EdgeConneX enters Malaysia’s data center market

Sept. 12, 2023
The data center provider plans to build data centers in three markets, offering nearly 300 MWs of capacity.

EdgeConneX, a Hyperlocal to Hyperscale Data Center Solutions provider, has entered the Malaysian market with plans to build highly proximate and high-power data centers that will deliver nearly 300 MW combined capacity. Located in critical locations across Malaysia, the new EdgeConneX data centers in Kuala Lumpur's Central Business District, Bukit Jalil, and Cyberjaya offer customers the ability to access customized configurations to meet any requirement. 

The timing of the new build comes at a time when the country is seeing technological growth. Malaysia will continue its rise with significant infrastructure and information technology investments, partly driven by increased digitalization and the adoption of advanced technologies such as cloud computing and AI. This growth is aided by the country's dense network connectivity, available and scale power, multiple port cities, and connections to 22 submarine cables that provide low-latency access to other countries across the globe.

The three new Malaysia data centers offer various benefits for customers:

Kuala Lumpur Central Business District (CBD): The data center will be built within the downtown business district of Malaysia's modern capital, Kuala Lumpur. Offering 19 MW IT Load capacity, this facility will provide customers with ample opportunity for customized, build-to-suit configurations and highly proximate, low latency solutions to the capital city.

Bukit Jalil: As a prosperous suburb of more incredible Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Jalil is home to several educational, technological, and medical institutions. With nearly 70 MWs IT Load capacity, this EdgeConneX site is a greenfield build in the MRANTI technology park, offering ample power to address hyperscale and large-scale cloud or AI deployments.

Cyberjaya: Located in a region focused on research and development in knowledge-based industries, Cyberjaya is home to several high-tech science parks near Malaysia's government seat. The EdgeConneX data center campus will have over 200 MW of capacity and consist of nine buildings spread over 30 acres, providing the scalable capacity and power to meet a whole array of customer requirements in the future.

Jabez Tan, head of research for Structure Research, noted that the Malaysian market is attractive because of its proximity to the Singapore connectivity ecosystem. “The ability to access the densely aggregated set of submarine cables will allow companies across Malaysia to connect to the rest of the APAC region from a single location,” he said. “Being in such proximity eliminates performance degradation for a large cross-section of the workloads today."

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Sean Buckley

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