Expansion, investment and colocation: here are 20 global leaders of some of the most successful and innovative companies
The global coloation market is in the midst of consolidation, with larger industry players buying up smaller data center operators to grow their geographic reach. But even smaller operators can earn serious money in the current climate: according to Synergy Research, the overall colocation market grew 10 percent between the first quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016.
Meanwhile the Uptime Institute has just issued a warning that the shift off-premises - into either colocation facilities or the cloud - is happening faster than expected.
In the following pages we profile 20 of the companies that are taking advantage of this shift to build great companies, with a short fact-file on each. This is by no means a comprehensive list of colocation prviders - but it does include many of the players we think are making a difference.
In alphabetic order:
- Digital Realty
- Dupont Fabros
- Global Switch
- KIO Networks
- NTT Communications
- QTS Realty Trust
- ST Telemedia
- Tata Communications
This article appeared in the May/June issue of DatacenterDynamics magazine.