According to Cloudescene, a directory of colocation data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics, these are 2017's global Top 10 colocation ecosystems:
Cloudscene’s founder, Bevan Slattery said: “The United States is by far the largest data centre market in the world, so it was no surprise that five of its cities made the list.
“However, it was Europe that dominated the top three spots and Sydney made an appearance at number eight thanks to Australia’s considerable growth over the last three years.”
Cloudscene’s 2017 Global Top Ten Colocation Ecosystems have been ranked based on a combined data centre density and connectivity rating.
The company has specifically looked at the total number of colocation facilities and the total number of Points of Presence (PoPs) across all colocation data centres within each respective market and combined these to generate the overall score.
Slattery said: “We expect there will be some movement in next year’s ecosystem rankings as the Asia Pacific market continues to be the fastest growing region for the data centre industry.
“So it is likely that we will see more APAC cities make their way to a top ten spot.”