Share of hyperscale data center locations worldwide 2018 to 2019, by country

The United States was home to 38 percent of all hyperscale data centers worldwide during the third quarter of 2019, more than any other nation. China was the nearest nation in terms of market share, hosting 10 percent of the world’s hyperscale data centers.

Hyperscale data centers

The evolution of technology, along with the rapid growth in demand for data across the globe, is largely driven by the leading hyperscale data center providers. To meet the demands across industry, firms are rapidly expanding and delivering new infrastructure options, with an expected 628 hyperscale data centers worldwide by 2021. Hyperscale computing is necessary for cloud and big data storage, as well as other applications demanded in the modern, digital world.

The cloud

Advancements to the cloud has seen IT departments turning to datacenter automation to support large-scale environments and infrastructure, while simultaneously improving operational efficiency and productivity. In 2020, cloud IT infrastructure spending is expected to reach 69.2 billion U.S. dollars.

Distribution of hyperscale data center locations worldwide as of December 2018 and the third quarter of 2019, by select country

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Release date

October 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018 to 2019

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