Microsoft’s Malaysia data center is 40% complete
Microsoft’s Malaysia data center is 40% complete, the state government has announced.
The data center based in Kulai district is expected to stimulate the economy through new investments and provide job opportunities in Johor state.
“The data center will attract Microsoft network companies to come to Johor to invest here … that is the advantage of developing the data center,” said Hasni Mohammad, the eighteenth Menteri Besar (Head of Government) of Johor.
It was also revealed that the state government had received interest from an unnamed Japanese company to build a data center in Johor.
“Many parties have contacted the state government, that want to explore new sectors for investment … this is because Johor is unique and has many potentials to be developed,” said Hasni during the launch of Johor Fights Against Dengue 2020 campaign.
Hasni was confident that the people of Johor will be able to make full use of the Internet and digitalisation opportunities available as a result of Microsoft’s project to make Johor a successful state.
Make cloud-first happen in Malaysia
Adopting and migrating to cloud technologies is becoming a top priority for many organisations in Malaysia.
The Government has been active in encouraging cloud adoption by creating a data exchange hub for ministries and plans for smart cities. As a result, the cloud computing market in the country is expected to be worth US$3.7 billion by 2024, growing at a rate of 13% per year.
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