Cloudscene, a connectivity marketplace and market intelligence platform for network services, released the results of its H2, 2020 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard.
The results rank data center operators based on their ecosystem of data centers, service providers, network fabrics, and cloud on-ramps across five major regions: North America, EMEA, Asia, and Oceania, with Latin America included for the first time, this half-year.
H2, 2020 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard Results
Teraco Data Environments
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres
GPX Global Systems
AIMS Data Centre
Macquarie Data Centres
Globally, Equinix was positioned as the leader in four out of five regions, taking out the top spot in North America, Asia, Oceania, and the inaugural Latin America rankings, with Digital Realty placed first in EMEA for the second time.
North America saw Digital Realty in second place, with CoreSite in third. Notably, DataBank entered the top 10 for this region for the first time, having recently expanded its ecosystem with the acquisition of a number of Zayo’s data centers.
In EMEA, Equinix and Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink) were positioned in second and third, respectively, while in Asia, NTT Communications and SUNeVision followed the top spot, with @Tokyo making its debut into the Leaderboard, positioned eighth. Oceania’s results saw NextDC and Vocus ranked second and third.
The opening results across Latin America placed Digital Realty second, and Lumen Technologies following in third position.
Cloud expansion was strong in 2020, with North America making up the majority of growth at 56 percent (adding 74 cloud on-ramps across the region). EMEA experienced 31 percent growth (+36), with Asia at 30 percent (+20), Oceania with 46 percent (+11), and Latin America experiencing 38 percent growth (+5).
A 46 percent increase means that Oceania has seen the second-highest growth rate of cloud on-ramps per region in 2020.
With the majority of cloud on-ramps being added in the North America region, AWS and Microsoft Azure were the Cloud Service Providers with the most growth here.
While in EMEA, it was Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and Oracle Cloud that had the greatest expansion. Asia, Oceania, and Latin America similarly saw Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud with a healthy share of the total cloud on-ramp additions.
“During what was a disruptive year for colocation, connectivity, and cloud, we’ve seen industry leaders hold their ground in the H2, 2020 Leaderboard, along with movement across the top ten in all regions,” said Belle Lajoie, CEO, Cloudscene.