EdgeConneX takes on Malaysia market with three new data centers

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EdgeConneX takes on Malaysia market with three new data centers

Global data center solutions provider EdgeConneX is expanding its footprint into the Malaysian market with plans to establish high-capacity data centers in three locations nationwide. This move is set to deliver almost 300 MW of combined capacity.

The locations selected for these facilities are downtown Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Jalil and Cyberjaya. The company says these sites will allow EdgeConneX to cater to various customer requirements, offering scalable designs and proximity to major business centers.

Based on data from the World Bank, Malaysia’s GDP in 2022 reached $406.31 billion. EdgeConneX is optimistic about Malaysia’s future growth, attributing its confidence in the market down to infrastructure and information technology investments.

Additionally, the country’s focus on digitalization, cloud computing and AI, supported by its network connectivity and multiple port cities, positions it for high-tech advancement and global connectivity, EdgeConneX executives note.

Kelvin Fong, the managing director for APAC at EdgeConneX, highlights the demand for scalable and high-capacity infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region.

“Our Malaysian data center footprint will contribute to the nation’s digital economy, vibrant tech ecosystem, and passion for progress, fostering increased innovation and collaborative partnerships,” Fong adds.

The planned data centers include one in Kuala Lumpur’s Central Business District with a 19 MW IT Load capacity, a greenfield build in Bukit Jalil’s MRANTI technology park with a 70 MWs IT Load capacity, and a 200+ MWs capacity campus over 30 acres and nine building in Cyberjaya. The latter is also home to various high-tech science parks near Malaysia’s government seat.

Jabez Tan, head of research at Structure Research, emphasizes the appeal of the Malaysian market, attributing it to its closeness to the Singapore connectivity ecosystem and access to aggregated submarine cables, facilitating seamless APAC region connectivity.

“Being in such proximity eliminates performance degradation for a large cross-section of the workloads today,” Tan explains.

In June, EdgeConneX made headlines for unveiling its plans to expand in Israel with a facility in Rishon. Set to be completed by the third quarter of 2023, the company says this 7.5MW data center will enhance local and international ISP connectivity through fiber and peering options.

This project comes on the heels of two prior data center developments in Herzliya and Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv.

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