With the arrival of December, the number of hyper scale data centers around the world has reached 300 facilities, according to a report from Synergy Research.
The number was nudged upwards with the recent opening of new server farms by Amazon, Google and Alibaba. US still hosts more hyper scale data centers than any other country, being responsible for 135 individual sites or 45 percent of the total 300 hyper scales.
The term ‘hyper scale’ refers not just to the size of a data center, but also its network architecture and the approach to hardware.
“Hyper scale growth goes on unabated and we are forecasting that hyper scale operators will pass the 400 data center mark by the end of 2018,” said John Dinsdale, a chief analyst and research director at Synergy Research Group.
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