Product Updates

Cloudscene Product Update: On-Ramps, Leaderboard, Trending & Search

In addition to a range of new features introduced over the last two months, we recently freshened up our look and simplified some areas of the site to get you to the information you need, faster.Here, we summarize the key updates to Cloudscene that you can’t afford to miss:

Cloud On-Ramp: Direct Connections to AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM & MoreIn response to the growing uptake of hybrid cloud strategies, global data center operators are rapidly forming partnerships with major cloud providers to provide private, direct connections to the cloud.With the launch of Cloudscene’s on-ramps feature this month, users now have access to exclusive data on the location of over 180 cloud on-ramps connecting to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Softlayer, Oracle Cloud, VMWare, Rackspace and Alibaba Cloud.The on-ramps data available on Cloudscene also reveals which data center operators are providing access to on-ramps. Currently, there are 35 data center operators spanning twenty countries who are providing direct connections to the cloud.The market share of the major cloud providers showed some interesting differentiation cross-region for North America, Europe and Asia Pacific as we revealed in a recent blog post. Globally, AWS accounts for 32% with a total of 59 direct connections, Google Cloud holds a 21% share and is followed by IBM SoftLayer and Microsoft Azure both with 16% respectively.Search for direct connections on Cloudscene Quarterly Data Center Operator Leaderboard LaunchedInterested in knowing who is leading the pack in your region? We recently revealed the Q2, 2017 Leaderboard which ranks the top ten data center operators across North America, EMEA, Oceania and Asia.A ranking determined by both density (number of data centers) and connectivity (number of PoPs), the quarterly leaderboard honorees are selected from a pool of over 5,000 service providers.The cut-off for the next leaderboard is 23 June, 2017 (more info) however, users can continue to check rankings by country in real time via cloudscene.com/top10Take a Look at Who’s Trending DailyWith the release of Cloudscene’s new Trending feature, users are now able to identify which service providers and data centers are currently in the spotlight with our users.Updated daily, the trending profiles are based on a weighted scoring formula that considers both page views and recent updates to profile data.We combined the trending results for the last month and can reveal the top twenty service provider profiles based on the above mentioned user activity:Top TrendingService Provider1Equinix2Amazon Web Services3Zayo4Colt Technology Services5Level 3 Communications6Bahnhof7SIAG8Verizon9The Bunker10Global Switch11Iron Mountain12Interxion13AT&T14Facebook15Rackspace16CenturyLink17365 Data Centers18NL-IX19Cogent Communications20Digital RealtyWho’s trending today? Check out cloudscene.com/trendingAdvanced Search: From Exact Search to Elastic SearchWe recently upgraded our search functionality to help users get to the results they need, faster.Previously exact search, users can now use free text and Boolean search to find data centers, service providers, network fabrics and markets.The new elastic search functionality provides:

  • Advanced relevance ranking
  • Field weighting for optimal results
  • Advanced multi-searching, search data centers by service provider, country and certifications eg. "Level 3 in United States"
  • Real time results as you type
  • Typo tolerance
  • Intelligent cloud cluster scalable searching

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