BRISBANE, Australia, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloudscene, the world's largest directory of colocation data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics, has launched a quarterly leaderboard that ranks the top ten data center operators in North America, EMEA, Oceania and Asia.
The new leaderboard rankings have been introduced due to increasing demand for more transparency and independent data comparing major colocation service providers worldwide.
Serial tech entrepreneur and Cloudscene's founder, Bevan Slattery said: "We live in a fast-paced world where there is an expectation that information will be at your fingertips 24/7 and, until Cloudscene, this wasn't the case when it came to finding a colocation data center.
"Now, we're responding to market demands for neutral and independent data that helps with weighing up data center operators across important colocation regions," said Bevan.
The top data center operators are selected from a pool of more than 4,900 service providers listed on Cloudscene. A combined score using density (number of facilities) and connectivity (number of PoPs) is used to determine the ranking.
The results for Q1, 2017 are as follows:
North America EMEA
1. Equinix 1. Equinix
2. Digital Realty 2. Interxion
3. CoreSite 3. Telehouse
4. Zayo 4. Digital Realty
5. CenturyLink 5. Global Switch
6. Level 3 Communications 6. Level 3 Communications
7. TierPoint 7. Nikhef
8. Verizon 8. Colt Technology Services
9. Cologix 9. Orange Business Services
10. 365 Data Centers 10. NXData
1. Equinix 1. Equinix
2. NextDC 2. SUNeVision (iAdvantage)
3. Vocus Communications 3. NTT Communications
4. AAPT 4. Global Switch
5. Global Switch 5. Netmagic Solutions
6. PIPE Networks 6. GPX Global Systems
7. Datacom 7. Tata Communications
8. Metronode 8. AIMS Data Centre
9. iseek 9. PCCW
10. Data Centre Limited 10. CenterServ
Equinix has proven itself as a global data center leader, taking the top spot across all four leaderboards. Global Switch also performed strongly, securing a top five spot in three of the regions.
In this quarter's leaderboard, the spread of connectivity was centralized to North America and EMEA. Of the 14,000+ PoPs managed by the data center operators, 41.6% of the PoPs were in North America, 40.4% in EMEA, 9.5% in Asia and 8.5% in Oceania.
There were 33 companies that made the inaugural leaderboard, of which 55% were publicly listed companies. This number rose to 70% for North America and dropped to 40% for Asia.
Further analysis, graphs and complete data for Cloudscene's Q1, 2017 leaderboard is available at www.cloudscene.com/news [http://www.cloudscene.com/news]
This month, Cloudscene will also release exclusive cloud on-ramps data providing insight into the private and direct connections offered within colocation data centers around the world.
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