Global leaders hold steady; New key players emerge; The world’s leading industry market intelligence platform ranks the top data center operators for connectivity and density.BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, 30 January, 2020 – Cloudscene, the world’s leading market intelligence platform and independent global marketplace, has today released the results of its H2, 2019 Leaderboard which ranks operators based on connectivity and density of data centers in North America, EMEA, Oceania, and Asia. Across the board, the top three operators remained strong, maintaining their positions within their respective regions. Equinix held its place as the global leader securing the top ranking in each market. Following closely behind was Digital Realty and Coresite in the North America rankings; while second and third position was taken by Interxion and Telehouse in EMEA, NEXTDC, and Vocus in Oceania, and SUNeVision and NTT in Asia.New players have emerged to join the Leaderboard, this half year. In EMEA, e-shelter debuted at number eight, dropping Nikhef one place to number nine. Flexential made its inaugural entrance at number ten in North America as well as CyrusOne at number seven, while Datacom found its way back into the Oceania rankings, since Q1 2018, at number six. “There is an increasing need for more transparent and independent data across the telecommunications industry. Cloudscene’s Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard gives the buyers and sellers of data center services a snapshot of the top colocation players across global markets,” said Belle Lajoie, Chief Executive Officer, Cloudscene.“We’re seeing constant growth, expansion, and acquisitions within the industry as both major global colocation providers and regional players extend their footprint to support the ongoing demand for complex network strategies and interconnection. We can expect to see this continue throughout the year,” said Lajoie. Data for the H2, 2019 Leaderboard is indicative of the period between July and December 2019 and has been collated based on data center density (total facilities in region) and connectivity (total service providers across all data centers in region) to determine an overall combined score for each region. Selected from a pool of 7,000+ service providers listed on Cloudscene, the H2, 2019 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard rankings are as follows:
NORTH AMERICA LEADERBOARDNorth America RankingData Center Operator1Equinix2Digital Realty3CoreSite4Cologix5CenturyLink6Zayo7CyrusOne8TierPoint 9Cyxtera 10 FlexentialEMEA LEADERBOARDEMEA RankingData Center Operator1Equinix2Interxion3Telehouse4Digital Realty5Teraco6Global Switch7CenturyLink8e-shelter9Nikhef10Colt Technology ServicesOCEANIA LEADERBOARDOceania RankingData Center Operator1Equinix2NEXTDC3Vocus Communications4Spark5Global Switch6Datacom7Macquarie Telecom8YourDC9Fujitsu Australia10iSeekASIA LEADERBOARDAsia RankingData Center Operator1Equinix2SUNeVision3 NTT Communications4Web Werks5 GPX Global Systems6ST Telemedia Global Data Centres7Global Switch8Digital Realty9AIMS Data Centre10TelstraIn the H2, 2019 Leaderboard, Asia experienced a moderate degree of movement among its rankings with Web Werks India, GPX Global Systems, ST Telemedia, Digital Realty, and AIMS Data Centre all ascending one spot since the H1, 2019 rankings. Global Switch moved down three spaces to number seven and Telstra dropped two spaces to number ten.Service providers in North America that have moved significantly in the rankings include Cyxtera descending five places to number nine and Cologix moving up three spaces to take the number four spot. Cloudscene will make the addition of South America to its next Leaderboard rankings scheduled to be released in July 2020. Data center operators across all regions are encouraged to update their data on Cloudscene before the 30 June 2020 cut-off in order to be considered for the H1, 2020 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard.
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