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Growth of Asia Pacific Data Center Operators Causes Shift in Cloudscene’s Global Leaderboard for Q3, 2017


Cloudscene’s latest data center operator rankings indicate significant growth across the Asia Pacific region, with North America and EMEA remaining stable.

BRISBANE, Australia, 19thOctober 2017 - Cloudscene, the world's largest directory of colocation data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics, has revealed the top ten data center operators in North America, EMEA, Oceania and Asia for the third quarter of this year.This quarter’s results saw the majority of movement stem from the Oceania and Asia leaderboards, a reflection on the significant growth of the data center sector across the Asia Pacific region.Serial tech entrepreneur and Cloudscene’s founder, Bevan Slattery said: “It’s no secret that the Asia Pacific region is the fastest-growing data center market in the world right now.“Operators are in an aggressive race to meet market demand; global public cloud providers are all making their presence known in the region, and new opportunities supported by foreign and domestic investment are having a huge impact on the industry. I can’t see the Asia Pacific market slowing down anytime soon.”The Oceania and Asia Leaderboards have presented the most percentage growth from Q1 to Q3 2017, with the North America and EMEA regions remaining relatively stable, showing only moderate growth in connectivity and density scores.For three consecutive quarters, Equinix has dominated the leaderboard in all regions, and continues to extend its lead, recording an average of 8.3% growth from Q1 to Q3 2017.With rankings determined by data center density and connectivity, the top data center operators are selected from a pool of more than 5,500 service providers listed on Cloudscene. The results for Q3, 2017 are as follows:

Cloudscene Top Data Center Operators Q3 2017

Q3 Leaderboard changes also resulted in two new entrants as EdgeConneX and Telstra joined the leaderboard rankings for the first time.The spread of connectivity for Q3, 2017 was centralized to North America and EMEA. Of the total 17,000+ PoPs managed by the ranked data center operators, 42.43% were in North America, 39.28% in EMEA, 8.76% in Oceania and 9.53% in Asia.Based on data center market density (number of facilities) and connectivity (PoPs), the leaderboard scores are obtained from Cloudscene’s independent global database, and relate to the July to September 2017 period.This quarter, Cloudscene has also released a Fast 50 list of the most resilient data center operators worldwide. Based on Uptime Institute certifications for Design, Constructed Facility and Operational Sustainability, this quarter’s Fast 50 rankings are available via the announcement made on our blog.Detailed data and graphs for the Q3, 2017 Leaderboard below:NORTH AMERICA LEADERBOARDNorth America RankingData Center OperatorOverall Score*1Equinix2,6002Digital Realty1,4883CoreSite7614Zayo6245Cologix4456Cyxtera4017TierPoint3828 Level 33749Netrality Properties24210EdgeConneX218Graph available for downloadEMEA LEADERBOARDEMEA RankingData Center OperatorOverall Score*1Equinix2,8542Interxion1,6063Telehouse7544Digital Realty5575Global Switch3766Level 32817itconic1848Nikhef1379Orange Business Services11610Colt Technology Services115Graph available for downloadOCEANIA LEADERBOARDOceania RankingData Center OperatorOverall Score*1Equinix5462NextDC3363Vocus Communications1564Global Switch1405AAPT986iseek687YourDC638PIPE Networks519Macquarie Telecom5010Metronode47Graph available for downloadASIA LEADERBOARDAsia RankingData Center OperatorOverall Score*1Equinix9782SUNeVision2403 GPX Global Systems924 NTT Communications785 Global Switch676Netmagic Solutions557AIMS Data Centre508 Telstra499ST Telemedia Global Data Centres4810Cyxtera36Graph available for downloadData 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 Q4, 2017 is Friday, 29 December 2017.Missed the Q2, 2017 Announcement? Get it here.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 29th September 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 current or future leaderboards.

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