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10 Data Center Companies You Need To Watch In 2022

Mark Haranas

From Amazon Web Services and Microsoft to Apple and Equinix, here are 10 data center companies you need to watch in 2022 as the data center market surges.

Equinix

Why You Should Watch: Equinix data center innovation and partnerships are broad and vast.  

Equinix is one of the largest data center and colocation providers in the world. What’s most interesting about Equinix, other than its pursuit to expand its data center footprint via acquisitions, is its constant product innovation and strong partnerships.

In December, Redwood City, Calif.-based Equinix unveiled new technologies for Equinix Metal that companies can consume as a service with the latest from AMD, Intel, Nutanix and accelerated computing from Nvidia. Equinix’s innovative custom-build xScale data center approach has also been highly successful with plans to build 32 of its hyperscale-focused xScale data centers across the globe.

On the partnership front, Equinix recently formed a partnership with Dish to provide infrastructure services in support of the U.S.’ first cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G network. The data center giant also recently unveiled a successful collaboration with EllaLink that has created the first-ever high-capacity subsea cable system between Europe and Latin America, becoming fully operationally in November.

On the channel partner front, Equinix told CRN last year that it plans to take over 50 percent of its business through the channel.

With more than 220 data centers globally, Equinix’s innovation engine as one of the world’s largest data center colocation, interconnect and digital services providers will be something to watch in 2022.

 
Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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