TO BUILD A 256MW DATA CENTER CAMPUS
Hyperscale campus provider, Vantage Data Centers has just announced that it plans to develop a new data center campus in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, with a planned investment of US $3 billion (RM13.32 billion).
Codenamed KUL2, the new facility will become Vantage’s second data center campus in Cyberjaya, which will be sited on nearly 35 acres of land and will feature 10 data center buildings across 256,000 square meters, collectively expected to deliver 256MW of IT capacity when fully built out.
“Vantage has been expanding our footprint in Malaysia since we entered the dynamic Asia-Pacific market. Our positive experience in Cyberjaya has encouraged us to take further steps to advance the city’s digital infrastructure by building our largest hyperscale campus in the region,” said Giles Proctor, chief operating officer of Vantage’s APAC business.
“We are honored that Malaysia is the location of choice for industry experts like Vantage to establish their data centers. The development of KUL2 as Vantage’s second data center campus serves as proof that Malaysia has emerged as the most desired destination for data center investments in the Asia Pacific region. We are confident that Vantage’s efforts will assume a crucial role in propelling Malaysia to achieve its goal of becoming a digital nation and realizing a 22.6% GDP growth from the digital economy by 2025,” said Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, chief executive officer of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).
Vantage also announced that it is simultaneously expanding its KUL1 campus with a fourth 16MW facility that is currently under development. Combined, both campuses are expected to provide low-latency connectivity to major cities in the region, including Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta.
According to Vantage, the first facility on the KUL2 campus is planned to open for operations in the fourth quarter of 2025.
Recently, Vantage Data Centers also announced the development of a new data center campus in London, with an investment of £250 million.