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10 Coolest Software-Defined Data Center Operators: 2022 SDDC 50

Mark Haranas

Here’s 10 of the coolest software-defined data center operators in 2022 that are paving the way for the future as part of CRN’s 2022 Software-Defined Data Center 50 list.

10 Software Defined Data Center Vendors In 2022 You Should Know

The world leading data center operators are striving to become more flexible and scalable with software-defined strategies to accommodate hyperscale cloud providers and enterprises across the globe.

Data center operators provide a slew of platforms and services around colocation, interconnection, networking and much more that house businesses entire IT environments and infrastructure.

Many of these top-notch data center companies provide much more than simply facilities. From edge computing and data protection software to unified communications and cloud services, the world’s leading data center operators are providing more solutions than ever for customers around data insights and overall digital transformation.

IT research firm Gartner predicts that worldwide spending on data center systems will climb to $218.6 billion in 2022, representing a 5.5 percent annual growth rate. Gartner expects spending on data centers will continue next year at around the same growth rate, reaching $230.4 billion in 2023.

Some of the largest spenders of buying and leasing data center space and capacity include the hyperscale cloud giants like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. The billions spent each year by these cloud hyperscalers are fueling the growth for many of the software defined data center companies on CRN list.

From market leaders like Equinix and Digital Realty to new players such as American Tower as well as longstanding data center standouts like CyrusOne: CRN breaks down some of the leading and more innovative software-defined data center companies on the planet. These 10 companies own, operate and manage hundreds of data centers across the globe.

Here are the 10 software-defined data center operators making waves in the market in 2022.

 

 
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