TeleGeography: NYC Has Most Colo Space

TeleGeography has highlighted an excerpt from its Global Colocation Database looking at the size of colocation facilities. Included in the data is a breakdown of the world’s five largest colo markets, as measured by square meters of floor space. A square meter equates to about 10.76 square feet, so we include conversions for U.S. readers used to assessing facilities by square footage. The top markets, according to Telegeography:

  1. New York City: 916,851 square meters of colo space (9.86 million SF)
  2. San Francisco: 531,071 square meters (5.7 million SF)
  3. Los Angeles: 512,215 square meters (5.5 million SF)
  4. Washington DC:  485,745  square meters (5.2 Million SF)
  5. Chicago: 463,539 square meters ( 4.98 million SF)

The largest market outside the U.S. was London with 247,714 square meters (2.7 million SF) of colo floor space. The report also notes that Asia has the largest data centers, with the average facility featuring 12,831 square meters of floor space (about 138,000 square feet). American data centers average approximately  9,500 square meters (102,000 SF), qccording to TeleGeography.

TeleGeography’s Global Colocation Database, a comprehensive database of 800+ carrier-grade colocation sites in the world’s top 50 markets. In addition to colocation sites, the Database features profiles of more than 170 facility operators and over 250 major bandwidth providers worldwide.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.