Hyperscale operators are defined as giant companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google who need to deploy computing extensively. One might think that there would be a limited number of highly specialized data centers of this kind, but recent research by Synergy Research
Synergy reported that the year ended with over 390 web-scale data centers worldwide, with
These operators often build their own equipment to cater to the specific needs of their customers immense computer requirements. By designing their own hardware and software, these companies can control every aspect of the computing experience to gain the maximum level of efficiency, which is critical to the massive scale of these organizations.
For this they need to be able to understand and manipulate every configurable element, which is usually not possible when buying devices from the shelf. Because of these unique requirements, it limits the number of companies that make this type of data center one of the largest technology companies in the world.
As these companies continue to grow in this exclusive club, they will continue to need an additional Hyperscale presence throughout the world, and Synergy reports that 69 additional facilities were in different stages of planning or construction, but not completed, when the year was closed. At the current pace, Synergy predicts that by the end of 2019, there will be over 500 worldwide.
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