Data Center 50: The Coolest Data Center Companies Of 2023

From the world’s largest providers of data center hardware and software to the cloud data center giants building new centers across the globe, CRN breaks down 50 key data center companies in 2023.

The 2023 Data Center 50

The capabilities of the data center grew last year with a new DPU from Nvidia and the debut of the Sapphire Rapids chip from Intel each promising leaps forward in energy efficiency and computing power.

Meanwhile, the size and energy footprint of the data center expanded globally, even as the market demands more storage and compute across the network with the needs of enterprises driving adoption of next-generation technology.

Some data center market leaders are adding managed services to their portfolios. Data center provider TierPoint is expecting massive growth this year as the company’s channel-sold managed IT services are taking off and helping customers gain efficiencies and scale.

Meanwhile, smaller players like Evocative are pulling off big wins in the space and making acquisitions.

From the world’s largest providers of data center hardware and software to the cloud data center giants building new centers across the globe, CRN breaks down 50 key data center companies in 2023.

365 Data Centers
Bob DeSantis, CEO
Headquarters: Norwalk, Conn.

365 Data Centers has been growing by acquisition and in terms of revenue, with the company buying Sungard Availability Services’ U.S. colocation and network business last year. 365 Data Centers now has eight high-density data centers across the country, as well as 20 network-centric data centers in hubs such as Herndon, Va., Los Angeles and New York City.

365 Data Centers’ products includes secure and reliable edge colocation, nationwide network connectivity, cloud compute and storage, Disaster Recovery as a Service, Backup as a Service and business continuity services.

Patrick Pulvermueller, CEO
Headquarters: Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Acronis has been building its international data center presence significantly over the past two years, adding new cloud data centers in Israel, India, Latvia, Estonia and Sweden. The additions bring its total number of data centers to more than 100.

Acronis was founded in Singapore in 2003 and later moved to Switzerland. It now has 2,000 employees in 45 countries around the world. The company is also a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions with its solution provider partners protecting 750,000 end businesses around the world.

Aligned Data Centers
Andrew Schaap, CEO
Headquarters: Dallas

Aligned Data Centers is growing globally through acquisition and building new space in competitive markets at home. Earlier this year the company unveiled the construction of a 27-acre, 108-megawatt facility in the Hillsboro, Ore., area. The company also acquired Latin American data center provider OData in December. OData is one of the fastest-growing hyperscale data center platforms in that region with locations across Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Chile.

Amazon Web Services
Adam Selipsky, CEO
Headquarters: Seattle

Since launching EC2 in one data center in 2006, AWS has grown to become the largest builder of new data centers in the world and just unveiled plans to spend $4.5 billion on infrastructure in Australia. AWS has road-mapped $21 billion in data center construction and operations for facilities in Switzerland, Spain, Thailand, Indonesia and the UAE. AWS is the market-share leader in the cloud but is launching more on-premises data center infrastructure like AWS Outposts to enable the hybrid cloud.

Lisa Su, Chair, President, CEO
Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

AMD’s data center business has never been bigger or brisker.

AMD’s high-performance computing chip—the EPYC server CPU—led to the company posting record revenue in a tough environment. Data center revenue for AMD increased 64 percent and made up 25.6 percent of revenue.

That came after AMD’s data center business doubled in 2021 with the chipmaker’s next-generation EPYC processors, code-named Genoa, due out later this year.

American Tower
Tom Bartlett, President, CEO
Headquarters: Boston

American Tower’s CoreSite business runs 28 data centers totaling more than 4.7 million square feet as the fourth largest operator of data centers in the U.S.

American Tower owned just seven data centers prior to the December 2021 acquisition of CoreSite’s 25 data centers.

As American Tower ramps up, the company hopes to disrupt the U.S. data center market with plans to create a differentiated communications platform to accelerate global 5G deployments.

Arista Networks
Jayshree Ullal, President, CEO
Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Arista Networks’ innovation engine has been humming. For the past decade, the company has delivered data-driven, customer-to-cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments.

In December the company unveiled the expansion of its 7050X4 Series of next- generation switching for compute and storage based on the Broadcom Trident4 and Tomahawk4 chipsets. The series offers customers up to 40 percent power savings in addition to backward and forward compatibility for future compute and storage.

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
Phil Mottram, EVP, GM
Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Aruba the networking arm of HPE, offers data center and edge infrastructure tied with software-defined fabric automation, orchestration and distributed analytics. Aruba unveiled plans in October 2022 to move into the core data center switching market which, in addition to added security offerings, potentially will increase Aruba’s total addressable edge market opportunity from $48 billion to $91 billion by 2025.

With one of the biggest data center and edge computing switching portfolios in the market, Aruba has been integrated into HPE’s stack to be offered as a service to help drive HPE GreenLake.

Broadcom Software
Hock Tan, President, CEO
Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Broadcom’s reach into the data center market could expand exponentially if it completes its planned $61 billion acquisition ofVMware. Broadcom already provides a wide variety of products to the data center, including network switches, custom silicon and storage infrastructure to SAN technology, automation and application development software.

Broadcom owned the third position in the high-speed Ethernet adapters with speeds of 25 Gb behind Intel and Mellanox, according to Omdia in 2019. With the VMware acquisition Broadcom would additionally grab the leading spot in hyperconverged infrastructure, a highly efficient data center architecture. The global semiconductor specialist is an innovator in high-performance devices for data center, the cloud and AI networks. Meta is using Broadcom’s Ethernet switch chip, StrataXGS Tomahawk, in its data centers’ network fabric.

Cato Networks
Shlomo Kramer, Co-Founder, CEO
Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Israel

The secure access service edge pioneer said in November that it grew annual recurring revenue from $1 million to $100 million in five years as of 2022. Cato Networks aims to be a single, global platform to converge enterprise networking and networking security in the cloud. So far, Cato SASE Cloud is used by 1,500 enterprise customers across 150 countries.

The company’s single-vendor SASE platform merges Cato SD-WAN and a cloud-native security service edge—the Cato SSE 360—into a global cloud service.

Cisco Systems
Chuck Robbins, Chair, CEO
Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Cisco continues its decades-long role as a dominant player in the global data center networking market.

Last year the company unveiled its Cisco HyperFlex with the AMD EPYC processor for hyperconverged infrastructure environments. This is in addition to its Nexus switches. The company also recently unveiled a partnership with Hitachi to drive down data center carbon emissions. Cisco offers a multitude of switches, servers, routers and hyperconverged infrastructure to its massive customer base, along with top-notch automation, management and monitoring offerings for hybrid and multi-cloud.

Cloud Software Group
Tom Krause, CEO
Headquarters: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Vista Equity Partners completed the acquisition of Citrix this year for $16.5 billion and folded it with Tibco and other assets to create Cloud Software Group.

Citrix provides SD-WAN, traffic management, application delivery management and analytics to boost performance in addition to its own hypervisor for its data center customers. Citrix’s SD-WAN virtual appliances can be deployed in public clouds and integrate with Citrix SD-WAN appliances hosted in data centers.

Eric Schwartz, CEO
Headquarters: Dallas

CyrusOne continues to chart a growth path and in January bought a massive site in Frankfurt, Germany, that it plans to turn into a data center campus.

The company owns about 50 data centers across the globe offering colocation, hyperscale and built-to-suit environments for its 1,000 customers. The data center standout was acquired by private equity firms KKR and Global Infrastructure Partners in March for $15 billion.

Dell Technologies
Michael Dell, Founder, Chairman, CEO
Headquarters: Round Rock, Texas

Dell Technologies continued to dominate the server market in 2022, holding on to its position as the largest data center infrastructure provider in the world with its portfolio of servers, storage and hyperconverged infrastructure.

Dell’s innovation in data center infrastructure performance, scalability, edge computing and modular data centers continues to drive the market forward. The company is putting massive incentives around making its entire portfolio available through a consumption-based as-a-service model via Dell Apex.

Digital RealtyAndrew Power, CEO
Headquarters: Austin, Texas

Digital Realty is ready for the road ahead. It unveiled a sustainability initiative in 2022, buying power purchase agreements from French energy company Engie that provide access to renewable energy sources in Europe.

The company has massively expanded its global data center footprint to 45 million square feet in more than 280 facilities across 26 countries on six continents. It also holds another 840 acres in land in 27 “developable” parcels. Digital Realty last year unveiled plans to become the leading colocation and interconnection provider in Africa by investing $3.5 billion to acquire a majority stake in Africa’s largest data center provider, Teraco.

Craig Arnold, Chairman, CEO
Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland

Eaton specializes in providing power management offerings for data centers. This includes uninterruptible power supplies, heat containment systems and PDUs to intelligent management and its Brightlayer software suite. In 2022, Easton unveiled an integration with ConnectWise, custom-built for the MSP market, that allows for alerting and power management within the ConnectWise platform.

Eaton completed its acquisition of fellow data center provider Tripp Lite for $1.65 billion in March 2021, emerging as a massive player in UPS power needs.

Randy Brouckman, CEO
Headquarters: Herndon, Va.

EdgeConneX said it expects to have one of its best years in 2023 as it sees “incredible demand” from “the largest hyperscalers” driving market growth. The company also plans to take share as most primary data center markets become saturated with tenants, with vacancy in primary markets in Northern Virginia and Silicon Valley at an all-time low.

The company expects to find success through growing in cities such as Santiago, Chile, Warsaw, Poland, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Portland, Ore. EdgeConneX is backed by EQT Infrastructure, the same U.K.-based sustainability fund that backs the InstaVolt charging stations.

Element CriticalKen Parent, CEOHeadquarters: San Francisco

Element Critical last year had the biggest quarter for sales in the company’s history. While it does not publicly report the numbers, Element Critical said it grew revenue 122.7 percent in the last quarter of 2022 versus the same quarter a year ago.

In September, the company hired two data center industry veterans to steer its revenue generation by hiring Regis Malloy as chief strategy officer and Steve Weaver as chief revenue officer. Malloy previously worked at Oracle, Avaya and Qwest CyberSolutions. Weaver previously worked as senior vice president and chief sales officer for vXchnge.

Element Critical offers data center services in Chicago; Austin, Texas; Houston, Silicon Valley and Virginia. The company said it expects strong growth this year in the technology, finance, energy and hyperscale sectors.

Charles Meyers, President, CEO
Headquarters: Redwood City, Calif.

Equinix—which has a massive global data center footprint with 240 facilities in 27 countries—grew significantly through acquisition in 2022, closing on more than $1 billion worth of deals around the globe.

It recently opened new European data center markets in Genoa as well as Bordeaux. Equinix also purchased five data centers from Entel in Chile and Peru, with acquisitions totaling $720 million.

Equinix has several data center offerings including its International Business Exchange Data Centers, which consist of more than 230 IBX vendor-neutral colocation data centers worldwide, and xScale Data Centers, designed to serve the core workload deployment needs of hyperscalers.

In addition to spending billions on data center acquisitions each year, Equinix has a constant flow of product innovation including Equinix Metal that it offers as a service.

Arman Khalili, Executive Founder, CEO
Headquarters: Emeryville, Calif.

Evocative offers enterprise-class data center, bare metal, network, cloud and managed service solutions for its 68,000 servers strategically located across North America, Europe and Asia.

The data center provider went on an acquisition spree in September, buying nine of INAP’s data centers. Those acquisitions brought the company’s total number of neutral Tier II and Tier III data centers in the U.S. to 20—comprising more than 1 million square feet of space.

Extreme Networks
Ed Meyercord, President, CEO
Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Extreme Networks is a longtime data center networking provider of switches, routers, programmable ASICs, Wi-Fi, cloud management and automation to its more than 50,000 customers.

The company pushed more innovation to the edge last year with its ExtremeCloud SD-WAN platform, which gives customers one platform to securely connect to their data center, campus and branch locations.

Additional features let customers automate tasks related to provisioning new sites and services, which lowers deployment time by 90 percent.

Extreme Networks uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, analytics and automation for 50,000 customers globally who rely on its end-to-end, cloud-driven networking solutions and services.

Chris Downie, CEO
Headquarters: Charlotte, N.C., and Denver

Last year Flexential added 54 megawatts of capacity to uber popular data center destination Hillsboro, Ore., which expands its total capacity for that region to 100 megawatts.

The company is also finding success in the market with its FlexAnywhere product, a hybrid IT offering that leverages the cloud, even as it grows its traditional data center footprint.,

Flexential has grown its low-latency, high-performance hybrid cloud capabilities at three data center sites in Charlotte, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Louisville, Ky.

Google Gloud
Thomas Kurian, CEO
Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.

One of the largest of the hyperscalers, Google Cloud has consistently been a top three global spender on building new data centers every year. Google Cloud brought in $7.3 billion during the most recent quarter, an increase of about 30 percent year over year. The company spent nearly $10 billion on data center construction last year, including opening a $750 million data center in Omaha, Neb. Google Cloud is also building the Equiano subsea cable that will connect Africa to Europe.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Antonio Neri, President, CEO
Headquarters: Spring, Texas

HPE is one of the world’s leading providers of virtual and physical data center infrastructure. HPE GreenLake for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform delivers self-service management of containers across edge, data center and hybrid cloud environments.

In storage, HPE’s newest Nimble-based Alletra 6000 array offers support for VMware vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Operations Manager.

The success of consumption-based data center offerings via HPE GreenLake contributed to the company’s $28.5 billion in revenue last year. HPE is doubling down on edge computing, as-a-service and supercomputing this year.

Hitachi Vantara
Gajen Kandiah, CEO
Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Hitachi Vantara’s Smart Data Center end-to-end offering combines advanced data center analytics, artificial intelligence and automation alongside its storage or hyperconverged infrastructure.

The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E series offers high-end features including cluster storage for backup and recovery to midrange storage systems. The VSP E series has an identical storage operating system as the one used by Hitachi Vantara‘s enterprise customers who need low latency, high IOPS and more bandwidth but meets the budget requirements of midsize companies.

Arvind Krishna, Chairman, CEO
Headquarters: Armonk, N.Y.

The IBM Cloud network has more than 46 data centers across nine regions and 27 availability zones globally. Each of IBM’s clouds is built for local access, low latency and certified security.

IBM Cloud has advanced hardware products as well, including a beta offering of Intel’s Sapphire Rapids 48-core, 2.1GHz CPU. IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers are certified to support SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver workloads. IBM also offers several choices about where and how data and workloads run as well as several other data center products.

Pat Gelsinger, CEO
Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Intel’s server processors got stronger this year with the introduction of the fourth-generation Xeon Scalable chips, code-named Sapphire Rapids. The chips give customers an average of 2.9 times increase in performance and performance-per-watt efficiency compared with the prior generation. They also provide customers with total cost of ownership improvements ranging up to 66 percent, depending on the workload.

The chips have been a staple in the data center market for decades. Intel sells memory and storage capacity for data centers with its Intel Optane portfolio, as well as Ethernet network adapters, controllers and programmable switch products. Intel expects to soon complete a deal it unveiled last year to buy Israeli chipmaker Tower Semiconductor for $5.4 billion.

Juniper Networks
Rami Rahim, CEO
Headquarters: Sunnyvale, Calif.

Juniper Networks is coming off a very strong year for its data center business and said it expects to see artificial intelligence driving more business to Juniper data centers.

Rahim told investors in January that AI is a catalyst that will increase data center traffic and push it toward higher-performance and more cost-effective systems. He said the company is well positioned with products like the MX Series of routers, including the Juniper MX10K, which has the first 400G-capable 9600 line card.

The company said while competition in 400G is stiff, Juniper notched 100-plus 400G wins in the data center in three months. Juniper acquired intent-based networking pioneer Apstra to boost its data center business in 2021. In 2022 it acquired WiteSand, a provider of cloud-native zero trust network access control offering.

Yang Yuanqing, Chairman, CEO
Headquarters: Hong Kong

The worldwide leader in PCs also enjoys a robust infrastructure business with ThinkSystem server and storage offerings. Lenovo sells a broad set of products designed for specific workloads including artificial intelligence, virtual desktop infrastructure and big data. Its product portfolio spans the network from the data center to the edge to the cloud. Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services provides Lenovo’s hardware as a consumption-based “pay-for-what-you-use” data center offering.

Christina Kosmowski, CEO
Headquarters: Santa Barbara, Calif.

LogicMonitor is a SaaS-based infrastructure monitoring company that gives solution providers visibility into everything inside a data center. The platform automatically correlates data to solve for business outcomes. LogicMonitor customers gain insight into networks, clouds, data, servers and applications. LogicMonitor named Kosmowski its CEO in 2021.

Lumen Technologies
Kate Johnson, CEO
Headquarters: Monroe, La.

Data center continues to be a bright spot for Lumen Technologies. The company offers dedicated hosting and cloud services as well as more complex managed solutions, including disaster recovery, business continuity, application management support and security services to manage mission-critical applications.

CenturyLink merged with Level 3 Communications in 2020 to form Lumen, combining security, adaptive networking and collaboration services into an architecture to deploy and accelerate applications. The company named Johnson its new CEO in September.

MicrosoftSatya Nadella, Chairman, CEO
Headquarters: Redmond, Wash.

Microsoft’s consumption of data center real estate is only charting up as it folds ChatGPT into its search engine Bing.

The terrestrial home for cloud-based Azure, Microsoft has been one of the biggest spenders on building new data centers on a global basis for years to accommodate its massive growth. In addition, the company’s data center needs for its consumer technology such as VR and the new Windows 11 are ever growing. Microsoft is investing in better data center management efficiency technology such as immersion cooling for future high-density centers, as well as underwater data centers.

George Kurian, CEO
Headquarters: Sunnyvale, Calif.

NetApp storage arrays provide high-performance and highly scalable storage for both traditional and cloud-based data centers. NetApp’s all-flash array and scale-out NAS offerings rank among the top storage and infrastructure products in the data center market.

The new NetApp AFF A900 system is a large, all-flash storage appliance powered by NetApp OnTap Enterprise Edition software and is designed for enterprise environments. The high-resiliency NVMe storage system eliminates disruptions to mission-critical operations, minimizes performance tuning and safeguards data from ransomware attacks.

NTT GroupAbhijit Dubey, CEOHeadquarters: Tokyo

NTT Data’s acquisition of U.S.-based data analytics and advisory specialist Aspirent added over 230 data advisers and technologies to the company’s team.

NTT has dozens of data centers around the world, with seven in the U.S. that provide carrier-neutral telecommunications. The Aspirent buy will boost its digital transformation services team and data engineering capabilities across technology partners such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Databricks and Snowflake.

Last year NTT Group created NTT Data, a new consolidated business focused on providing IT services and led by a team of 140,000 professionals.

Rajiv Ramaswami, President, CEO
Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Nutanix is a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure, which integrates compute, storage and network resources, allowing it to be managed as a one entity. HCI provides a single management interface that abstracts the underlying hardware and enables administrators to manage the entire stack from a single place. Nutanix’s streamlined and flexible approach to data center infrastructure helps organizations save time while improving performance and reliability.

Jensen Huang, Founder, President, CEO
Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Nvidia’s BlueField DPU technology is increasing the amount of compute that is capable in the data center. It offloads maintenance and non-revenue-generating work to discrete processors, freeing up compute for paid workloads. Nvidia and several vendor partners unveiled products built with the new technology including VMware’s VSphere 8. The 2022 announcements followed the $7 billion acquisition of Mellanox Technologies in 2020 to enhance Nvidia’s data center business.

The chipmaker’s end-to-end accelerated computing platform, integrated across hardware and software, gives organizations a robust infrastructure that supports develop-to-deploy implementations across all workloads.

Safra Catz, CEO
Headquarters: Austin, Texas

The growing demand for Oracle Cloud has spurred the company to spend billions on new data centers across the globe. Oracle’s public cloud is delivered by networks of cloud regions distributed around the world. Each provides secure, high-performance local environments, organized into separate, secure cloud realms. Organizations can move, build and run all workloads and cloud applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure while complying with regional data regulations.

The cloud giant has data centers in 20 counties with 37 Oracle Cloud Regions that provide high-performance environments, along with over 80 cloud service offerings.

Scale Computing
Jeff Ready, Co-Founder, CEO
Headquarters: Indianapolis

Scale Computing is coming off a massive year that saw it debut a line of edge servers with Intel.

The company is ready to embrace change as it specializes in hyperconverged and virtualization in the data center and at the edge.

Scale Computing’s HC3 appliances combine virtualization, servers, storage and backup and disaster recovery into a single offering, eliminating the need for third-party components or licensing. The highly efficient virtualization infrastructure is easy to use and maintain, with the goal of cost savings.

Schneider Electric
Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman, CEO
Headquarters: Rueil-Malmaison, France

With energy supply as one of the top concerns of business leaders, Schneider Electric is in a position to offer some guidance with its lineup of uninterruptible power supply units, software and cooling offerings in the data center.

Its EcoStruxure offerings manage the energy and sustainability footprint of an enterprise, and its platforms collect, analyze and automate information around sustainability goals. Schneider Electric’s resource adviser centralizes that data in one place so that artificial intelligence and human expertise can take advantage of those numbers.

Schneider Electric’s configurable rack-based offerings bring power, cooling, management and security together to support edge deployments.

Avner Papouchado, Founder, CEO
Headquarters: El Segundo, Calif.

Serverfarm has been growing rapidly across Europe and the Middle East with more than 750 locations now under management across more than 45 countries that provide its Data-Management-as-a-Service offering, InCommand.

Through Serverfarm’s cloud-based InCommand Services platform, organizations maximize operational efficiencies and gain better control over their IT infrastructure.

SkyBox Datacenters
Rob Morris, CEO
Headquarters: Dallas

With locations across in the country in some of the most desirable markets, SkyBox Datacenters is making a push to take share in 2023 under CEO Morris.

SkyBox sells custom turnkey data centers for either enterprise or colocation customers who may have various mechanical and electrical requirements. SkyBox sells its services at each phase of the data center life cycle, from design to build to operations.

Stack Infrastructure
Brian Cox, CEO
Headquarters: Denver

Stack Infrastructure is one of the fastest-growing data center players in the U.S. thanks in part to its focus on hyperscaler customers. Stack unveiled 10 new data center campus projects last year, including a 216-megawatt campus in Virginia, a 56-megawatt campus in Toronto, a 72-megawatt campus in Japan and it increased the size of its flagship Portland campus with 200 megawatts of current and expansion capacity.

Since its founding in 2019, Stack has expanded internationally, entering the Asia-Pacific market with its new regional headquarters in Singapore. It also opened a data center campus in Toronto.

Charles Liang, Founder, Chairman, President, CEO
Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Supermicro’s broad portfolio of data center products—including the all-flash NVMe storage, high-performance computing severs, motherboards, chassis and networking— make it one of the global market leaders in high-performance computing, high-efficiency servers and storage technology in data centers.

Supermicro’s new servers are powered by the fourth-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and deliver up to 60 percent better workload-optimized performance. The Intel Sapphire Rapids chip inside Supermicro’s new servers also improved security and perform more quickly due to integrated artificial intelligence, storage and cloud acceleration technology.

T5 Data Centers
Pete Marin, President, CEO
Headquarters: Atlanta

T5 Data Centers, which was a pioneer in the Portland, Ore., area with its Hillsboro facility in 2014, partnered with Flexential to open its most recent facility there in September. The new 54-megawatt site had been under construction since 2020.

T5 operates data centers in 22 markets, providing customized built-to-suit, wholesale turnkey and powered shell data centers focused in the U.S. T5’s life-cycle services platform includes ongoing facility management and operation services. The company is underway with plans to build a 200-megawatt data center campus in Georgia.

Jerry Kent, CEO
Headquarters: St. Louis

TierPoint has expanded its data center footprint, opening a new facility in St. Louis, and has built out its managed services offerings.

The data center provider won a $500 million investment from Argo Infrastructure Partners in February 2022 and then launched its private cloud service later in the year.

In August, the company finished construction on a Tier III data center in St. Louis and said that World Wide Technology had signed on as an anchor tenant. TierPoint runs 40 data centers in the U.S., along with a comprehensive portfolio of IT infrastructure solutions. TierPoint launched its own private cloud on Dell Apex, which features Private Cloud Powered by VxRail, for faster provisioning and shorter subscription terms.

Vantage Data Centers
Sureel Choksi, President, CEO
Headquarters: Denver

Vantage Data Centers focuses on large cloud providers and enterprises.

The company opened 13 new data centers in North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific last year and has plans for four more in Montreal, Berlin, Frankfurt and South Africa.

The expansion comes after Vantage Data Centers raised more than $3 billion in debt and equity financing throughout the year, including $368 million in green loans to advance sustainable developments in Quebec City, Canada, and Northern Virginia.

The company had added 11 new campuses in 2021 after it entered the Asia-Pacific and African markets and recently integrated its acquisitions of Agile Data Centers as well as the data center business of PCCW.

Veeam Software
Anand Eswaran, CEO
Headquarters: Columbus, Ohio

Data protection and management software developer Veeam built itself around the SMB, as well as selling to small to midsize enterprises. Since then the company has grown to 450,000 customers worldwide. Among the Fortune 500, 82 percent use Veeam as do 72 percent of the Global 2,000.

Veeam’s roots, however, are in the channel where 35,000 technology partners, resellers and service providers deliver the company’s single-solution data protection for cloud, virtual, physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments.

Giordano Albertazzi, CEO
Headquarters: Columbus, Ohio

Vertiv earlier this year named then-president of the Americas Giordano Albertazzi for the corner office.

The $5.7 billion data center company designs and sells products across the data center environment, including power and cooling infrastructure, thermal management, racks and enclosures as well as monitoring, management and data center services.

The company has 27,000 employees with customers in over 130 countries. In 2021, Vertiv completed its acquisition of E&I Engineering Ireland Limited, which specializes in power distribution and electrical switchgear solutions.

Raghu Raghuram, CEO
Headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif.

The leader in virtualizing software is poised to become a division of Broadcom under a proposed $61 billion takeover plan.

With VMware in its stable, Broadcom’s software business will be as large as its semi-conductor sales. VMware is the market leader in data center virtualization and a growing force in hybrid and multi-cloud software.

The company’s data center products include server and storage virtualization to network, security and cloud management. VMware CEO Raghuram plans to make VMware the dominant software leader in the multi-cloud era.

Wasabi Technologies
David Friend, Co-Founder, CEO
Headquarters: Boston

The company’s cloud storage offerings have gotten the attention of investors, who last year pored $1 billion into the company, lifting it to unicorn status.

Wasabi said it is adding more storage regions around the globe, including in the U.S. where media customers such as Adobe are using Wasabi to sell into the media and entertainment markets. Wasabi added low-cost storage offerings for broadcasters, studios, post-production houses, sports leagues and teams, and media services companies.