Top 10 data centre operators in North America, EMEA, Oceania and Asia in Q1 2017
41.6% of the world’s PoPs were in North America, 40.4% in EMEA, 9.5% in Asia and 8.5% in Oceania. Operators battled for the top places in each region.
The data centre industry has grown to be one of the most prosperous in today’s economy across most regions worldwide.
Such has led to an increase in recent years around the number of operators in each region and consequently increased competition between providers.
That competition has now been exposed by Cloudscene’s first ever quarterly leader board that ranks the top ten data centre operators in North America, EMEA, Oceania and Asia.
There were 33 companies that made the inaugural leader board, of which 55% were publicly listed companies. This number rose to 70% for North America and dropped to 40% for Asia.
Straight at the top in Q1 2017 is Equinix which ranks number one across all regions. Runner ups include Digital Realty in North America, Interxion in EMEA, NextDC in Oceania and SUNeVision (iAdvantage) in Asia.
Other providers that ranked well overall include Level 3 Communications and Global Switch which have both ranked in two separate regions.
CenturyLink, whose acquisition of Level 3 Communications has recently received the go ahead from its shareholders, also features in the ranking alongside Colt Technologies Services, Zayo, Metronode, Tata Communications, PCCW, Orange Business Services, and others.
Cloudscene has also unveiled that in this quarter’s leader board, the spread of connectivity was centralised to North America and EMEA.
Of the 14,000+ PoPs managed by the data centre operators, 41.6% of the PoPs were in North America, 40.4% in EMEA, 9.5% in Asia and 8.5% in Oceania.
Cloudscene said the leader board was launched following “increasing demand for more transparency and independent data comparing major colocation service providers worldwide”.
The results for Q1, 2017, are as follows:
NORTH AMERICA LEADERBOARD
|North America Ranking||Data Center Operator||Overall Score*|
|6||Level 3 Communications||365|
|10||365 Data Centers||228|
- Top Data Center in North America: CoreSite’s LA1
- Top Data Center Ecosystem in North America: Los Angeles
- Top Network Fabric in North America: Megaport
|EMEA Ranking||Data Center Operator||Overall Score*|
|6||Level 3 Communications||265|
|8||Colt Technology Services||114|
|9||Orange Business Services||108|
- Top Data Center in EMEA: Equinix’s FR5
- Top Data Center Ecosystem in EMEA: London
- Top Network Fabric in EMEA: NL-ix
|Oceania Ranking||Data Center Operator||Overall Score*|
|10||Data Centre Limited||39|
- Top Data Center in Oceania: Equinix’s SY3
- Top Data Center Ecosystem in Oceania: Sydney
- Top Network Fabric in Oceania: Megaport
|Asia Ranking||Data Center Operator||Overall Score*|
|6||GPX Global Systems||48|
|8||AIMS Data Centre||29|
- Top Data Center in Asia: Equinix’s SG1
- Top Data Center Ecosystem in Asia: Singapore
- Top Network Fabric in Asia: Megaport
Global picture for Q1 2017: