Top 5 Vendors in the Global Data Center Colocation Market: Technavio

Technavio has published a new report on the global data center colocation market from 2017-2021. (Graphic: Business Wire)

LONDON--()--Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent global data center colocation market report from 2017-2021. This market research report also lists 27 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period.

Competitive vendor landscape

According to the research analysis, the global data center colocation market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 9% during the forecast period. The market has more than 1,500 colocation vendors that operate data centers across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. In Americas, Equinix and Digital Realty Trust generate the maximum amount of revenue followed by DuPont Fabros, Coresite, CyrusOne, and QTS. In EMEA, the major revenue generators are Equinix, Interxion, and Global Switch. In APAC, the key revenue generators are China Telecom, China Unicom, NTT Communications, and Equinix. In all three regions, telecommunication service providers have a strong market share along with a few local players that have a revenue of more than USD 100 million.

“The major chunk of the revenue will be generated by mega data center facilities established worldwide. The market will witness several M&As in order to expand their footprint and meet the growing business demands worldwide. Retail colocation players are expected to enter the wholesale market lured by its growth potential, and the construction of new facilities will be leased out even before the completion of the projects,” says Rohan Joy Thomas, a lead analyst at Technavio for data center research.

The report also states that colocation services are targeted at enterprises that lack budgets to operate their own data center facilities owing to the higher CAPEX and OPEX involved in the process. SMEs can adopt full and half rack, caged configurations, and private suits via colocation enterprises to carry out data center operations with complete control over their hosted infrastructure.

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Technavio market research analysts identify the following key vendors:

China Telecom

China Telecom provides mobile and wireline telecommunications services. It is one of the world's largest telecommunication service providers and the market leader in China. It provides cloud and colocation services through its data centers across China. China Telecom offers managed data services that include digital data networks, optic fiber and circuit leasing, virtual private network (VPN), and bandwidth leasing services. The company provides these services to valuable customers that include government agencies, large corporations, and institutions.


Equinix offers data center services that help in protecting and connecting the information assets for financial service companies, enterprises, as well as content and network providers. This company offers colocation and related services for customers to interconnect with a variety of networks or other business partners through its International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers.

Digital Realty Trust

Digital Realty Trust develops and manages technology-related real estate. It serves strategically located properties related to the critical operations of the technology industry tenants and corporate enterprise data center users. It is one of the leading providers of data center colocation services worldwide with a substantial share of the market in the Americas and EMEA. It offers colocation services, which include secure and dedicated data center space with cooling, electrical systems, and security.

NTT Communications

NTT Communications is an organization that provides consultancy, security, architecture, and cloud services to optimize information and communications technology within enterprises. The company offers data center colocation services through its business segments called the Long Distance and International Communications.


CenturyLink is a wireline telecommunications company that provides communications services to residential, business, government, and wholesale customers. In May 2017, the company sold its data center business to a consortium led by Medina Capital and BC Partners. After the sale, CenturyLink will continue to sell colocation services through these facilities. CenturyLink is also planning to acquire Level 3 Communications by Q3 2017, which will include the company's colocation business that comprises more than 350 data centers worldwide.

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Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent global data center colocation market report from 2017-2021.


Technavio Research
Jesse Maida
Media & Marketing Executive
US: +1 630 333 9501
UK: +44 208 123 1770