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10 Hyperscale Data Center Companies To Watch In 2021

Mark Haranas

From Amazon and Microsoft to Equinix and Nvidia, here are the 10 hyperscale data center companies you need to follow in 2021.


Chairman, CEO: Arvind Krishna

The IBM Cloud network is built on more than 60 data centers in 19 countries and 18 availability zones globally. However, the Armonk, N.Y.-based technology giant took a step back in 2020 to realign its data center strategy under the guidance of new CEO Krishna.

IBM is planning to cut around 10,000 jobs in Europe by mid-2021 with IBM’s legacy IT services business, which handles daily infrastructure operations such as managing data centers, will be hit the hardest.

In addition, as part of the company’s data center modernization strategy for IBM Cloud, the company closed older centers in Dallas, Houston, Seattle and Melbourne, Austrailia, in late 2020. The move is a broad effort to invest in rolling out new data centers and multizone regions to deliver more resilient architectures with better network performance.

It is going to be an interesting 2021 for IBM around data center realignment and whether the company will add any new data centers this year. IBM has been one of the top 10 in terms of worldwide Capex spending on data centers.

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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

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