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Cloudscene Releases Q1, 2018 Data Center Operator Leaderboard - Major Industry Players Extend Their Lead


BRISBANE, Australia, 17 May 2018 - Cloudscene, the world's largest industry resource and marketplace of colocation data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics, has released its data center operator leaderboard rankings for Q1, 2018.

Cloudscene’s quarterly leaderboard highlights the top carrier-neutral data center operators for North America, EMEA, Oceania and Asia.

The first leaderboard for 2018 resulted in significant movement in the rankings, particularly between the operators in both Oceania and Asia.

Equinix’s recent acquisition of prominent Australian data center operator, Metronode saw Equinix increase its already significant lead in Oceania by 22%, attributed to the ten colocation facilities consumed as part of the $1b deal.

Equinix’s advancement in the Q1, 2018 Leaderboard didn’t stop at Oceania, the global colocation company grew by 4% in North America, 3% in EMEA and 2% in Asia due to an increase in connectivity.

Digital Realty experienced some notable growth in the North America region, stretching its lead from nearest leaderboard rival, CoreSite by 11% due largely to the late 2017 acquisition of DuPont Fabros.

Level 3 Communications and Colt Technology Services both jumped two places in the North America and EMEA regions respectively.

Serial tech entrepreneur and Cloudscene’s founder, Bevan Slattery said: “The pace of 2018 was never going to be slow. The foundation for growth in the global data center industry is the rapid movement of enterprises to the cloud. Coupled with record-breaking mergers and acquisitions year-on-year, this is an industry experiencing exponential change.

“Cloudscene’s Leaderboard has therefore become an important tool for the industry to assess the ranking and movement of the major industry players, taking into important consideration carrier neutrality, an area that’s critical to the success and longevity of this industry.”

Cloudscene’s quarterly leaderboard is determined based on a combined score of data center density (total facilities in the region) and connectivity (total service providers across all data centers in the region).

Selected from a pool of more than 6,000 service providers listed on Cloudscene, the Q1, 2018 data center operator leaderboard rankings are as follows:

Q1 2018 Data Center Operator Leaderboard

Q1, 2018 Top Data Center Operators in North America (Graph)RANKINGNORTH AMERICA LEADERBOARD1EquinixView Equinix Profile2Digital RealtyView Digital Realty Profile3CoreSiteView CoreSite Profile4ZayoView Zayo Profile5Level 3 CommunicationsView Level 3 Profile6CologixView Cologix Profile7CyxteraView Cyxtera Profile8TierPointView TierPoint Profile9Netrality PropertiesView Netrality Profile10QTS Realty TrustView QTS ProfileInterested in an ecosystem snapshot of for this region? Check out all the data centers in North America via Cloudscene.Q1, 2018 Top Data Center Operators in EMEA (Graph)RANKINGEMEA LEADERBOARD1EquinixView Equinix Profile2InterxionView Interxion Profile3Telehouse View Telehouse Profile4Digital RealtyView Digital Realty Profile5Global SwitchView Global Switch Profile6Level 3 CommunicationsView Level 3 Profile7itconicView itconic Profile8Colt Technology ServicesView Colt Profile9NikhefView Nikhef Profile10Orange Business ServicesView Orange ProfileInterested in an ecosystem snapshot of for this region? Check out all the data centers in Europe via Cloudscene.Q1, 2018 Top Data Center Operators in Oceania (Graph)RANKINGOCEANIA LEADERBOARD1EquinixView Equinix Profile2NEXTDCView NEXTDC Profile3Vocus CommunicationsView Vocus Profile4Global SwitchView Global Switch Profile5YourDCView YourDC Profile6Macquarie TelecomView Macquarie Profile7iseekView iseek Profile8InteractiveView Interactive Profile9DatacomView Datacom Profile10Data Centre LimitedView Data Centre Ltd ProfileInterested in an ecosystem snapshot of for this region? Check out all the data centers in the Asia Pacific via Cloudscene.Q1, 2018 Top Data Center Operators in Asia (Graph)RANKINGASIA LEADERBOARD1EquinixView Equinix Profile2Global SwitchView Global Switch Profile3NTT CommunicationsView NTT Profile4GPX Global SystemsView GPX Profile5ST Telemedia Global Data CentresView ST Telemedia GDC Profile6Netmagic SolutionsView Netmagic Profile7AIMSView AIMS Profile8Digital RealtyView Digital Realty Profile9TelstraView Telstra Profile10OneAsia NetworkView OneAsia ProfileInterested in an ecosystem snapshot of for this region? Check out all the data centers in the Asia Pacific via Cloudscene.Data center operators are encouraged to update their company data on Cloudscene to ensure the accuracy of their listings and rankings in time for next quarter’s leaderboard. Cut-off for Q2, 2018 is 30 June 2018.Cloudscene encourages members of the industry to email if any of the data center operators in our quarterly leaderboard are not operating carrier-neutral facilities.For further comment, images or quotes, please contact Renée Harper, Senior Marketing Manager, Cloudscene.NB. Numbers are based on the combined score of number of data centers and number of service providers within those facilities at the time of the close of data for the given quarter. Cloudscene data is based on public information or information provided by the data center operators. Any data center operators that choose not to or are unable to publish their facilities/connectivity data publicly are therefore not reflected on Cloudscene’s leaderboard.

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