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Featured Data: One-third of total datacenter space in North America is off-premises

2017 04 26 COTW 02


As of year-end 2016, off-premises datacenters (MTDC & cloud) account for one-third of total datacenter space in North America. While enterprise-owned datacenters continue to account for the majority (66.8%) of total datacenter space, this growing share of off-premises sites indicates that growth of MTDC and cloud datacenters will come at the expense of on-premises infrastructure. By year-end 2020, the share of enterprise-owned datacenters will decline to 57.5%, while cloud-owned datacenter space is expected to surpass MTDC, accounting for 21.7% of the total.

Digital Realty Trust remains the leader among MTDC-owned datacenters in terms of net operational square footage. At year-end 2016, Digital Realty accounted for 14% of the North American MTDC market, followed by Equinix (5.4% share) and CyrusOne (3.6%).

Updated twice a year, 451 Research's Datacenter Monitor provides a historical and projected installed-base view of enterprise, cloud and MTDC datacenters split by region, company size and datacenter type in terms of facilities count, space, racks and UPS power. Updated quarterly, the Datacenter KnowledgeBase is a database of more than 4,700 MTDC facilities covering over 100 metrics per site, including facility location, capacity metrics (space, UPS power, racks) and revenue.

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