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Press Release -- July 20th, 2020
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Cloudscene Announces H1, 2020 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard Results

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, 16 July, 2020 – Cloudscene, the world’s leading industry marketplace and market intelligence platform has today released the results of its H1, 2020 data center ecosystem leaderboard which ranks data center operators based on their ecosystem of data centers, service providers, network fabrics, and cloud on-ramps across four major regions: North America, EMEA, Asia, and Oceania.

Across the board, major service providers have solidified their positioning as key players in the industry with Equinix at number one in North America, Asia, and Oceania.

Digital Realty took out the top spot in EMEA, having recently expanded its platform and connected ecosystem with the acquisition of leading European provider, Interxion. Equinix followed in second place in EMEA, with CenturyLink taking out third place.

The results across North America saw Digital Realty positioned in second place with CoreSite coming third. While in Asia, NTT Communications and SUNeVision made their way into second and third place, and in Oceania, we saw NEXTDC and Vocus following the top position.

“We work hand-in-hand with service providers across the Cloudscene platform to provide deep insights into the state of the industry,” said Belle Lajoie, CEO, Cloudscene.

“This is one of the many ways in which we support the buyers and sellers of network services to bridge their information gap on local markets, access the most recent critical data on global service providers and offerings, and ultimately, make stronger decisions for their procurement and business strategies,” said Lajoie.

Cloudscene has updated its ranking methodology for H1, 2020 from previous years to account for a wider range of data points to make up the final leaderboard results.

New criteria have guided the data analysis which is indicative of the period between January 2020 and June 2020 and covers four regions: North America, EMEA, Asia, and Oceania.

Data was sourced from service providers and data center operators during this time and collated based on the following categories which were each assigned a weight based on relative importance for understanding data center ecosystems across the industry: Total data center footprint (20%) covering number of operated data centers per region, service provider ecosystem (30%), total network fabric presence (20%), and total cloud on-ramps (30%) within each operated data center in the region.

“We’ve updated our data analysis methodology to more accurately reflect what are considered to be the most valuable data points for providing a comprehensive representation of each region’s data center landscape,” said Belle Lajoie.

“This gives us a holistic view of market intelligence by region and considers the critical information that’s sought after by the industry for today’s current climate and beyond,” said Lajoie.

H1, 2020 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard Results

North America

  1. Equinix
  2. Digital Realty
  3. CoreSite
  4. CenturyLink
  5. Cologix
  6. Verizon
  7. CyrusOne
  8. Cyxtera
  9. Flexential
  10. Zayo

EMEA

  1. Digital Realty
  2. Equinix
  3. CenturyLink
  4. Colt Technology Services
  5. Orange Business Services
  6. KDDI
  7. Telia Carrier
  8. GTT Communications
  9. NTT Communications
  10. Global Switch

Asia

  1. Equinix
  2. NTT Communications
  3. SUNeVision
  4. Sify
  5. ST Telemedia Global Data Centres
  6. GPX Global Systems
  7. Global Switch
  8. AIMS Data Centre
  9. Telkom Indonesia
  10. Digital Realty

Oceania

  1. Equinix
  2. NEXTDC
  3. Vocus Communications
  4. Global Switch
  5. Telstra
  6. Spark
  7. AAPT
  8. Datacom
  9. Fujitsu Australia
  10. iseek

Cloudscene will release its next Leaderboard rankings in January 2021. Data center operators across all regions are encouraged to update their data on Cloudscene before the 20 December 2020 cut-off in order to be considered for the H2, 2020 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard.

Further information, data, and graphs are available at cloudscene.com/news

About Cloudscene
Cloudscene is a leading marketplace platform for colocation data centers, cloud service providers, network fabrics, and cloud on-ramps. Built on a foundation of invaluable market data sourced by the industry, for the industry, Cloudscene is backed by the world’s most comprehensive market intelligence database and has become the go-to resource for global, independent knowledge across 7,300+ service providers, 7,000+ data centers, and 110 countries. Cloudscene Marketplace brings together the sourcing and selling of network services empowering teams to make data-driven decisions in an entirely digital and automated way. www.cloudscene.com

For comments, interviews or images, please contact:
Renée Harper
+61 7 3193 3260
renee.harper@cloudscene.com

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