BRISBANE, Australia, 19th April 2017 - Cloudscene, the world's largest directory of colocation data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics, has launched a quarterly leaderboard that ranks the top ten data center operators in North America, EMEA, Oceania and Asia.The new leaderboard rankings have been introduced due to increasing demand for more transparency and independent data comparing major colocation service providers worldwide.Serial tech entrepreneur and Cloudscene’s founder, Bevan Slattery said: “We live in a fast-paced world where there is an expectation that information will be at your fingertips 24/7 and, until Cloudscene, this wasn’t the case when it came to finding a colocation data center.“Now, we’re responding to market demands for neutral and independent data that helps with weighing up data center operators across important colocation regions,” said Bevan.The top data center operators are selected from a pool of more than 4,900 service providers listed on Cloudscene. A combined score using density (number of facilities) and connectivity (number of PoPs) is used to determine the ranking.The results for Q1, 2017 are as follows:NORTH AMERICA LEADERBOARDNorth America RankingData Center OperatorOverall Score*1Equinix2,2762Digital Realty1,4493CoreSite7154Zayo4285CenturyLink3666Level 3 Communications3657TierPoint3608Verizon3419Cologix31510365 Data Centers228Graph available for downloadNotable mentions:
itself as a global data center leader, taking the top spot across all four leaderboards. Global Switch also performed strongly, securing a top five spot in three of the regions.In this quarter's leaderboard, the spread of connectivity was centralized to North America and EMEA. Of the 14,000+ PoPs managed by the data center operators, 41.6% of the PoPs were in North America, 40.4% in EMEA, 9.5% in Asia and 8.5% in Oceania.There were 33 companies that made the inaugural leaderboard, of which 55% were publicly listed companies. This number rose to 70% for North America and dropped to 40% for Asia.Download the infographic for further data analysisGlobal data center operators, Equinix, CoreSite, Global Switch, CenturyLink and Digital Realty were also ranked in the top five service providers with the most private and direct connections across all of their colocation facilities. Officially launching this month, Cloudscene will release exclusive cloud on-ramps data providing insight into the private and direct connections offered within colocation data centers around the world.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 Q2, 2017 is Friday, 23 June 2017.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 31st March 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 the Q1, 2017 Leaderboard.