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Major Data Center Facilities & Operators

Annotated listing of major data center operating companies, data center locations, and new data center players.

Major data centers facilities and operating companies, are provided in the directory below, including facility locations and company descriptions.   We provide this as a service to our economic development clients who are looking to understand the substantial scale and number of players in this relatively new industry.   For perspective, Google designed and built its first purpose-built data center (code-named Project 02) in The Dalles (Oregon) in 2006 – just 14 years ago.


A data center is a physical facility where critical data and software applications are situated within a large quantity of vertical racks housing computing and storage devices.


Major Data Center Facilities

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CompanyData CentersAboutEstablished
21Vianet Group, Inc.
Beijing, China
21Vianet operates in more than 20 cities throughout China, with 6000+ enterprise customers. First established 2009.2009
365 Data Centers12October 2020 - Private equity investor Stonecourt Capital has acquired a majority stake Most of its 365's facilities are in secondary markets.
@Tokyo/SECOM Group
Amazon AWS Data Centers104
Apple Data Centers11Apple’s 183-acre Maiden (North Carolina) data center remains the company’s largest, at 505,000 SF. Apple initially started in 2012 with 160 acres in Prineville (Oregon) to build a 338,000 SF data center.
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P.
Toronto, Canada
First established 2008.2008
BT Global Services48First established as BT Ignite in July 2000.
China Telecom
Beijing, China
456China Telecom operates 456 on-net data centers in Mainland China and has a footprint in 187 data centers across 71 key metro hubs globally.
China Unicom
Hong Kong, China
Beijing, PRC
Bain Capital-backed. Based on Bain's merging of two acquisitions: Bridge Data Centres (Singapore) and the data center division of Wangsu Science and Technology Company (Shenzhen).
CoreSite Realty Corporation REIT
Denver, Colorado
22Provides client services across eight key North American markets.
Dallas, Texas
49In August 2017, the company acquired Zenium Data Centers. In July 2015, the company acquired Cervalis for approximately $400 million. First established in 2001.2001
57Cyxtera was created after investors including Medina Capital and Longview Asset Management, bought 57 data centers from CenturyLink.
Data Foundry
Austin, Texas
6Data Foundry was established in 1994 as one of the first 50 ISP's in the U.S. and opened its first Internet Data Center ("IDC") in 1995.1994
DataBankOctober 2020 - DB announces its intention to acquire the colocation business of Zayo Communications.
Bjerke, Norway
7DigiPlex has opened its latest data center at the Holtskogen Business Park at Hobøl in the Indre Østfold municipality. The facility is the company’s fifth Norwegian data center and DigiPlex now operates seven data centers across Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.2000
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. REIT
San Francisco, California
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.
12Digital Realty's acquired the company in 2017 for $7.8 billion Established in February, 2007.2007
Equinix REIT
Redwood City, California

The world’ largest data center provider by revenue. It operates more than 200 data centers across 55 markets around the world.
202Includes Verizon Data Centers, as of April 2017
European Date Centre Association
Facebook Data Centers13Facebook has 13 data centers in the U.S., operating or in development. The tech firm also leases data center space from operators such as Digital Realty Trust and Cloud HQ in addition to building its own sites.
Facebook DeKalb Data Center
DeKalb (Chicago area), Illinois
Announced in 2020.
Facebook Gallatin Data Center
Gallatin (Nashville area), Tennessee
Announced in 2020. 982,000 SF facility; 809-acre project site. Facebook's 13th data center in the U.S.
Facebook Los Lunas Data Center
Los Lunas (Albuquerque area), New Mexico
Facebook New Albany Data Center
New Albany, Ohio
Operational in early 2020.
Global Switch
London, U.K.
Google Data Centers16Google designed and built its first purpose-built data center (code-named Project 02) in The Dalles (Oregon) in 2006 – just 14 years ago.2006
Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands
50+Operates more than 50 data centers in 13 cities worldwide. First established 1998.1998
Level 3 Communications
Broomfield, Colorado
350In 2017, CenturyLink acquired Level 3 in a $30 billion deal. In 2011, Level 3 had acquired Global Crossing, the former tech darling known for laying fiber-optic cable lines at the bottom of the ocean.
Microsoft Azure Data Centers21
NTT Communications
Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan
Subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
QTS Realty Trust, Inc.
2851 Foster Street, Overland Park, Kansas
26Has 26 data center facilities located throughout the U.S. and includes two additional mega data centers located in the northern Netherlands. First established 2003.2003
Sungard Availability Services
Wayne, Pennsylvania
T5 Data Centers542008
Telehouse (KDDI)40
Vantage Data Centers
Santa Clara, California
13July 2020 - Vantage Data Centers is close to securing $1.2 billion in new capital to accelerate its already speedy expansion, the company announced Tuesday.

Colony Capital, the real estate investment trust that already owns a stake in Vantage, has put together a group of investors to participate in a private equity acquisition of a stake in VDS' 12 North American data centers/
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