Data centre leaderboard for July-December 2021 released by Cloudscene

Leading connectivity marketplace and market intelligence platform for buyers and sellers of network services, Cloudscene, has released the results of its H2, 2021 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard. Data centre operators across key regions: North America, EMEA, Asia, Oceania, and Latin America are ranked each half-year by their ecosystems of data centres, service providers, network fabrics, and cloud on-ramps.

In H2, 2021, Equinix retained its position as the number one provider in Asia, while China Telecom has increased a place and moved into second place.

In North America, Equinix, Digital Realty and CoreSite have retained their top three positions, and Verizon has improved two places, ranking now at number seven. 

In EMEA, Digital Realty, Equinix, and Lumen Technologies still hold the top three positions, respectively. While Digital Realty holds its position as the market leader for total data centre footprint, service provider, and network fabric ecosystems, Equinix is the market leader for total cloud-on ramps and ranks competitively for all other categories.

Notably, euNetworks has moved into the top ten for EMEA, having increased the number of fabrics across their locations in the region. 

The results in LATAM have solidified Equinix, Digital Realty, and Lumen Technologies in the top three places for the region, while TIVIT advanced four places into ninth position.

The results in Oceania have remained steady, Equinix, NEXTDC, and Vocus Communications have again taken first, second and third place, respectively. The results for this region have seen iSeek and Macquarie Data Centres switch places and reach ninth and tenth places within the rankings. Impressively, Oceania has experienced a 300 per cent increase in cloud on-ramps by one major provider since July 2020. 

Since the release of Cloudscene’s H1, 2021 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard, the colocation, cloud, and connectivity industry’s service footprint has expanded on a global scale with an additional 342 data centres, 116 service providers, 452 network fabrics and 52 cloud on-ramps, being deployed this half-year. The Asia region accounts for 17 per cent of data centres, 34 per cent of service providers and 9 per cent of network fabrics.

Oceania also has a market positioned within the top five globally for the total number of cloud on-ramps with major Cloud Service Providers investing in considerable cloud on-ramp growth across this region

Meanwhile, EMEA represents the largest percentage of data centre ecosystems, with a 40 per cent share. The region also boasts a 49 per cent share of network fabrics, making it the largest market across all regions, and has a strong position when it comes to cloud on-ramps.

North America maintains its position as the largest holder of cloud on-ramps in any region with a 36 per cent share across all markets. The region is also close behind EMEA with the second-highest percentage of data centres at 36 per cent.

“As the demand for network services continues to rise in the global digital market, so has the need for industry leaders to increase their footprint,” said Belle Lajoie, CEO, Cloudscene. “Enterprises of all sizes are becoming increasingly reliant on digital solutions and are expanding their search for data centre, network and cloud services to support their business objectives.

“The results of the H2, 2021 Leaderboard show that, while EMEA continues to be a strong player in the industry, the rapid growth in Asia and Oceania means that these regions are making competitive headway in the global market. Here at Cloudscene, we are making sure that we diligently track these developments to provide the most comprehensive and accurate data possible.”

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