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Equinix, Digital Realty and CoreSite top operator rankings

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Equinix, Digital Realty and CoreSite topped Cloudscene's Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard in the second half of 2020.

The leaderboard ranks data centre operators based on their ecosystem of data centers, service providers, network fabrics, and cloud on-ramps across five major regions: North America, EMEA, Asia, and Oceania.

Globally, Equinix was positioned as the leader in four out of five regions, taking out the top spots for North America, Asia and Oceania, with Digital Realty placing first in EMEA for the second time.

North America saw Digital Realty take second place, with CoreSite in third. Notably, DataBank entered the top 10 for this region for the first time, having recently expanded its ecosystem with the acquisition of a number of Zayo’s data centres.

The results for the second half of 2020 are the first to consider operators in Latin America. Equinix topped this region with Digital Realty in second and Lumen Technologies following in third position.

Cloud expansion was strong in 2020, with North America making up the majority of growth at 56% year on year having seen the addition of 74 cloud on-ramps across the region.  EMEA experienced 31% YoY growth (+36), with Asia at 30% YoY (+20) and Latin America experiencing 38% YoY growth (+5).

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Oceania noted 46% year on year expansion the second-highest growth rate of cloud on-ramps per region in 2020.

“During what was a disruptive year for colocation, connectivity, and cloud, we’ve seen industry leaders hold their ground in the H2, 2020 Leaderboard, along with movement across the top ten in all regions,” said Belle Lajoie, CEO, Cloudscene.

"Latin America experienced significant demand for network services across 2020, which resulted in a spike in buyer activity on Cloudscene Marketplace. Introducing LATAM into the H2, 2020 Leaderboard rankings was therefore timely and we're continuing to work alongside local vendors to ensure we have the most recent market data for this important region," Lajoie continued.

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