Vantage To Invest $3B In Second Data Centre Campus In Malaysia
KUL2 campus will provide 256MW of IT capacity to satisfy the rising demand from clients for hyperscale data centre services, according to a statement from Vantage.
The development of a second data centre campus (KUL2) in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, with an additional planned US $3 billion investment was announced on Tuesday by Vantage Data Centers (Vantage), a global provider of hyperscale data centre campuses with headquarters in the United States.
Following completion, the KUL2 campus will provide 256MW of IT capacity to satisfy the rising demand from clients for hyperscale data centre services, according to a statement from Vantage.
Vantage’s new campus in Cyberjaya will be 35 acres and feature 10 facilities spread across 256,000 square metres. Vantage’s new campus in Cyberjaya will be 35 acres and feature 10 facilities spread across 256,000 square metres.
The mega campus will be built to the highest standards of performance, reliability, and security, with multiple layers of physical and virtual security measures in place. It is strategically located to provide low-latency connectivity to major cities in the region.
Vantage is adding a fourth 16MW facility to its KUL1 campus, which is currently under construction, for a total of 287MW of IT capacity. This will enable both campuses to meet the demands of hyperscalers, cloud providers, and large businesses.
The positive experience in Cyberjaya has encouraged Vantage to take further action to advance the city’s digital infrastructure, said Giles Proctor, Chief Operating Officer of Vantage’s APAC business.
Vantage and Cyberview, the developer of Cyberjaya’s tech hub, signed a contract on Tuesday to implement an investment to promote innovation, sustainability, and growth in the area. This investment will meet the demands of both local and international customers.
We are confident that Vantage’s efforts will play a significant role in helping Malaysia achieve its goal of becoming a digital nation and realising a 22.6 percent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) from the digital economy by 2025, according to Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of Vantage.
“The development of KUL2 as Vantage’s second data centre campus serves as proof that Malaysia has emerged as the most desired destination for data centre investments in the Asia Pacific region,” she added (MIDA).
MIDA is committed to supporting Vantage’s success and advancing Malaysia’s position as a digital hub in the region. Mahadhir Aziz, CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), believes Vantage’s investment in Malaysia is one step closer to its objective of establishing Malaysia as the digital hub of ASEAN.
According to him, “The Malaysia Digital (MD) national strategic initiative aims to transform the country’s digital capabilities, improving our value proposition to attract digital investments and grow the digital economy.”
He declared that the organisation is dedicated to assisting Vantage’s presence in this country and the expansion of the country’s data centre industry through various PEMANGKIN initiatives.
This move demonstrates continued confidence in Malaysia’s strong and supportive data centre ecosystem, digitally skilled talent, and world-class infrastructure, he continued.
“Vantage’s new data centre campus not only strengthens Malaysia’s digital infrastructure but also accelerates our ongoing digital transformation.”
Vantage is a company that connects, powers, cools, and safeguards the technology of hyperscalers, cloud providers, and large businesses around the globe. It operates on five continents: North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia and the Pacific (APAC).