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Cloudscene reveals H1 2020 data center leaders
Tue, 21st Jul 2020
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Cloudscene recently ranked what it believes are the world's strongest data center operators across the globe, in the H1 2020 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard.

The leaderboard ranks data center operators based on their data center ecosystems – including service providers, network fabrics, and cloud-on ramps.

The rankings are then displayed to show the major players from four regions: North America, EMEA, Asia, and Oceania.

Equinix took out the top spot in three of the regions (North America, Asia, and Oceania), while Digital Realty swooped in to take the top spot in EMEA after recently acquiring European carrier Interxion.

“We work hand-in-hand with service providers across the Cloudscene platform to provide deep insights into the state of the industry,” says Cloudscene CEO Belle Lajoie.

“This is one of the many ways in which we support the buyers and sellers of network services to bridge their information gap on local markets, access the most recent critical
data on global service providers and offerings, and ultimately, make stronger decisions for their procurement and business strategies.

Cloudscene sourced data from both data center operators and service providers, based on distinct categories which were each assigned a weight based on their relative importance for understanding data center ecosystems across the industry.

The categories include: Total data center footprint (20%) covering number of operated data centers per region, service provider ecosystem (30%), total network fabric presence (20%), and total cloud on-ramps (30%) within each operated data center in the region.

Says Lajoie, “We've updated our data analysis methodology to more accurately reflect what are considered to be the most valuable data points for providing a comprehensive representation of each region's data center landscape.

“This gives us a holistic view of market intelligence by region and considers the critical information that's sought after by the industry for today's current climate and beyond."

Cloudscene H1 2020 rankings:

North America

  1. Equinix
  2. Digital Realty
  3. CoreSite
  4. CenturyLink
  5. Cologix
  6. Verizon
  7. CyrusOne
  8. Cyxtera
  9. Flexential
  10. Zayo


  1. Digital Realty
  2. Equinix
  3. CenturyLink
  4. Colt Technology Services
  5. Orange Business Services
  6. KDDI
  7. Telia Carrier
  8. GTT Communications
  9. NTT Communications
  10. Global Switch


  1. Equinix
  2. NTT Communications
  3. SUNeVision
  4. Sify
  5. ST Telemedia Global Data Centers
  6. GPX Global Systems
  7. Global Switch
  8. AIMS Data Center
  9. Telkom Indonesia
  10. Digital Realty


  1. Equinix
  3. Vocus Communications
  4. Global Switch
  5. Telstra
  6. Spark
  7. AAPT
  8. Datacom
  9. Fujitsu Australia
  10. iseek