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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.

Google

Why You Should Watch: Google continues to be one of the biggest data center spenders on Earth. 

Google has consistently been a top three spender on data centers on a global basis for the past several years, according to Synergy Research Group, with one of the broadest data center footprints in the world thanks to tens of billions in investments over the past several years.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company’s plans are big and broad as its cloud services for Google Cloud are skyrocketing. Revenue for Google Cloud jumped 45 percent year over year to $5 billion in its most recent third fiscal quarter.

Google is now laying the groundwork for future data centers in Africa by building the Equiano subsea cable, which will also connect Africa to Europe. The Equiano system is expected to initially turn on and be ready for service in the second half of 2022.

In the first half of 2021, Google, Amazon and Microsoft accounted for over half of the total amount of hyperscale data centers across the globe.

It will be interesting to see what the public cloud and search giant does in 2022 in terms of global data center expansion.

 
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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