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26 hyperscale data centres have opened their doors this year

Written by Tue 7 Jul 2020

Hyperscale data centre

Latest Synergy Research shows “robust” growth despite Covid-19-induced logistical issues

There are now over 541 hyperscale data centres worldwide after two quarters that saw 26 hyperscale facilities open their doors.

For perspective on the scale of this growth, the current total is more than double the number of hyperscale data centres that were open five years ago.


Almost one in five of all hyperscale facilities were opened in the last two years.

Synergy Research crunched the numbers based on the data centre footprints of 20 of the world’s major cloud and internet service firms.

Unsurprisingly, it is the large cloud providers – Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM – which have the broadest data centre footprint.

Synergy said Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle had been the most active over the last twelve months.

Each has at least 60 data centre locations and three or more in North America, APAC, EMEA, and Latin America, Synergy added.

While EMEA and APAC regions continue to have the highest growth rates, US facilities still make up almost 40 percent of major data centre sites.

“COVID-19 has caused some logistical issues but these are robust numbers, demonstrating the underlying strength of the services that are driving these investments,” said John Dinsdale, a Chief Analyst at Synergy Research Group.

“We have visibility of a further 176 data centers that are at various stages of planning or building, which is good news for data center hardware vendors and wholesale data center operators.”

Written by Tue 7 Jul 2020


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