The firm will make an additional investment of RM13.3b to meet the rising customer demand for hyperscale data centre services
VANTAGE Data Centers, a global leader in hyperscale data centre campuses, has announced plans to develop a second data centre campus in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
The company will make an additional investment of US$3 billion (RM13.32 billion) to meet the rising customer demand for hyperscale data centre services.
The KUL2 campus, located adjacent to Vantage’s existing campus (KUL1) in Cyberjaya, will cover nearly 35 acres (14.16ha) and encompass 10 facilities spanning 256,000 sq m.
In a statement last week, Vantage said the strategically chosen location of the KUL2 campus offers low-latency connectivity to major cities in the region, including Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta.
The state-of-the-art mega campus, said to be built to the highest industry standards, will provide 256MW of IT capacity to accommodate the increasing needs of hyper-scalers, cloud providers and large enterprises.
Vantage said the construction will incorporate multiple layers of physical and virtual security measures to ensure top-level performance, reliability and data security.
Vantage Data Centres aims to open the first facility of the KUL2 campus in the fourth quarter of 2025.
In addition to the expansion, the company is also developing a fourth 16MW facility in its KUL1 campus. Combined, both campuses will deliver a total IT capacity of 287MW.
Giles Proctor, the COO of Vantage’s Asia-Pacific (APAC) business, expressed the company’s commitment to Malaysia, noting that Vantage has been expanding its footprint in Malaysia since we entered the dynamic APAC market.
“Our positive experience in Cyberjaya has encouraged us to take further steps to advance the city’s digital infrastructure by building our largest hyperscale campus in the region.
“With exciting opportunities ahead, Vantage is committed to driving innovation, sustainability, and growth in the region to meet the demands of both global and local customers,” he said.
Vantage sealed the deal with Cyberview, the tech hub developer of Cyberjaya, which has just celebrated its 26th anniversary.
The agreement signifies the company’s dedication to investing in the region and highlights Malaysia’s emergence as a preferred destination for data centre investments in the APAC.
Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) CEO Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman believes that Vantage’s efforts will play a vital role in propelling Malaysia towards its goal of becoming a digital nation and achieving a 22.6% GDP growth from the digital economy by 2025.
Meanwhile, Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) CEO Mahadhir Aziz said the Vantage investment brings Malaysia one step closer towards the goal of firmly establishing Malaysia as the digital hub of Asean.
“The Malaysia Digital national strategic initiative aims to transform the nation’s digital capabilities, enhancing our value proposition to attract digital investments and boost the digital economy,” he said
Vantage currently operates seven campuses across the APAC region, with others under development.
The company’s innovative approach to data centre design has revolutionised reliability, efficiency, and sustainability while providing flexible environments that can rapidly scale to meet market demands. — TMR
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