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Over 500 Hyperscale Data Centers by 2019

January 12, 2018

By the end of 2017, there were 390 global hyperscale data centers, according to Synergy, with 44 percent located in the United States. Coming in second, at eight percent, is China with Japan and the U.K. at six percent each, and Germany rounding out the pack at five percent. 

Synergy’s report identified 24 data centers as hyperscale but John Dinsdale, chief analyst and research director at Synergy, explained hyperscale and some discrepancies, “Will there be a few data centers outside of those 24 companies that should be labeled ‘hyperscale?’ Undoubtedly,” Dinsdale said. “Will there be at least some few data centers belonging to those 24 companies that are not really hyper-scale? For sure.”

Dinsdale anticipates we will see over 500 hyper-scale facilities before 2019 ends, with 69 currently in the developmental stages. Synergy notes that for every company out of the 24, there’s an average of 16 data center sites. No surprise- Google, Amazon, Microsoft and IBM- are the largest cloud providers, operating a minimum of 45 data center locales, three per region (North America, Latin America, APAC, and EMEA). Oracle and Alibaba will also have a large data center presence, per the the report.

“And on average, the scale of the data centers of those 24 companies is measured in tens of thousands of servers,” he said. “So these are big beasts, and that is reflected in the planning and operational characteristics of those companies, which are quite different from normal data centers.”

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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