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Announced: H1, 2019 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard

27 August 2019
Cloudscene H1 2019 Leaderboard

Cloudscene’s Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard ranks the top operators based on both the connectivity and density of data centers across North America, EMEA, Oceania and Asia.


The results are in for H1, 2019. Who made the cut?

For the seventh consecutive leaderboard, Equinix has retained the first-place position across all four regions, with the company maintaining its strongest lead in the Asia and EMEA regions.

There has been a significant improvement in the rankings of some data center operators, with Cyxtera moving up to fourth place in North America, CenturyLink entering the top ten in EMEA for the first time and Spark New Zealand also making an inaugural entrance into the top ten rankings, joining the Oceania leaderboard in fourth position.

Several companies have re-entered the list after dropping off in 2018, including Orange Business Services in EMEA, Verizon in North America, and Telstra in Oceania. 

“Cloudscene’s Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard has once again provided a data-driven snapshot of the top players in the global data center industry. This is one of the many ways we provide deeper insight and comparisons using industry-sourced information from our platform,” said Cloudscene CEO, Belle Lajoie.  

Cloudscene has collated data based on the January to June 2019 period regarding the data center density (total facilities in the region) and connectivity (total service providers across all data centers in the region) to determine an overall combined score for each region.

Selected from a pool of 6,500+ service providers listed on Cloudscene, the H1, 2019 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard rankings are as follows:

Cloudscene H1 2019 Leaderboard Table

“Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen a surge in search traffic for colocation and cloud on-ramps globally. We’re committed to providing our industry with a single source of truth to connect buyers and sellers in one independent platform,” added Lajoie.

The next Leaderboard will be published in January 2020. Data center operators are encouraged to review their company data, in particular the connectivity of their operated data centers before the 31st of December 2019 cut-off date.

For more information on all the top data centers and top service providers in a given market, visit our Rankings page. Alternatively, use the links below to find out more about the H1, 2019 data center leaders in North America, EMEA, Oceania and Asia:


North America Ranking Data Center Operator
1 Equinix
2 Digital Realty
3 CoreSite
4 Cyxtera
5 Zayo
6 CenturyLink
7 Cologix
8 Verizon
 9  TierPoint
 10  Netrality Data Centers



EMEA Ranking Data Center Operator
1 Equinix
2 Interxion
3 Telehouse
4 Digital Realty
5 Teraco
6 Global Switch
7 CenturyLink
8 Nikhef
9 Orange Business Services
10 Colt Technology Services



Oceania Ranking Data Center Operator
1 Equinix
2 NextDC
3 Vocus Communications
4 Spark NZ
5 Global Switch
6 Macquarie Telecom
7 YourDC
8 Fujitsu Australia
9 iseek
10 Telstra



Asia Ranking Data Center Operator
1 Equinix
2 SUNeVision
3  NTT Communications
4  Global Switch
5 Web Werks
6   GPX Global Systems
7 ST Telemedia Global Data Centres
8  Telstra
9 Digital Realty
10 AIMS Data Centre


For further comment, images or quotes, please contact Renée Harper, VP – Marketing & Engagement, Cloudscene.

NB. Rankings are based on the combined score incorporating the number of data centers and number of service providers within those facilities at the time of the close of data for the given leaderboard period. 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 or are unable to publish their facilities/connectivity data publicly and are therefore not reflected on Cloudscene’s leaderboard.

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