Off-grid edge data centre operator Edge Centres in collaboration with the Vietnam National University (VNU) Ho Chi Minh City, has announced the launch of its first Edge Centre in Vietnam.
Edge Centres CEO Jonathan Eaves said in his LinkedIn post that its EC51 will open in the next 20 weeks once works on the campus are completed. This collaboration is the first of its kind in Vietnam, and we are proud to support the initiatives of the VNU, said Eaves.
Edge Centres will also deliver the first solar-powered data centres in Vietnam, allowing students to not only deliver IT projects but also learn about our technology. This is a progressive university with dedicated AI Centre training.
VNU also has a large “start-up” area supporting new companies and their technologies, added Eaves. Recently, Edge Centres announced the building its first site in Kuala Lumpur and is on the lookout for additional sites in Johor, Ipoh and Penang in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan and Vietnam.
This is the Australian company’s first facility outside Australia, and the Asian expansion follows Edge’s successful $12 million Series A fund raising, led by single investor Singapore-based Cloud Link Solutions (CLS).