The data center colocation market includes the practice of providing data center space and infrastructure, including power, network bandwidth, physical security, and cooling component on lease to end users. Based on customer requirement, these facilities are categorized into two major types – retail colocation and wholesale colocation. Retail colocation offers the option to rent space, racks, and cages, whereas wholesale colocation involves leasing of entire rooms and facilities to place IT equipment. Data center colocation reduces the overall IT cost of enterprises, which is expected to drive growth of the data center colocation market.

COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING TERMINOLOGY

Competitive landscape includes the analysis of the business strategy excellence and strength of product portfolio of key players in the data center colocation market. The vendors are placed into four categories based on their market performance: Visionary Leaders, Innovators, Emerging Companies, and Dynamic Differentiators. The report evaluates the top 25 vendors, which include AT&T Inc., China Telecom, Cogent Communications, Contegix, CoreSite Realty Corporation, CyrusOne, Cyxtera Technologies, Inc., Digital Realty Trust, Inc., DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., Equinix, Inc., Fibernet Inc., Global Switch, Internap, Interxion, Keppel Data Centre Pte Ltd., Level 3 Communications Inc., NTT Communications Corporation, PhoenixNAP, Rahi Systems Inc., Singtel, STT GDC Pte Ltd., Telehouse-KDDI, Telstra, TeraGo Networks Inc., and Verizon.

VISIONARY LEADERS

Vendors in this category receive high scores for most of the evaluation criteria. They have a strong and established product portfolio and a very strong market presence. They provide mature and reputable data center colocation solutions. They also have strong business strategies. Companies such as Level 3 Communications Inc., Equinix Inc., Digital Realty Trust, Inc., China Telecom, Verizon, AT&T Inc., and NTT Communications Corporation are included in visionary leaders.

INNOVATORS

Innovators in the competitive leadership mapping are vendors that have demonstrated substantial product innovations as compared to their competitors. They have very focused product portfolios. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business. Companies included in innovators are Telehouse-KDDI, Global Switch, CyrusOne, Interxion, DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., and Internap.

DYNAMIC Differentiators

These are established vendors with very strong business strategies. However, they rank low in terms of product portfolio. They focus on a specific type of technology related to the product. Companies included in the dynamic differentiator’s category are Singtel, Telstra, CoreSite Realty Corporation, Cogent Communications, and STT GDC Pte Ltd.

EMERGING COMPANIES

These vendors with niche product offerings have started to gain positions in the market. They do not have very strong business strategies as compared to other established vendors. They might be new entrants in the market and require more time before gaining significant traction. TeraGo Networks Inc., PhoenixNAP, and Rahi Systems are included in the emerging companies’ category.

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  1. Equinix, Inc
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  • Equinix offers colocation and support spaces to facilitate the secure storage of mission-critical data and ensure high operational reliability. The company, through its IBX data centers, offers access to an interconnection ecosystem with over 1,500 available networks.

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  • Digital Realty delivers scalable, flexible, cost-efficient, and secure data center colocation services. The company offers an array of colocation facilities equipped with efficient power and cooling facilities, which aid in supporting the mission critical activities of its customers. The company provides on-site technicians that are certified to ensure that the customer application flow complies with the guidelines for a range of different compliance and regulation standards. Its colocation and interconnection platform offers options for customers from small to large colocation and connectivity solutions. For instance, for customers possessing the ability to build and operate their equipment, the company’s Powered Base Building solution provides the physical location, with the required power and network access necessary to support their data center.

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  • China Telecom offers cloud and colocation services to its customers in China and other parts of the world. The company offers one-stop solutions for secure data transmission and provides professional internet data center service integration.

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  • Cyxtera Technologies provides data center colocation services and has over 57 data centers around the world. The company’s colocations offerings include secure cabinet, secure cage, structured cabling, and support. The company’s secure cabinet provides 2 KW to 8 KW of power to the equipment and cater to specific needs of its customers. The secure cage provides cabinets supplied by CenturyLink has a 45 RU size.

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  • NTT Communications Corporation offers data center services in regions such as North America, Europe, and APAC under its global Nexcenter brand. The company’s data center colocation facilities are equipped with a Tier 1 global IP network backbone, which is IPv6 compliant. This backbone offers an efficient environment for data, content, and video transport. Moreover, the data centers are connected with various physical and logical network paths that ensure high performance and high response time. NTT provides comprehensive options for cages and cabinets, offering continuous monitoring and technical support.

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  • Level 3 Communications offers data center colocation services that cater to its customers’ demands and expectations. The company’s colocation data centers allow its customers to place its network and server equipment in the facilities having high-speed links providing on-net access to over 60 countries. The company’s colocation services are redundant, secure, and flexible to fit the varying needs of its customers.

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  • AT&T provides colocation services that offer faster, cost-effective IT consolidation, and global expansion. AT&T offers physically protected and reliable data center spaces that provide high levels of service availability and data consistency. Moreover, AT&T data centers offer pre-built, high-speed connection to the AT&T global network and provide round-the-clock monitoring of data center performance.

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  • KDDI Corporation operates its data center business under the brand ‘TELEHOUSE’. These independent data centers enable the company to facilitate a reliable environment for customer critical equipment and the company receives service charge as a consideration for using space, electricity, and network. Telehouse data center provides colocation at 48 sites in 24 cities in 13 countries including London, New York, Frankfurt, Shanghai, Moscow, and Hanoi.

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  • Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ colocation offering comprises of network connectivity, support, physical access, additional services, features, and other related hardware. The company provides its services through colocation data centers including Signature Data Centers, Sterling Data Centers, Advanced Data Centers, and Standard Data Centers. Further, the company provides technical support including remote hands and smart hands.

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  • Global Switch offers space and power solutions that include private suites, cages, racks, and meet me rooms. Global Switch’s private suites are self-contained areas that are tailored to meet customer layout and specification requirements.

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  • DuPont Fabros Technology offers multi-tenant wholesale data centers. These data center facilities feature efficient and safe environment in a low-cost operating environment. The data center facilities house a large number of computer servers and related equipment and support the infrastructure required for efficient operations of this equipment. The support infrastructure includes environmental control, power distribution, security, and fire suppression.

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  • CoreSite provides a range of colocation data center offerings that include cabinets, cages, and private suites to help meet complex requirements from customers. Cabinet colocation offering provides the required agility and scalability required for rapid deployment.

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  • CyrusOne Inc. provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect its customers’ IT infrastructure and ensure its continued operation. The company’s data centers serve as centralized repositories for storage, server, and network equipment. These facilities provide power, cooling, space, and network necessary for efficient operation of IT infrastructure for its customers.

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  • Internap offers data center and colocation services to its clients across the world. The company’s 16 data centers spread across North America, Europe, and APAC. Internap data centers feature the most advanced data center technology to help support business scale and growth. The company offers carrier neutral SOC Type II data centers in metropolitan areas.

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  • Interxion operates over 40 data centers across Europe, providing colocation services through them. The company provides space, power, cooling, and security services in its colocation facilities. Interxion provides equipment hosting services ranging from individual cabinets to cages and also offers private rooms for enhanced security.

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