In 2018, The Global Ultra-large Data Center Jumped To 430 And 132 Were Under Construction.

- Jan 17, 2019-

In 2018, The Global Ultra-large Data Center Jumped to 430 And 132 Were Under Construction.

Recently, the latest data from market research firm Synergy Research Group shows that as of the end of 2018, the number of large data centers of ultra-large operators increased by 11% year-on-year, with a total of 430.

The Global Ultra-large Data Center Jumped to 430

In 2018, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) are outstanding in terms of the number of new data centers, but despite this, the US is still the mainstream market for cloud and Internet data centers, with 40% of the world's data centers. . After the United States, China, Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany account for 30% of data centers. In addition, the agency said that during the year 2018, 17 countries and regions opened new data centers, with the United States and Hong Kong adding the most.

Among the ultra-large-scale operators, Amazon and Google built the most data centers in 2018, accounting for more than half of the total number of new buildings. The research is based on the data centers of 20 major cloud and Internet service companies worldwide, including the largest operators in SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, search, social networking, e-commerce and gaming.

On average, each of these 20 companies has more than 22 data centers, including Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM as the world's leading cloud service providers, each with more than 55 data centers, and in North America, Asia Pacific There are at least 3 data centers in EMEA and Latin America. In addition, Alibaba and Oracle's business in the data center is also very extensive. The rest of the data center companies are mainly concentrated in the United States (Apple, Facebook, Twitter, eBay, Yahoo) or China (Baidu, Tencent).

"Hyperscale's growth momentum has not diminished in recent years. These companies' revenues have grown by an average of 24% a year, and capital expenditures have grown by more than 40%, most of which are used in new data centers." John, the chief analyst and research director at Synergy Research Group. John Dinsdale said, “In addition to the 430 hyperscale data centers in operation, there are currently 132 data centers in different planning and construction phases. The data center construction boom has not come to an end!”

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