Top 250 Data Center Companies in the World as of 2023

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Globally, the top 250 data center companies comprise a mix of cloud service providers (CSPs), retail colocation firms, and wholesale data center operators. These data center providers and operators deliver power and cooling infrastructure in highly specialized buildings that house computer servers and network equipment.

In total, the 10 largest providers and operators of data centers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Meta Platforms, Equinix, Digital Realty, NTT Global Data Centers, CyrusOne, GDS Holdings, and KDDI’s Telehouse, operate over 1,250 facilities around the world.

Dgtl Infra has categorized the largest 250 data center companies in the world into 5 groups based on several measurable market share factors, including: number of facilities, commissioned power capacity in megawatts, portfolio size in operational square feet, and cloud or colocation revenue in U.S. Dollars, amongst others.

Subsequently, we dive deeper into the portfolios of each of the top 25 data center companies, including the size of their portfolio, where their facilities are located geographically, and what type of operator they are (i.e., retail, wholesale, or cloud). Note that Dgtl Infra’s list focuses on standalone data center operators, meaning that they are not a division within a telecommunications company, and we also exclude bitcoin mining companies.

Top 250 Data Center Companies

The top 250 data center companies are categorized into Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4, and Group 5 – where Group 1 comprises the most prominent operators and Group 5 consists of providers with the least market presence. As an example, Group 1 data center companies tend to have a global presence, operate portfolios with hundreds/thousands of megawatts of power capacity across millions of square feet, and produce billions of dollars in revenue. Whereas Group 5 data center operators are much smaller, more regionally-focused, and only have a limited number of facilities.

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1. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing service of, is the largest cloud service provider and data center company globally. AWS has 30 cloud regions and 96 availability zones in operation, with plans to launch 5 more cloud regions and 15 more availability zones.

Globally, the data center portfolio of AWS totals 33.5 million square feet, of which the company leases 18.0 million square feet (54% of total) and owns 15.4 million square feet (46% of total).

AWS generates revenue from the sale of compute, storage, database, networking, and other services to start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions.

READ MORE: Amazon Web Services (AWS) Data Center Locations

2. Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure, the cloud computing service of Microsoft, is the second largest cloud service provider and data center company globally. Azure has 60+ cloud regions and 120+ availability zones in operation.

Globally, the data center portfolio of Microsoft Azure totals over 200 facilities, which are linked together by more than 175,000 miles of fiber optic lines.

Microsoft has established a self-imposed requirement for its data centers to be within 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) of existing data centers in their regional network. This distance limitation allows Azure to meet its service level agreements (SLAs) of latency, resiliency, and reliability to customers in a particular cloud region.

READ MORE: Microsoft Azure’s Data Center Locations

3. Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Google Cloud Platform (GCP), part of Alphabet Inc, is the third largest cloud service provider and data center company globally.

There are currently 35 cloud regions and 106 availability zones in operation by Google Cloud. These cloud regions and availability zones are situated throughout the United States, Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

In total, Google has nearly 30 owned data centers either in operation or under development across 10 countries throughout the world. These data centers support Google’s cloud regions and core products and platforms, such as Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Photos, Google Play, Search, and YouTube.

READ MORE: Google Cloud’s Data Center Locations

4. Meta Platforms (Facebook)

Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: META) owns and operates 21 data center campuses globally, comprising over 50 million square feet. Geographically, these data centers are located throughout the United States, as well as parts of Europe (Denmark, Ireland, Sweden) and Asia Pacific (Singapore). Additionally, Meta leases further data center capacity, in additional locations, from third-party operators like Digital Realty and CyrusOne.

Meta designs and builds its data centers and technical infrastructure so that it can serve its products, which include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp.

READ MORE: Meta / Facebook’s Data Center Locations

5. Equinix

Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX) operates a global footprint of 248 data centers, representing 344,500 cabinets of power capacity. These data centers comprise 29.4 million square feet and are located in 71 metros throughout 32 countries worldwide.

Equinix is a network-dense data center operator, with its facilities acting as key hubs for connectivity and the internet. The company’s strength in connectivity is shown through its total interconnections, which stand at 446,900, comprised of both physical cross-connects and virtual connections.

In terms of customers, Equinix focuses on retail colocation, where it provides services to multiple customers with smaller individual power capacity requirements within the same data halls.

6. Digital Realty

Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) operates a global footprint of 316 data centers comprising 2,261 megawatts of white space IT load and 38.2 million net rentable square feet. These data centers serve 4,000+ customers and offer 211,000 cross-connects.

Digital Realty is primarily a wholesale data center operator, which leases either a full building or data hall, alongside basic cooling and power infrastructure, to a larger single tenant. The company also offers retail colocation, where it provides turn-key data center services to multiple customers.

Digital Realty’s key data center brands and joint ventures include Interxion, Ascenty, Teraco Data Environments, MC Digital Realty, and BAM Digital Realty, amongst others.

7. NTT Global Data Centers

NTT Global Data Centers (GDC) operates a worldwide footprint of 95 data centers comprising over 1,100 megawatts of IT power capacity. Additionally, the company has more than 700 megawatts of planned power capacity.

NTT GDC’s data center offerings include retail colocation, wholesale capacity, build-to-suit capabilities, cloud on-ramps, global networks & connectivity, managed services, and application services.

NTT GDC is a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, a telecommunications company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

8. CyrusOne

CyrusOne operates more than 55 data centers, representing ~1,000 megawatts of power capacity across more than 5 million square feet of colocation space. The company’s data centers are located in the United States and Europe.

CyrusOne is primarily a wholesale data center operator. Additionally, CyrusOne offers “powered shells” which is where the tenant, rather than the landlord, is responsible for building-out the interior power and cooling infrastructure of the data center in order to make it fully operational.

CyrusOne is owned by private equity firms KKR and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).

9. GDS Holdings

GDS Holdings (NASDAQ: GDS) is the largest carrier-neutral data center operator in China. The company operates 102 self-developed data centers spanning 692,866 square meters (7.5 million square feet), of which 510,511 square meters (5.5 million square feet) is in service and 182,355 square meters (2.0 million square feet) is under construction.

GDS is a wholesale data center operator that serves China’s cloud service providers and large internet companies, including Alibaba and Tencent. Outside of mainland China and Hong Kong, GDS also provides services or is developing new data centers in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Macau.

10. KDDI / Telehouse

KDDI Corporation, together with its data center brand, Telehouse, provides carrier-neutral colocation services through its global portfolio of over 45 data centers in more than 10 countries worldwide. The company operates data centers spanning 560,000 square meters (6.0 million square feet) with ~900 MVA of power capacity.

Telehouse’s data centers serve 3,000 customers and are located in the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific. More specifically, the company operates facilities in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Istanbul, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand.

11. Cyxtera Technologies

Cyxtera Technologies (NASDAQ: CYXT) is a retail colocation provider which operates 61 data centers, comprising 245.5 megawatts of power capacity across 1.83 million sellable square feet. Additionally, the company markets a further five locations in India through a partnership with Sify Technologies. In total, Cyxtera’s facilities span 33 markets throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Cyxtera delivers colocation and interconnection services to more than 2,300 enterprises, service providers, and government agencies through its data centers.

12. CoreSite (American Tower)

CoreSite is a retail colocation provider and data center operator which is a subsidiary of American Tower (NYSE: AMT). The company operates 28 data centers, comprising 234.6 megawatts of power capacity across 3.5 million net rentable square feet. Additionally, in terms of interconnection, CoreSite has 36,849 cross-connects.

CoreSite’s data centers are solely in the United States, located in the markets of Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Northern Virginia, New York, Chicago, Boston, Denver, and Miami. Through these facilities, CoreSite supports over 1,400 customers.

13. QTS Data Centers

QTS Data Centers operates or owns development sites for 63 data centers, which span 9.35 million square feet. Specifically, this portfolio includes 40 data centers in the United States, one data center in the Netherlands, and 20+ land and development sites in the United States and Europe.

QTS builds and operates both retail colocation environments, for multiple tenants, and wholesale data centers, serving customers who require significant amounts of space and power, including federal customers. In total, QTS has over 1,200 customers.

QTS is owned by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT), Blackstone Infrastructure Partners (BIP), and other long-term perpetual capital vehicles managed by Blackstone.

14. Switch, Inc

Switch Inc is a retail colocation provider focused on the enterprise data center segment. The company operates 5 data center campuses (branded as PRIMES), which encompass 16 colocation facilities, representing over 500 megawatts of potential power capacity, upon full build-out. In total, Switch’s data centers comprise 5.1 million gross square feet in the United States, supporting over 1,300 customers.

Geographically, Switch’s 5 data center campuses include the Core Campus (Las Vegas, Nevada), Citadel Campus (Tahoe Reno, Nevada), Rock Campus (Austin, Texas), Pyramid Campus (Grand Rapids, Michigan), and Keep Campus (Atlanta, Georgia).

Switch is owned by infrastructure investors DigitalBridge and IFM Investors.

15. Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Group’s cloud computing unit, known as Alibaba Cloud, is the fourth largest cloud service provider globally, the primary cloud vendor in Asia Pacific, and the largest cloud service provider in China.

There are currently 28 cloud regions and 86 availability zones in operation by Alibaba Cloud. In Mainland China, Alibaba is the dominant cloud service provider, with over 10 cloud regions across the country. Outside of Mainland China, Alibaba Cloud operates in the United States, the UK, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Australia, and Dubai.

16. Oracle Cloud

Oracle Corporation’s cloud computing unit, known as Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), is the fifth largest cloud service provider globally and a major data center operator.

There are presently 38 cloud regions and 46 availability zones in operation by Oracle Cloud. These cloud regions and availability zones are located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, & Africa (EMEA), Latin America, and Asia Pacific.

Oracle Cloud’s data centers support the company’s cloud regions and core products and platforms, such as Oracle Autonomous Database, MySQL HeatWave, Java, and Oracle Middleware.

READ MORE: Oracle Cloud’s Data Center Locations

17. Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)

Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC), known as COPT, owns a portfolio of 28 single-tenant data center shell properties, comprising 5.3 million square feet, either directly or through joint ventures.

Geographically, COPT’s facilities are located throughout the Northern Virginia data center sub-markets of Ashburn, Manassas, and Sterling, Virginia.

COPT’s largest data center tenant is Amazon Web Services (AWS), which comprises 8.4% of the company’s total rental revenue.

18. CloudHQ

CloudHQ is a hyperscale data center developer and operator in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Over the past 5 years, the company has built and leased data centers comprising 320 megawatts of power capacity across 2.4 million square feet. Furthermore, CloudHQ currently owns or holds land capable of delivering data centers with over 2,000 megawatts of critical IT load power and 20 million square feet.

Geographically, CloudHQ’s existing and planned data center campuses include Ashburn, Virginia; Manassas, Virginia; Culpeper, Virginia; Chicago (Mount Prospect), Illinois; London (Didcot), UK; Paris (Lisses), France; Frankfurt (Offenbach), Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Milan, Italy; São Paulo (Paulínia), Brazil; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Querétaro, Mexico, amongst other markets.

CloudHQ’s principal shareholder is Hossein Fateh (Fateh Family Office), who is the CEO and President of CloudHQ.

19. Vantage Data Centers

Vantage Data Centers is a hyperscale data center company that operates or is developing facilities across five continents, 12 countries, and 19 markets globally:

  • North America: Ashburn, Virginia; Phoenix (Goodyear), Arizona; Quincy, Washington; Santa Clara, California; Montreal, Canada; Quebec City, Canada
  • Europe: Berlin, Germany; Frankfurt (Offenbach), Germany; Milan, Italy; Warsaw, Poland; Zürich, Switzerland; Cardiff, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom
  • Asia: Osaka, Japan; Tokyo, Japan; Hong Kong, SAR; Kuala Lumpur (Cyberjaya), Malaysia
  • Africa: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Australia: Melbourne, Australia

Once all of these campuses are fully developed, Vantage Data Centers’ portfolio will total nearly 1,500 megawatts of IT capacity.

Vantage Data Centers is owned by DigitalBridge, as well as co-investors including CBRE Investment Management, amongst others.

20. STACK Infrastructure

STACK Infrastructure is a hyperscale data center developer and operator. The company’s data center portfolio comprises operational facilities and development projects throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific:

  • Americas: Atlanta, Calgary, Chicago (Elk Grove Village), Dallas-Fort Worth, New Albany (Columbus), Northern Virginia (Ashburn and Manassas), Phoenix (Goodyear), Portland (Hillsboro), Silicon Valley (San Jose); and Toronto
  • Europe: Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; Frankfurt, Germany; Milan, Italy; Geneva, Switzerland; Zürich, Switzerland; and Avenches (Bern), Switzerland
  • Asia Pacific: Tokyo, Japan; Osaka (Keihanna), Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Melbourne, Australia; Canberra, Australia; and Perth, Australia

At full build-out, STACK Infrastructure’s hyperscale and enterprise data center portfolio has the ability to support over 2,400 megawatts of IT capacity.

STACK Infrastructure is owned by IPI Partners, a digital infrastructure private equity firm, which is a joint venture between ICONIQ Capital and Iron Point Partners.

21. DataBank

DataBank is a retail colocation provider focused on the enterprise data center segment, which operates 74 data centers in 30 markets throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. In total, these data centers comprise 352 megawatts of critical IT load across 2.7 million raised square feet.

DataBank is owned by DigitalBridge, Swiss Life, EDF Invest, and Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO), amongst others.

22. Flexential

Flexential is a retail colocation provider which operates a data center portfolio comprising over 220 megawatts of power capacity and 3 million square feet. Geographically, the company operates solely in the United States, where it has data centers in 19 markets, including Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, Cincinnati, Dallas, Louisville, Minneapolis, Nashville, Allentown, Philadelphia, Richmond, Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Raleigh, and Tampa.

Flexential is owned by private equity firm GI Partners.

23. Evoque Data Center Solutions

Evoque Data Center Solutions is a retail colocation provider in the United States, which was formed through a carve-out of 31 data centers from AT&T. Geographically, Evoque’s data centers span the U.S. markets of Ashburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Irvine, Nashville, Phoenix, Secaucus, and Seattle.

Evoque operates over 1 million square feet of data center space and serves ~1,000 colocation customers. In terms of connectivity, Evoque’s facilities provide pre-built access to the AT&T global network and link to over 300 carrier connection points globally.

Evoque is owned by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.

24. Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) operates 21 data centers across 19 markets in the United States, Europe, and Asia. In total, these data centers comprise 191.6 megawatts of power capacity and 3.7 million square feet. Furthermore, Iron Mountain has an additional 556 megawatts under construction or held for development.

Iron Mountain provides data center space for both enterprise-focused colocation and hyperscale deployments, serving 1,300+ customers. In terms of connectivity, the company has over 16,000 cross-connects.

25. Aligned Data Centers

Aligned Data Centers is a hyperscale data center developer and operator. At full build-out of its development projects, Aligned will have a footprint spanning ~2,000 megawatts of power capacity across 30 sites in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico. More specifically, in the United States, the company operates in the markets of Chicago, Dallas, Hillsboro, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City.

Aligned Data Centers is owned by Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) through Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA).

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