Hyperscale operator Capex rose 8 percent to $31 billion in the third quarter of 2019, said Synergy Research Group.
The top five hyperscale spenders in Q3 were Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Apple.
Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Facebook achieved year-on-year increase in Capex spending in Q3. The other leading hyperscale spenders include Alibaba, Tencent, IBM, JD.com, Baidu and Oracle.
Much of the hyperscale Capex goes towards building, expanding and equipping data centers, which have now grown in number to 504. The hyperscale data is based on analysis of the Capex and data center footprint of 20 of the world’s major cloud and internet service firms, including the largest operators in IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, search, social networking and e-commerce.
“There was a significant boost in Capex in the third quarter, after a couple of quarters that were relatively soft in comparison with the lofty heights achieved in 2018,” said John Dinsdale, chief analyst at Synergy Research Group.