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Growth of Asia Pacific Data Center Operators Causes Shift in Cloudscene’s Global Leaderboard for Q3, 2017

19 October 2017
Top Data Center Operators in Q3, 2017


Cloudscene’s latest data center operator rankings indicate significant growth across the Asia Pacific region, with North America and EMEA remaining stable.

, Australia, 19th October 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 third quarter of this year.

This quarter’s results saw the majority of movement stem from the Oceania and Asia leaderboards, a reflection on the significant growth of the data center sector across the Asia Pacific region.

Serial tech entrepreneur and Cloudscene’s founder, Bevan Slattery said: “It’s no secret that the Asia Pacific region is the fastest-growing data center market in the world right now.

“Operators are in an aggressive race to meet market demand; global public cloud providers are all making their presence known in the region, and new opportunities supported by foreign and domestic investment are having a huge impact on the industry. I can’t see the Asia Pacific market slowing down anytime soon.”

The Oceania and Asia Leaderboards have presented the most percentage growth from Q1 to Q3 2017, with the North America and EMEA regions remaining relatively stable, showing only moderate growth in connectivity and density scores.

For three consecutive quarters, Equinix has dominated the leaderboard in all regions, and continues to extend its lead, recording an average of 8.3% growth from Q1 to Q3 2017.

With rankings determined by data center density and connectivity, the top data center operators are selected from a pool of more than 5,500 service providers listed on Cloudscene. The results for Q3, 2017 are as follows:

Cloudscene Top Data Center Operators Q3 2017

Q3 Leaderboard changes also resulted in two new entrants as EdgeConneX and Telstra joined the leaderboard rankings for the first time.

The spread of connectivity for Q3, 2017 was centralized to North America and EMEA. Of the total 17,000+ PoPs managed by the ranked data center operators, 42.43% were in North America, 39.28% in EMEA, 8.76% in Oceania and 9.53% in Asia.

Based on data center market density (number of facilities) and connectivity (PoPs), the leaderboard scores are obtained from Cloudscene’s independent global database, and relate to the July to September 2017 period.

This quarter, Cloudscene has also released a Fast 50 list of the most resilient data center operators worldwide. Based on Uptime Institute certifications for Design, Constructed Facility and Operational Sustainability, this quarter’s Fast 50 rankings are available via the announcement made on our blog.

Detailed data and graphs for the Q3, 2017 Leaderboard below:


North America Ranking Data Center Operator Overall Score*
1 Equinix 2,600
2 Digital Realty 1,488
3 CoreSite 761
4 Zayo 624
5 Cologix 445
6 Cyxtera 401
7 TierPoint 382
8  Level 3 374
9 Netrality Properties 242
10 EdgeConneX 218

Graph available for download


EMEA Ranking Data Center Operator Overall Score*
1 Equinix 2,854
2 Interxion 1,606
3 Telehouse 754
4 Digital Realty 557
5 Global Switch 376
6 Level 3 281
7 itconic 184
8 Nikhef 137
9 Orange Business Services 116
10 Colt Technology Services 115

Graph available for download


Oceania Ranking Data Center Operator Overall Score*
1 Equinix 546
2 NextDC 336
3 Vocus Communications 156
4 Global Switch 140
5 AAPT 98
6 iseek 68
7 YourDC 63
8 PIPE Networks 51
9 Macquarie Telecom 50
10 Metronode 47

Graph available for download


Asia Ranking Data Center Operator Overall Score*
1 Equinix 978
2 SUNeVision 240
3   GPX Global Systems 92
4  NTT Communications 78
5  Global Switch 67
6 Netmagic Solutions 55
7 AIMS Data Centre 50
8  Telstra 49
9 ST Telemedia Global Data Centres 48
10 Cyxtera 36

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 Q4, 2017 is Friday, 29 December 2017.

Missed the Q2, 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 29th September 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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