NTT launches fifth data center in Malaysia
Published 3 February 2021
Japanese telecommunications giant NTT Ltd. has launched its fifth data center in Malaysia.
Named Cyberjaya 5 (CBJ5), the new 107,000 square feet data center facility is located within NTT’s campus in Cyberjaya, Malaysia’s administrative center and technology hub.
CBJ5 is a Tier-IV ready facility as certified by the Uptime Institute and has a critical load of 6.5 MegaWatts (MW). It also has a cooling system of up to 15 kilowatt (kW) per rack, allowing for power and cost efficiency for high density hyperscalers and corporations in Malaysia.
Japan’s Ambassador to Malaysia Hiroshi Oka said that this new data center, as well as NTT’s 24-year presence in Malaysia serve as testimonies to Malaysia’s success as Southeast Asia’s regional data center hub.
“This will be instrumental in making Malaysia the ‘Heart of Digital ASEAN’ by 2025 as outlined by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC),” he continued.
According to Henrick Choo, CEO of NTT Ltd. Malaysia, the new data center also complies with the Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) guidelines set by Malaysia’s national bank, Bank Negara. As such, it is able to meet the increasing digitalisation demand from domestic organisations that are hoping to reach their digital business objectives.
“We hope to play a key role in providing the vital data capacity at a high speed to keep Malaysia’s digital ecosystems and the digital economy ticking,” he said.
More data centers are coming to Malaysia in 2021
NTT’S is not the only data center player in Asia that has set sights on Malaysia. Singapore’s Bridge Data Centers has also recently announced plans to build a third data center in the country which is expected to launch in the second quarter of 2022.
Last year, local AI company G3 Global also revealed that it plans to build the largest hyperscale data center in the country.
Data center expansions by these companies highlight Malaysia’s position as a premier data center market in Southeast Asia. With an abundance of land and water resources, competitive operating costs, and favourable government policies surrounding data center infrastructure, Malaysia is primed to become one of the region’s leading tech and data center hubs.