US Dominates Hyperscale Data Center Market
March 28, 2022
Synergy’s new hyperscale forecasts show continued rapid growth in the number of large data centers to be used by hyperscale operators in order to support their ever-expanding business operations. With a current known pipeline of 314 future new hyperscale data centers, the installed base of operational data centers will pass the 1,000 mark in three years’ time and continue growing rapidly thereafter.
The United States currently accounts for almost 40% of operational hyperscale data centers and half of all worldwide capacity. By a wide margin, it is also the country with the most data centers in the future pipeline, followed by China, Ireland, India, Spain, Israel, Canada, Italy, Australia and the UK. As the installed base of operational data centers continues to grow each year at double-digit percentage rates, the capacity of those data centers will grow even more rapidly as the average size increases and older facilities are expanded.
The research is based on an analysis
of the data center footprint and plans of 19 of the world’s major cloud and
internet service firms, including the largest operators in IaaS, PaaS, SaaS,
search, social networking, e-commerce and gaming. Currently, the companies with
the broadest data center footprint are the leading cloud providers – Amazon,
Microsoft, Google and IBM. Each has 60 or more data center locations with at
least three in each of the four regions – North America, APAC, EMEA and Latin
America. Oracle, Alibaba and Tencent also have a notably broad data center
presence. By data center capacity the leading companies are Amazon, Microsoft,
Google and Facebook, though it is the Chinese hyperscalers that are growing the
fastest, most notably ByteDance, Alibaba and Tencent. The companies that feature
most heavily in the future new data center pipeline are Amazon, Microsoft,
Facebook and Google.