There are hundreds of companies globally which own, build and operate thousands of Data Centers. But. There is only 3 of them which are capable of very large investments and which are winning and expanding the worldwide network of so-called “Global Data Centres”.
The problem is, how does all the data connect? Are the protocols, shapes, formats, identifiers and locators all changing (clue: yes, they are). The problem is, which technology base and platform does a firm build its own IT stack up from? The problem is, do we know why we are doing any of this in the first place?