Data centers are the beating, unseen heart of the modern digital landscape, providing the critical infrastructure necessary to support the rapid growth of digital services. Yet, despite their immense importance, data centers have often remained overlooked. Shedding some light on the industry, Digital Infra recently released its  “Top 250 Data Center Companies in the World as of 2023” report, which ranks companies based on several factors, including the number of facilities, commissioned power capacity in megawatts, portfolio size, and cloud or colocation revenue. 

Below, we have highlighted a few companies that made the list and whose innovative practices are helping to shape the industry:

Sabey, ranked 26th, is a privately-held real estate development and investment company that has spent 40 years designing, constructing, and operating millions of square feet of space, including 3 million for the mission-critical industry. 

365 Data Centers, ranked 51st, is a customer-focused colocation provider that operates 20 state-of-the-art data centers in key locations across the United States. The company delivers best-in-class colocation, cloud, and network Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) that reduces cost and drives innovation for its customers. 

DC BLOX, ranked 70th, is a Tier III data center and connectivity solutions provider empowering local communities through its commitment to capital investments, training, collaboration, and education. With a focus on businesses in growing markets, DC BLOX is helping to create opportunities for individuals and organizations alike.

Evocative, ranked 79th, is a “service-obsessed” provider of colocation, network, cloud, and managed services. Its flexible, hybrid solutions and dedication to its customers have driven their great success.

Quantum Loophole, ranked 105th, is an innovative developer of master-planned data center communities. The company is building the largest data center campus and hyperscale fiber ring ever created in order to expand the highly constricted Ashburn hub. 

Fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty (1547), ranked 117th, is a developer and operator of carrier-neutral data centers, managing over 1.1 million square feet of data center space in North America and Europe. 

ColoHouse, ranked 127th, provides customized colocation and cloud services tailor-made to meet their customer’s IT infrastructure needs. 

Start Campus, ranked 184, is an innovator in the site selection, design, and build of 100% green energy data center ecosystems. The company hopes to achieve carbon neutrality by 2028 through groundbreaking sustainability practices, including repurposing energy grid facilities, harnessing the power of the ocean for cooling, and utilizing its own solar parks with green PPAs.

Bluebird Network, ranked 200, is a communications infrastructure provider and data center operator with more than 11,000 fiber routes miles of high-speed broadband. 

These companies are playing a crucial role in shaping the future of the digital infrastructure industry, meeting the growing demand for digital services and implementing new solutions and practices. From customized colocation and cloud services to sustainable and green energy data center ecosystems, these companies are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the industry.