Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR, news, filings), the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today it has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Data Centre Colocation and Interconnection Services 2021 Vendor Assessment (doc #US46746121, June 2021) for the second consecutive year.
The IDC MarketScape report underscores the evolution of Digital Realty’s global platform over the past 18 months, as the company has emerged as a contender for global enterprise hybrid cloud infrastructure deployments with a focus on providing best-in-class, diverse and flexible solutions. The vendor assessment also cites Digital Realty’s expanded global presence, including the combination with Interxion in 2020 which significantly enhanced the company’s position across EMEA.
The IDC MarketScape Vendor Assessment recognised Digital Realty for the following strengths:
- Data centre solutions: the report details Digital Realty’s comprehensive product offerings, from hyper-scale build-to-suit capabilities to individual suites and cages, in addition to green facilities that provide energy-efficient power utilisation around the globe. It notes the company aims for 100% renewable energy and has achieved 100% renewable coverage in Europe as well as for its U.S. colocation business, along with numerous sustainability certifications in 2020.
- Connectivity solutions: the study highlights the diverse array of available solutions on PlatformDIGITAL®, including cross-connect, campus and metro as well as IX and IP Bandwidth. It catalogues Digital Realty’s partnerships with partners such as Megaport that enable flexible access to multiple service providers.
- Cloud connectivity solutions: the IDC MarketScape finds that Digital Realty facilitates hybrid cloud architectures with access to popular cloud platforms and multi-cloud access.
- PlatformDIGITAL®: the IDC MarketScape recognised Digital Realty’s global platform for enabling scalable, on-demand, secure, low-latency enterprise connectivity.
According to the report, customers should consider Digital Realty when their data-driven businesses require a scalable, future-proof platform to facilitate global hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure. The assessment highlights PlatformDIGITAL®’s secure and industry-specific compliance offerings, along with a flexible, high-performance multi-cloud interconnection platform located in convenient metro and edge markets.
“Digital Realty has grown steadily over the past five years, both organically and via acquisitions, and now offers the industry’s most diverse footprint with over 290 facilities in 47 metros across six continents,” says Courtney Monroe, Research Vice President, Worldwide Telecommunications Research, IDC.
“Most recently, Digital Realty has emerged as a major global platform with the establishment of PlatformDIGITAL® and a comprehensive product portfolio. Look for the company to continue to expand and target new market opportunities, based on the insights it has gained from its data gravity index and the success of the joint venture model it has established for entering markets such as Latin America with Brookfield and Japan in partnership with Mitsubishi,” adds Monroe.
“We’re delighted to have been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for the second consecutive year,” says Tony Bishop, SVP Platform, Growth & Marketing for Digital Realty.
“Enterprises have significantly accelerated their digital transformation initiatives over the past 18 months, and IDC is now projecting global data creation volumes will grow to an astounding 180 zettabytes annually by 2025. Digital Realty stands ready as the trusted global partner to support the sustainable growth of the world’s most innovative enterprises and data-driven corporations,” concludes Bishop.
- Read the full IDC MarketScape Vendor Assessment for Digital Realty
- Explore global deployment opportunities on PlatformDIGITAL®
- Visit the Data Gravity Insights Hub to learn more about data gravity and see growth forecasts in the Data Gravity Index DGx™
- Read about our open interconnection manifesto for enabling connected data communities
 IDC, Worldwide Global DataSphere Forecast, 2021–2025: The World Keeps Creating More Data — Now, What Do We Do with It All?, Doc # US46410421, March 2021