Equinix’s US$40mil dual metro data centers propel Malaysia’s digital economy ambitions

Equinix’s US$40mil dual metro data centers propel Malaysia's digital economy ambitions
  • exposure to international ecosystems via network- and cloud-deployed digital infrastructure
  • US$ 40m expense helps M’sia technology- up swiftly into&nbsp, online vibrant nation

The newly opened JH1 in Johor, Malaysia.

Equinix, Inc has opened two International Business Exchange ™ ( IBX® ) data centers in Johor ( JH1 ) and Kuala Lumpur (KL1 ). These carrier-neutral facilities, according to the digital facilities company, create a powerful digital infrastructure in Malaysia to support its goal of a digital economy.

A network-dense, cloud-adjacent, and on-demand digital equipment is a necessity as businesses continue to embrace modern transformation and cutting-edge technology like AI.

Platform Equinix ® plays a pivotal role as a facilitator of innovation, economic growth and empowerment for businesses to flourish in Malaysia, hosting more than 2, 000 networks and 3, 000 cloud &amp, IT companies, and partnering with global technology leaders. Importantly, information, finance, gambling and AI companies have now chosen to build their IT system on Platform Equinix in Malaysia. In addition, Day, Maxis, and various leading global and local community services providers have now joined Equinix’s system ecosystem in Malaysia to provide customers with Platform Equinix a highly interconnected and safe environment.

Jeremy Deutsch ( photograph ), President, Asia- Pacific, Equinix, said,” Malaysia is a core business and best location that is very sought after by our important clients. Our unwavering support for the Southeast Asian region demonstrates our belief that it has the ability to drive electric transformation and accommodate a growing digital-savvy population.

Equinix’s US$40mil dual metro data centers propel Malaysia's digital economy ambitions

Equinix’s entry into Malaysia even aligns with the Indonesian government’s 2021 MyDIGITAL initiative, which aims to lay out a plan for the country to accelerate the development of digital goods and services.

Zafrul Abdul Aziz, Malaysia’s Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry ( MITI), said,” Equinix’s decision to expand its presence here reflects its continued confidence in Malaysia’s industrial landscape, which is undergoing key transformative initiatives as outlined in the New Industrial Masterplan ( NIMP ) 2030. One of NIMP’s missions is for Malaysia to tech- away quickly to make us a online attractive nation, and Equinix’s fresh data centers in Kuala Lumpur and Johor will support this mission by enhancing Malaysia’s electronic infrastructure. The most important outcome of Equinix’s purchase is that it will help to create high-quality employment opportunities and spur economic growth, empowering our citizens and businesses to thrive in the modern age.

This venture further underscores our commitment to creating an investor-friendly business environment, according to Sikh Shamsul Ibrahim Sikh Abdul Majid, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Investment Development Authority ( MIDA ). The innovative data centers from Equinix will offer important opportunities for local businesses, particularly those that are nearby, to innovate and develop as they integrate with the global ecosystem.

Essential Information

  • The two- story JH1 facility is situated at Nusajaya Tech Park (NTP ) in Iskandar Puteri, Johor. This information center, carefully located 15 km from Singapore, will meet the growing demand from both local businesses and those operating in neighboring areas.
  • With an initial investment of US$ 40 million, JH1 provides up to 500 cabinets and 1, 800 square meters of coworking area to bolster the government’s modern development.
  • The KL1 facility, located in Cyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur, a key part of the Multimedia Super Corridor in Malaysia, is expected to provide a total of 900 cabinets and colocation space of 2, 630 square meters, once fully built out.
  • Equinix data centers in Malaysia are 100 % covered by renewables. Equinix’s efforts to incorporate clean renewable energy sources into its global operations are on track to achieve climate neutrality by 2030. This initiative extends to all facilities, whether newly constructed or recently incorporated into the company’s portfolio. In 2023, Equinix achieved 96 % Renewable Energy coverage across its global operations.
  • Both JH1 and KL1 will operate effectively in accordance with the A1A standards established by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers ( ASHRAE ). This will help customers reduce their Scope 3 carbon emissions while improving the overall effectiveness of the data centers, as per Power Usage Effectiveness ( PUE) measurements.
  • Equinix will provide robust interconnection and digital services at JH1 and KL1, including Equinix Internet Access in both locations in Q2 2024, Equinix Fabric® and Equinix Fabric Cloud Router in JH1 in Q2 2024 and KL1 in Q3 2024, and Equinix Internet Exchange ® ( IX ) soon after. These services enable seamless connectivity, enhanced scalability, optimized performance and increased flexibility to empower businesses to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape.

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