Microsoft was the company at the top of the list when it comes to leasing the most data center space in 2016.They are the second largest cloud service provides and they signed six large data center leases with five different landlords, across five different markets, according to a report from North American Data Centers.
Between Microsoft and Oracle a 25% increase in leased space was achieved from 2015 to 2016. This represents a historic high for growth.
Out of the top 10 biggest data center leases for 2016, Microsoft owns the top six, while Oracle owns three of the other top ten. The only other company making into the top 10 was Salesforce.