NTT has just announced the launch of its fifth data center in Malaysia, a hyperscale facility located within the company’s Cyberjaya data center campus.

Codenamed Cyberjaya 5 (or CBJ5), the new Tier IV data center is expected to deliver up to 6.5MW of critical IT load capacity with a total space of 107,000 square feet. The facility also boasts of a compact and modular design, to provide clients with a cooling solution of up to 15kW/rack.

“The demand for data storage and managed hosting services is expected to grow exponentially across Malaysia,” said Henrick Choo, CEO, NTT Ltd. in Malaysia.

“This fifth data center will meet the expanding needs of organizations to reach their digital business objectives, in particular the FSI sector, as our data center complies with the Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) guideline set by Bank Negara Malaysia.”

With the intention of attracting hyperscalers and large enterprises, NTT announced that CBJ5 features a cooling wall system that is the first of its kind, offering optimum power efficiency and cost-effective cooling system to support high density hyperscalers as well as heavy corporate users in Malaysia.

“Furthermore, CBJ5 will drive business opportunities in Asia through the upcoming MIST cable system which will link all our large-scale data centers in the region. Our continued commitment to Malaysia will help position NTT as a technologically innovative leader to address the industries of the future,” said Ryuichi Matsuo, Executive Vice President for NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centers division.

“NTT in Malaysia has been successfully operating the Cyberjaya campus data center for over 24 years. Its expansion and growth are testimonies to Malaysia’s success in becoming the regional data center hub in ASEAN. I believe the launch of CBJ5 is timely and it will certainly attract more international investors and enterprises to Malaysia as a business and economic hub due to its strong digitalization efforts and strategic location within Southeast Asia. This will be instrumental in making Malaysia the ‘Heart of Digital ASEAN’ by 2025 as outlined by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC),” said Hiroshi Oka, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia.

The company further mentioned that this data center footprint expansion is part of the ongoing growth strategy by NTT’s Global Data Centers division, adding that, Malaysia is one of the prime data center markets in the region due to the availability of resources and favorable government policies concerning data center infrastructure.