World wide well known company datacenters locations

The latest couple of articles examined in some basic advices to choose a datacenter for your company.

This article exposes the location of world wide well known datacenters which belongs to companies like Google, IBM, Amazon (AWS) and a few others. The objective of this post is to share the location of such datacenters as of typing to these lines; it is based upon the good practice of reducing latency through short geographical separation among the DC and the own company headquarters.

So, let’s go ahead to meet the datacenter location of the chosen companies.

Google

Google’s datacenters are distributed into three major regions around the world, these are: Americas, Europe and Asia.The following image shows in the Google’s datacenter locations by specific country:

Google's datacenters locations
Google’s datacenters

The most noteworthy hosting services offered by Google belongs to their public cloud, in specific:

  • Compute
  • Storage and Databases
  • Networking
  • Big Data
  • Machine learning
  • Management tools
  • Developer tools
  • Identity and security

You may check out an updated list of Google’s datacenter in this link.

IBM

The giant IBM sustains a dense amount of datacenters spread around the world. While categorized all them under a cloud offering, IBM, divides the objective of each datacenter according to a certain purpose. For example, IBM e-mail optimization is present in the US, Canada, India, China, Russia, Netherlands and Switzerland.

In short, IBM has world wide datacenter presence. I’d say, in Americas, EMEA and APAC. Let’s see to some examples:

  • Americas: US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and others.
  • EMEA: UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Israel and others.
  • APAC: India, China, Japan, Philippines and others.

You can download a full list of IBM datacenter locations and offerings from this PDF link.

Amazon Web Services

The global datacenter infrastructure of Amazon (AWS) is currently distributed into eighteen countries. There is work in progress for new datacenters in Canada, China, France and the UK.

Amazon is well known to replicate content in what they call availability zones, this allows for faster data access in the same region -US East (Ohio) to mention one- and improved content availability, fault tolerance and reduced latency.

The following image shows in AWS availability zones.

Amazon's availability zones
Amazon’s availability zones

The Amazon datacenter locations are published here.

DigitalOcean

The increasing developer’s needs for cloud computing services that ranges from a few dollars ($5) up to company grade hosting solutions justified to emerge DigitalOcean. This company has datacenters in America, Europe and Asia.

The following image shows in DigitalOcean’s datacenter locations:

DigitalOcean's datacenters location
DigitalOcean’s datacenters

The business focus of DigitalOcean is to sale VPS (they call them dropplets) and storage blocks. However, they provide miscellaneous services to those products, such as private networking, floating IPs and DNS management. For customers looking to deploy applications right-ahead DigitalOcean offers ready to deploy images for:

  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • WordPress
  • Magento
  • MediaWiki
  • ownCloud
  • and others

Would you have developer’s needs to cover, DigitalOcean is a great provider.

Last words

This article showed the datacenter locations of big companies like Google, IBM and Amazon. It examined the major offerings in those datacenters. Google and Amazon (AWS) are specailly dedicated to cloud services. On the other hand, IBM has a strong infrastructure dedicated to both hybrid cloud and on-premises hosting (colocation).

I have noted DigitalOcean because even when they’re not in the colocation business, they offer attractive hosting solutions in their datacenters. I think DigitalOcean is becoming a reference in the hosting tools for world wide developers. You should definitively sign-up for the cloud hosting services for developers this company offers.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is another big company that offers hybrid cloud and colocation for enterprise-grade customers; however, I was unable to find out online information about their datacenter locations. Anyway, based upon customer’s opinions I won’t hesitate to recommend HP for your company hosting needs. Please check out the HPE Helion website and begin your company journey to the cloud.

Finally, for advice in to choose one or another datacenter for your company please check out my previous articles. You may find them here and here. They will become very useful to decide in a major hosting company or a local one.

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