Equinix, Digital Realty and NTT are the colocation market leaders in the first quarter of 2018, Synergy Research Group said.
Equinix, Digital Realty and NTT control almost 28 percent of the colocation market. They have grown their colocation market share over the last four quarters.
Equinix and Digital Realty have grown at rates far in excess of the overall colocation market, due to a combination of organic growth and large M&A deals that have closed in the last year.
The report said Equinix has 13 percent share of the Q1 colocation market and subsequently completed two more acquisitions which will help it to further boost its colocation market position in Q2.
The closest competitors are KDDI / Telehouse and China Telecom who both have 3 percent market share, followed by a group of operators that each has a 2 percent share – CyrusOne, Interxion, Cyxtera, Global Switch and Coresite.
Equinix has 17 percent share of retail colocation, while Digital Realty has 28 percent share of the smaller wholesale segment.
Equinix is the leader in EMEA and Latin America, ranked second in North America and third in APAC. Digital Realty is the leader in North America and NTT the leader in APAC.
“Enterprises are pushing more of their data center operations into colocation facilities and are driving more workloads onto the public cloud, where cloud providers themselves use a lot of colocation facilities,” John Dinsdale, chief analyst and research director at Synergy Research Group, said.