10 Data Center Companies to Watch in 2022

24 Jan 2022 by Michael Kriech

The data center market smashed M&A records in 2021 as investors saw the massive value in the colocation sector. Hyperscalers such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google also spent millions of dollars of their own money building new facilities to accommodate the huge surge in demand for cloud services. The name of game last year was red hot growth, and the industry doesn’t appear to be cooling down any time soon.

In addition to investors and organizations alike recognizing the value of increasing offerings to clients, COVID-19 continues to fuel work from home opportunities for employees leading to a surge in enterprise demands for cloud solutions. As a result, the global data center market is expected to balloon up to $143 million by 2027. That’s an annual growth rate of 13% over the next several years!

Our team here at datacenters.com has taken the time to break down the 10 organizations you’ll want to keep an eye on in the coming year. With an eye toward the future and the ability to offer customized enterprise solutions, these providers are poised for big year in 2022.

ZenLayer

Zenlayer, a software defined network and services provider, is headquartered in Los Angeles and Shanghai with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shenzhen. Enterprises utilize Zenlayer’s SDx platforms to instantly enable worldwide connectivity and deliver superior user experience. Zenlayer offers on-demand bare metal cloud, SD-WAN cloud connect, edge computing and colocation in 100+ data centers on six continents.

Zenlayer offers on-demand edge cloud services in over 220 PoPs around the world, with expertise in fast-growing emerging markets like India, China, and South America. Businesses utilize Zenlayer’s global edge cloud platform to instantly improve digital experiences for their users with ultra-low latency and worldwide connectivity on demand.

PhoenixNap 

phoenixNAP is an award-winning global IT services provider, offering cutting-edge technology solutions from strategic locations worldwide that are easy-to-deploy, come at affordable OpEx payment options, quick response times, and a strong up-time. Providing comprehensive disaster recovery solutions, DDoS-protected global network, hybrid IT deployments with software and hardware-based security, phoenixNAP fully supports its clients’ business continuity planning.

They design and develop world class products and services for clients of all sizes, specializing in performance, security, and availability. 

Evoque

Evoque Data Center Solutions is a provider of high-performance, enterprise-grade, data center services focused on offering cost-efficient colocation solutions. Whether you're leveraging a hybrid IT environment, expanding your network, or scaling your interconnectivity, Evoque Data Center Solutions is eager to help. Design your environment on top of Evoque's global colocation infrastructure, built with cloud connectivity, carrier neutrality, and point-to-point connectivity.

Digital Realty 

Digital Realty's global data center footprint gives customers access to the connected communities that matter to them with 290 facilities in 47 metros across 24 countries on 6 continents.

Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of customers across the world, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking, to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.

Equinix

Equinix, Inc. connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees, and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 50+ markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. Thousands of leading enterprises have a presence in their global data centers, putting new opportunities with service providers, partners and customers within easy reach.

Coresite 

Businesses choose CoreSite because they know that connectivity should come with optionality and that they can grow cost-effectively from a single cabinet to a large-scale deployment in major metros while still accessing the cloud, network and IT providers they need. Their network-rich, cloud-enabled data center campuses are tethered by high count dark fiber, enabling scalable growth within, and access between markets.

Sungard 

Sungard Availability Services helps businesses transform their IT environments, ensuring they are resilient and recoverable. They leverage their experience across a broad range of IT landscapes to align the right workloads with the right infrastructures—whether hybrid cloud, legacy or something in-between. As a result, customers can streamline and manage complexity, minimize risk and adapt to change, while capitalizing on the opportunities that digital transformation offers.

INAP

INAP is a global provider of performance-driven, secure hybrid infrastructure solutions, enabling technology leaders to simplify their IT journeys and accelerate innovation. INAP’s expansive suite of bare metal cloud, modern data center, optimized network and intelligent managed services solutions help businesses flexibly and reliably move workloads to the right destination at the right time—reducing risk and maximizing value.

Quadranet

QuadraNet was originally formed in 2001 as a telecommunications provider in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. As thier client base grew, they adapted to the evolving industries and expanded their service offerings over time to encompass a larger variety of Internet-based products and services. They eventually grew to become a full-service data center provider, providing colocation, dedicated servers, cluster management, and complex hosting solutions.

With 20 years of experience developing, managing, and implementing technologies, QuadraNet services thousands of customers providing cost effective solutions, fast delivery times, and superior customer support that sets a new standard in what a customer should expect in partnering with their IT provider.

Flexential

Flexential offers two levels of service, including a fully managed solution for businesses that don’t want to worry about managing their systems. Experts will handle data backup, security systems, compliance requirements and hardware associated with the BaaS solution, eliminating any need for a customer’s internal IT staff to interact with or monitor backups.

For customers who are experts in data backup, Flexential has a self-managed option that allows them to leverage Flexential's robust infrastructure while assuming responsibility for solution management themselves. Flexential also offers the ability to scale the storage capacity, retention times and bandwidth on demand, giving customers the flexibility to overcome challenges and keep their business operating as usual.

Author

Michael Kriech

Michael brings twenty-three plus years of IT and telecommunications experience to Datacenters.com. With a wide range of expertise, Michael assists his clients in determining the best solutions needed for their technology roadmap. As information technology infrastructure evolves, Michael continues to suggest and present comprehensive, stable, and scalable solutions. This helps clients take advantage of the best and latest technologies that support company objectives while freeing up time to concentrate on core competencies. With a passion for helping organizations meet their goals, Michael is willing to go the extra mile to support his clients. A Navy Veteran and proud husband and father, Michael and his wife (Jessica) spend their spare time raising puppies as a volunteer for Canine Companion for Independence (CCI).

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