would be lower than in the Netherlands or Germany for example, without skimping out on quality.
It depends on the NEEDS! not it's a nice place to build one policy!
if a DC need at ISLAND then be it. if it's CYBERSTATION in Iran then be it. or CyberNet in Pakistan where DMCA means nothing.. then be it!
Do you think you have to build a DC? then go for it. It doen't matter what facility available their. After your DC effects the business over there or yours - the facilities you can create.
Google has a hidden data center in Russia. - Technically you can't find it on internet or any maps because all operated by google. If you able to find that DC - you will see that DC is middle of a desert. Te Air is unbreathable and the air is too hot. So they starts farming their and like animal feeding and plantations and many things they did and currently it's the only green area into a desert. LOL! Electrified Fence are protecting the most. And this DC runs over 250V a day and half of RU traffic.
The main problem for DC companies is electricity price.
So, if you have good electricity price, a stable tax system, sun to user solar panels, and trained staff, you have good conditions.
I think countries from the south Europe are better because of climate conditions IMO.
It depends on how much you want to invest and how big you need one. For example, in Venezuela there are two new data centers, and electricity there is really cheap (because the money there is devaluating really fast and the having dollars there is like being rich).
Most of the posters have said Rumania and Netherlands, those two countries are great options and you don't have to worry about the copyright since they're part of the Europe Union.