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The Most Influential Data Center Operators in North America, EMEA, Oceania & Asia Announced in Cloudscene’s Q2 Leaderboard

13 July 2017


Cloudscene’s latest data center operator rankings see Equinix extend its lead from the top half of the leaderboard, whilst competition is rife amongst the medium-sized players.

BRISBANE, Australia, 13th July 2017 – Cloudscene, the world’s largest directory of colocation data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics, has revealed the top ten data center operators in North America, EMEA, Oceania and Asia for the second quarter of this year.

This quarter saw Equinix not only dominate all four leaderboards, but further extend its lead from the second ranked operator in every region.

Despite this, the strength of the top two market players was solidified this quarter as the overall scores for second in line – Digital Realty, Interxion, NextDC and SUNeVision – continued to grow.

Global Switch accompanied Equinix as the only other service provider to be ranked across more than two leaderboards, with third, fourth and fifth places in Oceania, Asia and EMEA respectively.

Selected from a pool of more than 5,300 service providers listed on Cloudscene, the results for Q2, 2017 provides industry insight into the operators with the most influence in the data center market:

Cloudscene - Top Data Center Operators - Q2jpg

Serial tech entrepreneur and Cloudscene’s founder, Bevan Slattery said: “We’ve taken independent industry data from the world’s largest database of colocation facilities and service providers, to provide a ranking of the data center operators with the most influence in their region.

“Whilst we expect the movement to be minimal in the top half of the leaderboard each quarter, what will be interesting to follow is the change in the second half rankings where you can see competition is rife. The scores are extremely tight and you can really get a feel for how fierce the market must be between the medium-sized players.”

Q2 changes also resulted in six new entrants, with Cyxtera, Netrality Properties, itconic, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, Macquarie Telecom and YourDC joining the leaderboard rankings.

The leaderboard rankings are based on data center market density (number of facilities) and connectivity (PoPs), with the figures obtained from Cloudscene’s independent global database.

The spread of connectivity for Q2, 2017 was centralized to North America and EMEA. Of the total 17,000+ PoPs managed by the ranked data center operators, 43.10% of the PoPs were in North America, 39.63% in EMEA, 9.15% in Oceania and 8.11% in Asia.

This quarter, Cloudscene has also released a Fast 50 list of global organizations making an impact on the data center sector. Based on growth, the Fast 50 companies are available via our latest blog post: Cloudscene Highlights the Fast 50 Tech Companies Based on Growth.

Detailed data and graphs for the Q2, 2017 Leaderboard below:


North America Ranking Data Center Operator Overall Score*
1 Equinix 2,565
2 Digital Realty 1,479
3 CoreSite 749
4 Zayo 614
5 Cologix 445
6 Cyxtera 400
7 Level 3 370
8 TierPoint 361
9 Netrality Properties 240
10 365 Data Centers 235

Graph available for download



EMEA Ranking Data Center Operator Overall Score*
1 Equinix 2,813
2 Interxion 1,561
3 Telehouse 742
4 Digital Realty 554
5 Global Switch 364
6 Level 3 281
7 itconic 181
8 Nikhef 134
9 Colt 115
10 Orange Business Services 112

Graph available for download


Oceania Ranking Data Center Operator Overall Score*
1 Equinix 522
2 NextDC 311
3 Global Switch 135
4 Vocus Communications 113
5 AAPT 96
6 PIPE Networks 51
7 iseek 49
8 Datacom 43
9 Macquarie Telecom 42
10 YourDC 41

Graph available for download



Asia Ranking Data Center Operator Overall Score*
1 Equinix 960
2 SUNeVision 236
3 NTT Communications 67
4 Global Switch 67
5 Netmagic Solutions 55
6 GPX Global Systems 49
7 AIMS Data Centre 49
8 ST Telemedia Global Data Centres 38
9 Cyxtera 36
10 CenterServ 27

Graph available for download

Data center operators can update their company data on Cloudscene to ensure the accuracy of their listings and improve their rankings for the next quarter’s leaderboard. Cut-off for Q3, 2017 is Friday, 29 September 2017.

Missed the Q1, 2017 Announcement? Get it here.

For further comment, images or quotes, please contact Renée Harper, Senior Marketing Manager, Cloudscene.

*Numbers are based on the combined score of number of data centers and number of service providers within those facilities as at 23rd June 2017. Numbers are subject to change. Cloudscene data is based on public information or information provided by the data center operators. Any data center operators that choose not to publish their facilities or service providers publicly are not able to be considered for current or future leaderboards.

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