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Cloudscene Highlights the Fast 50 Tech Companies Based on Growth

13 July 2017

Each quarter, Cloudscene dives into its independent industry database of colocation facilities and cloud service providers, to provide a ranking of the top ten data center operators across North America, EMEA, Oceania and Asia (see Q2, 2017 Leaderboard results).

Identifying the important influence these data center operators have in their respective markets, Cloudscene has taken a look at the growth within the industry over the last 12 months to identify the tech companies that are the leaders and drivers of change within the data center sector.

This quarter’s Fast 50 list therefore consists of global organizations believed to be making an important impact on the data center market based on the following growth criteria:

  • New Data Center Facilities – Live, Under Construction & Planned
  • Data Center Expansions – Live, Under Construction & Planned
  • Data Center Acquisitions
  • Company Acquisitions
  • New PoPs
  • New Cloud On-Ramps/Direct Connections to the Cloud

Using a weighted formula for each of the above, Cloudscene’s Fast 50 Growth Companies for 2017 are:

Ranking Company Name
1 Cyxtera
2 Equinix
3 Digital Realty
4 Amazon
6 TeliaSonera
8 CyrusOne
9 Microsoft
10 Google
11 H5 Data Centers
12 DataBank
13 Zayo
14 Switch
15 Carter Validus
16 TierPoint
17 GTT
18 Fastly
19 Avelacom
20 OVH
21 Tencent
22 Apple
23 NL-IX
24 Oracle
25 ST Telemedia Global Data Centres
26 Tencent Cloud
27 NTT
28 BSO
29 Zenlayer
30 Ascent
31 NextDC
32 QTS Realty Trust
33 Involta
34 McAllen Data Center
35 SAP
36 Liquid Telecom
37 4D
38 BT
39 AirTrunk
40 Zenium
42 Outscale
43 Xactly
44 Atlassian
45 Green House Data
46 DP Facilities
47 Salesforce
48 Aligned
49 LinkedIn
50 HostDime


Each quarter, Cloudscene will reveal its Fast 50 companies for a new category. The next Fast 50 announcement will be October 2017. Until then, find out who made the cut for the Q2, 2017 Data Center Operator Leaderboard.

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