AIMS Group, one of the carrier-neutral data center services providers in Southeast Asia, has announced the construction of AIMS Cyberjaya Block 2 to meet the overwhelming demand for data center space in Malaysia.
According to Chiew Kok Hin, AIMS Chief Executive Officer, they have achieved more than 90% occupancy in AIMS Cyberjaya Block 1 in less than a year. This has accelerated their plans to expand their operational facilities in Malaysia with the construction of Block 2 to meet overwhelming response in the region.
AIMS is collaborating with Gamuda Engineering Sdn Bhd (“Gamuda”) to construct AIMS Cyberjaya Block 2, a turnkey project featuring a purpose-built data center with improved efficiency and building structure, and a total IT load of 8MW.
The Malaysia data center market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.41% during the 2022-2028 period, according to Arizton’s research. Thus, analysts anticipate that Malaysia will become a major Asian hub for data centers and has come out on top as the most desired destination for data center investment.
Some data center players have recently announced their plans to develop data centers in Malaysia. Earlier this year, AirTrunk announced its entry into the country with plans to develop a 150+MW data center which will be the company’s first in Malaysia and ninth in APJ, taking its data center platform to over 1.35GW of capacity.
Additionally, Gaw Capital Partners and A3 Capital formed a joint venture platform with the launch of the first Infinaxis data center in the country.
Last month, some players also invested in the country. MN Holdings Bhd partnered with China’s Shanghai DC-Science Co Ltd to work together on building a high performance data center in Malaysia with the project being valued at an estimated US$600m. DigitalBridge Group also invested multi billion ringgit in data center investment in the country.