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What are the Best Datacentres in Europe?

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Colocation datacentre, cloud service provider and network fabric directory Cloudscene presents a first quarterly leaderboard of top 10 datacentres in EMEA, as well as the rest of the world.

Brought about following increasing demand for more transparency and independent data comparing major colocation service providers, the top 10 lists are chosen from a pool of over 4900 service providers listed on Cloudscene. To determine the ranking, the company calculates a combined score using density (number of facilities) and connectivity (number of PoPs).

The EMEA leaderboard for Q1 2017 is as follows:

Cloudreader ranking

Remarkably, Equinix is the top datacentre operator in N. America and Asia as well as EMEA, and owns the top datacentre in the region with the FR5 facility. Another strong contender is Global Switch, with a top 5 spot in all three regions. The top datacentre ecosystem in EMEA is found in London, while NL-ix holds the position of top network fabric in the region.

The leaderboard also shows the spread of connectivity is centralised to N. America and EMEA-- of 14000+ PoPs managed by the datacentre operators, 41.6% are in N. America and 40.4% in EMEA.

Go Cloudscene Launches Datacentre Leaderboard Revealing Rankings for Q1 2017