Expansion in hyperscale data centres

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Data from Synergy Research Group shows that the number of large data centres operated by hyperscale providers hit the 300 mark in December 2016, after a flurry of year-end data centre openings by Amazon, Google and Alibaba.

One notable feature of the global footprint is that despite a major ongoing push to locate new operations in countries around the world, the US still accounts for 45% of major cloud and internet data centre sites. The next prominent locations are China and Japan, with 8% and 7% respectively.

The three leading countries are then followed by the UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Germany and India, each of which accounts for 3-5% of the total.

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