Apr 09, 2021

The Top 10 Data Centre Brands

Data Centres
Harry Menear
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Welcome to our 2021 list of Data Centre Magazine’s top ten brands leading the global data centre industry...

The global data centre industry is booming. The increased demand for digital infrastructure services brought on by the pandemic, coupled with ongoing innovation and adoption in the Internet of Things, AI, 5G and HPC sectors, is cultivating a groundswell in the data centre market. 

Recent data suggest that this year, the global data centre industry will grow by 14% in 2021, well ahead of other sectors that are currently feeling the pinch of COVID-19. In a recent survey, 96% of data centre professionals saw demand for their services increase last year. 

“The impact of COVID-19 fundamentally accelerated the concept of ‘mission critical’. Overnight, businesses became even more reliant on the cloud to enable operations, processes and remote collaboration,” says ABB Power Conversion president Jeff Schnitzer. 

At the same time, the industry is changing, as more and more workloads shift away from enterprise colocation and on-prem data centres towards public and hybrid cloud architectures. 2021 is going to be the year of the hyperscaler, with almost 600 hyperscale facilities online around the world at the end of 2020, and more than 219 new projects currently underway. 

Now, we already covered the world’s top 10 data centre brands at the end of last year, but this is a turbulent and disruptive market. New projects and announcements have already reshuffled our list so, as the data centre industry moves through Q1 of this pivotal year, we’re bringing you our brand new top 10 brands shaping the fate of the industry in 2021. 

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