With the CapEx of the third quarter of the year out, the hyperscale operators topped with 26 billion dollars, going by the latest numbers from the Synergy Research Group. This continues the legacy forward with a strong year of hyperscale CapEx spending, that increased by 53 percent from the first three quarters this year.
The last 10 quarters have witnessed the top five group of spenders being always consisted; where Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook, achieved an aggregate of 70 percent hyperscaleCapEx. Later, Microsoft CapEx has reached a record level in this quarter, while CapEx of the other four leaders has dropped off marginally when compared with the previous quarter. Alibaba’s CapEx has further leaped in this quarter, way ahead of other hyperscale operators. The hyperscale CapEx are seemingly growing towards expanding and equipping huge data centres, with an increased number of 423 centres. The research is based on IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, search, social networking, and e-commerce. Out of which the top five leading hyperscale spenders are Alibaba, Baidu, IBM, JD.com, NTT, and Tencent.
It is evident that Business at the hyperscale operators is booming by analyzing the last four quarters revenue growth with an average of 24 percent. Now they are planning to invest into an ever-growing percentage of their revenues in CapEx for data centre technology vendors and colocation/wholesale data centre operators.