The number of large data centers operated by hyperscale providers is reaching over 390 – fuelled by Google, according to Synergy Research Group.
The industry noticed data center openings in China, India and Malaysia in Q4 and a flurry of openings in Germany, the UK, Singapore, Australia, Brazil and the US during mid-year period.
The US accounts for 44 percent of major cloud and internet data center sites. The other prominent locations are China, Japan and the UK, which collectively account for another 20 percent of the total.
The four leading countries are then followed by Australia, Germany, Singapore, Canada, India and Brazil, each of which accounts for 3-5 percent of the total.
Each of the 24 firms had 16 data center sites. The companies with the broadest data center footprint are the leading cloud providers – AWS, Microsoft, IBM and Google. Each has 45 or more data center locations with at least three in each of the four regions – North America, APAC, EMEA and Latin America.
Oracle and Alibaba also have a notably broad data center presence. The remaining firms tend to have their data centers focused primarily in either the US (Apple, Twitter, Facebook, eBay, LinkedIn, Yahoo) or China (Tencent, Baidu).
“We already have visibility of at least 69 more hyperscale data centers that are at various stages of planning or building. We will pass the 500 milestone before the end of 2019,” said John Dinsdale, a chief analyst and research director at Synergy Research Group.