Friday, April 29, 2016

U.S. Accounts for 46% of Global Data Center Sites

The United States now accounts for 46 percent of major cloud and internet data center sites globally, say researchers at Synergy Research.

China has seven percent of the sites, while Japan has six percent.

Australia, Singapore, Germany, the United Kingdom and Brazil each represent three percent to five percent of the global market.

DC footprint Q116On average, each of the largest 17 firms had 14 data center sites.

The companies with the broadest data center footprint are the leading hyperscale cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services,, IBM and Microsoft.

Each of those four firms has 40 or more data center locations with at least two in each of the four regions including North America, Asia, EMEA and Latin America.

Google, Oracle and Rackspace also have a notably broad data center presence.

The remaining firms tend to have their data centers focused primarily in either the United States (Apple, Twitter, Salesforce, Facebook, eBay, Yahoo) or China (Tencent, Baidu).

Alibaba has now opened data centers in the US, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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