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Cloudscene's data center leaderboard: Who made the cut?

02 Sep 2019

Cloudscene recently named the top leaders on its biannual data center ecosystem leaderboard late last month, with Equinix taking out the top spot in all four of the leaderboard’s markets.

Equinix was ranked first in North America, EMEA, Oceania and Asia, beating out more than 6500 other service providers listed on Cloudscene’s directory. This is the seventh consecutive time Equinix has taken out the top spot.

Thee have also been several other reshuffles in the rankings: CenturyLink entered the EMEA top 10 scoreboard for the first time, and Spark New Zealand also made its inaugural entrance into the Oceania top 10 rankings at number four.

“Cloudscene’s Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard has once again provided a data-driven snapshot of the top players in the global data center industry. This is one of the many ways we provide deeper insight and comparisons using industry-sourced information from our platform,” says Cloudscene CEO Belle Lajoie.  

To determine rankings, Cloudscene collated data based on the January to June 2019 period regarding the data center density (total facilities in the region) and connectivity (total service providers across all data centers in the region) to determine an overall combined score for each region.

“Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen a surge in search traffic for colocation and cloud on-ramps globally. We’re committed to providing our industry with a single source of truth to connect buyers and sellers in one independent platform,” adds Lajoie.

The next Leaderboard will be published in January 2020. Data center operators are encouraged to review their company data, in particular the connectivity of their operated data centers before the 31st of December 2019 cut-off date.

The top 10 leaderboards for Asia, Oceania, North America, and EMEA are as follows:


  1. Equinix
  2. SUNeVision
  3. NTT Communications
  4. Global Switch
  5. Web Werks
  6. GPX Global Systems
  7. ST Telemedia Global Data Centres
  8. Telstra
  9. Digital Realty
  10. AIMS Data Centre


  1. Equinix
  2. NextDC
  3. Vocus Communications
  4. Spark NZ
  5. Global Switch
  6. Macquarie Telecom
  7. YourDC
  8. Fujitsu Australia
  9. iseek
  10. Telstra


  1. Equinix
  2. Digital Realty
  3. CoreSite
  4. Cyxtera
  5. Zayo
  6. CenturyLink
  7. Cologix
  8. Verizon
  9. TierPoint
  10. Netrality Data Centers


  1. Equinix
  2. Interxion
  3. Telehouse
  4. Digital Realty
  5. Teraco
  6. Global Switch
  7. CenturyLink
  8. Nikhef
  9. Orange Business Services
  10. Colt Technology Services

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