As Hyperscale Data Center Market Explodes, Will The Channel Cash In?

MARK HARANAS | January 17, 2019

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The amount of large data centers operated by hyperscale providers ballooned to 430 by the end of 2018, up 11 percent year over year, with Amazon and Google leading the way building new facilities. And there’s no sign of the market slowing down. There already are 132 hyperscale data centers in the pipeline this year, likely making 2019 a record-breaking year for spending, according to Synergy Research Group. However, it’s a “mixed bag” when it comes to whether data center providers including Cisco, Dell Technologies, Eaton and Hewlett Packard Enterprise and their channel partners will reap all the rewards of the billions being spent on equipping these massive facilities with technology, said John Dinsdale, managing director and chief analyst at Synergy.

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