EXPANDING ITS MALAYSIAN FOOTPRINT
APAC carrier-neutral data center provider Bridge Data Centres, a subsidiary of ChinData, has just announced its new hyperscale data center facility MY06, which is sited on a 40 acre land in Johor, Malaysia.
Located in the Kidex Sedenak business park, MY06 is designed to deliver a total power capacity of 100MW across three buildings and will leverage the proprietary cooling technology of its parent company.
“We are proud to be able to continue our expansion journey in Malaysia. This hyperscale campus with three buildings, marks our commitment to scalable and reliable solutions and comes with massive hiring and investment opportunities within the industry,” said Lim Dz Shing, president of Bridge Data Centres.
According to Bridge, construction has commenced at the new data center campus site, with plans to develop the facility across multiple phases. As announced, phase 1 of MY06 is expected to come online towards the end of 2022 while Phase 2 is scheduled to be completed shortly thereafter.
Also in 2022, Bridge Data Centres plans to open its third data center in Malaysia (MY03) which was announced in February this year and currently under construction.
Expected to come online in the second quarter of 2022, MY03 is designed to deliver 16MW of total IT capacity, joining Bridge’s two existing data centers in Cyberjaya area (MY01 and MY02) which provide a total IT capacity of 20MW and serve customers that cut across financial institutions, technology companies, government and large cloud services providers.
Also in Johor, Chinese data center developer and operator GDS Holdings Limited is expected to open the first phase of a 54MW data center facility in 2024, designed to deliver a total net floor area of approximately 22,500 square meters and to be sited in a greenfield land parcel in the Nusajaya Tech Park, Johor.
Microsoft Corp. is also expanding its cloud footprint to Malaysia as it announced in April that it plans to establish the company’s first data center region in the Greater Kuala Lumpur area to support the delivery of its cloud services in the country which includes Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and its Power Platform.