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

October 19, 2017

BRISBANEAustralia – 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:



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: