Vantage Data Centers introduces its second Kuala Lumpur data center
- Vantage Data Centers continues its rapid expansion across Asia Pacific to meet customer demand
- Vantage Data Centers announced the on-time delivery of a second data center (KUL12) on its Cyberjaya campus in Kuala Lumpur
With practically everyone online and the internet becoming a daily necessity, there is an unprecedented demand for data and real-time data transmission. Hence, the demand for computers and other networking equipment that can handle these requests is what spurred the development of the modern data center, particularly in Malaysia.
Due to its strong connection and high internet penetration, Malaysia is regarded as the preferable location for data centers in Southeast Asia after Singapore and Indonesia. The latest research report from Arizton predicts that the market for data centers in Malaysia would expand at a CAGR of about 7% between 2022 and 2027.
In addition, Cyberjaya is the key location in Malaysia for data center development, with 14 data center facilities accounting to about 75% of the existing capacity in Malaysia.
Among the numerous investors in Malaysia’s data center market, Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, is one that have expedited and future plans to fuel the country’s data center growth.
Vantage Data Centers expansion plan in Malaysia
Vantage Data Centers recently announced the on-time delivery of a second data center (KUL12) on its Cyberjaya campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To accommodate consumer demand in the region, the company is also building a third facility (KUL13) on the expanding complex.
KUL12 is a four-story data center with a number of sustainable features, including the use of a closed-loop chilling system that requires almost no water for cooling. It is situated on a four-acre site in the Malaysia Digital Districts. Since development began in May 2021 and lasted about 1 million working hours, no lost-time injuries have occurred. With 194,000 square feet of space, KUL12 and the flagship KUL11 building offer a combined 10MW of IT capability.
Another facility being built by Vantage on the Cyberjaya campus is KUL13. KUL13 will open its doors to customers in the first half of 2023 and provide local businesses and hyperscale clients with an additional 5MW of capacity.
According to Brian Groen, President of Vantage’s APAC division, the company is aggressively investing in new projects in Malaysia to meet rising customer demand and help the nation achieve its goal of being a global center for the digital economy.
“We are excited to open the doors to this additional data center while continuing our expansion and investment in greater Kuala Lumpur,” he added.
Mahadhir Aziz, CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) also expresses his gratitude towards having Vantage Data Centers as part of Malaysia’s thriving digital economy. And that the country’s strong and supportive data center ecosystem, digitally savvy workforce, and world-class infrastructure are evidenced by their presence.
“Vantage’s new data center will also strengthen Malaysia’s digital infrastructure and accelerate the nation’s ongoing digital transformation. Moving forward, MDEC is committed to supporting Vantage’s presence here, as well as the growth and development of the nation’s data center industry via the Malaysia Digital (MD) national strategic initiative,” Aziz added.
During the COVID-19 lockdowns, the use of the internet for social media, entertainment, and cloud adoption increased. Thus, Vantage Data Centers have gone a long way since they announced its entry into the Asia Pacific (APAC) market in September 2021 – to further fulfil business demands. Since then, they have made strategic acquisitions, like the acquisition of PCCW Ltd.’s data center business (PCCW DC) and Agile Data Centers.