Tuesday, April 25, 2017


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*
1 Equinix 2,276
2 Digital Realty 1,449
3 CoreSite 715
4 Zayo 428
5 CenturyLink 366
6 Level 3 Communications 365
7 TierPoint 360
8 Verizon 341
9 Cologix 315
10 365 Data Centers 228

Notable mentions:

  • 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 LEADERBOARD

EMEA Ranking Data Center Operator Overall Score*
1 Equinix 2,663
2 Interxion 1,471
3 Telehouse 604
4 Digital Realty 546
5 Global Switch 316
6 Level 3 Communications 265
7 Nikhef 124
8 Colt Technology Services 114
9 Orange Business Services 108
10 NXData 107

Notable mentions:

  • Top Data Center in EMEA: Equinix’s FR5
  • Top Data Center Ecosystem in EMEA: London
  • Top Network Fabric in EMEA: NL-ix

 

OCEANIA LEADERBOARD

Oceania Ranking Data Center Operator Overall Score*
1 Equinix 508
2 NextDC 304
3 Vocus Communications 103
4 AAPT 98
5 Global Switch 96
6 PIPE Networks 51
7 Datacom 42
8 Metronode 40
9 iseek 40
10 Data Centre Limited 39

Notable mentions:

  • Top Data Center in Oceania: Equinix’s SY3
  • Top Data Center Ecosystem in Oceania: Sydney
  • Top Network Fabric in Oceania: Megaport

 

ASIA LEADERBOARD

Asia Ranking Data Center Operator Overall Score*
1 Equinix 937
2  SUNeVision (iAdvantage) 231
3 NTT Communications 66
4 Global Switch 61
5 Netmagic Solutions 54
6 GPX Global Systems 48
7 Tata Communications 36
8 AIMS Data Centre 29
9 PCCW 26
10 CenterServ 24

 

Notable mentions:

  • 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: