Singapore-headquartered carrier-neutral data center provider Bridge Data Centres, has today announced it plans to build a third data center in Malaysia, located in Bukit Jalil region of Kuala Lumpur.

Codenamed MY03, the new data center is designed to deliver 16MW of total IT capacity, joining Bridge’s two existing data centers in Cyberjaya area which provide a total IT capacity of 20MW and serve customers that cut across financial institutions, technology companies, government and large cloud services providers.

“We are delighted to have embarked on this expansion journey in Malaysia, which is witnessing an accelerated demand for quality and scalable data center providers due to digital transformation and cloud adoption across the country,” said Mr Lim Dz Shing, President of Bridge.

“The new data center will combine with the two existing nearby facilities and form a hyperscale data center cluster, to provide our clients with a highly scalable and reliable solution in a cost-effective manner.”

The company’s current operational data centers in Malaysia MY01 and MY02, were acquired from Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), a Malaysian Government Pension Fund. Both facilities feature approximately one million square feet of space, which Bridge leverages to support its colocation operations in Asia Pacific.

“We are extremely proud of Bridge Data Centres’ commitment and their continuous support in Malaysia as it will help propel Malaysia’s progression to becoming a regional data center hub and reinforcing the nation’s position as the Heart of Digital ASEAN,” said MDEC’s Chief Executive Officer, Pn. Surina Shukri.

“While more businesses in Malaysia have started to understand the value of data and the benefits it brings to the local economy, especially in terms of job creations and upskilling of the local workforces, MDEC will continue to inspire digitally-skilled Malaysians and digitally-powered businesses on their data transformation journey.”

As announced, the MY03 is scheduled to be available to customers in the second quarter of 2022.