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Bridge Data to set up fourth hyperscale data centre campus in Malaysia

Bridge Data to set up fourth hyperscale data centre campus in Malaysia

03 Dec 2021

Singapore-based Bridge Data Centres (BDC) has announced the construction of its fourth hyperscale data centre (MY06) campus in Johor, which will involve an investment value of RM2.5 billion over the next five years.

In a statement, the subsidiary of Chindata Group said the company has set Phase 1 of the project to be in place by end of 2022 with Phase 2 expected to be in completion shortly thereafter.

It said the BDC development strategy aims to connect all Chindata Group data centres using dark fibre connectivity, linking with the Malaysian Cable Landing Station to increase the reach of global connection.

The hyperscale campus which is located on 16.19 hectares would operate at a combined capacity of 100 MW IT load located strategically within Kidex Sedenak of the Sedenak Technology Valley.

Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) chief executive officer Datuk Arham Abdul Rahman said the data centre space is economically significant to Malaysia’s transformation towards an advanced digital nation, paving the way for modern businesses.

“The Digital First Programme, with the goal of increasing the use of cloud computing in the public sector announced as part of Budget 2022, signifies the need of data centres as the key to digital transformation,” he said.

He added that the BDC’s commitment is a strong testimony and confidence in the country’s position to become a regional data centre hub.

In addition, Arham said MIDA with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), through the Digital Investment Office would continue its effort in transforming new and existing economic clusters as digital enablers, create high income jobs and encourage digital upskilling of the local workforce and businesses.

In accordance with the government’s nationwide aspiration to achieve 50 per cent of the cloud adoption through cloud data centres for 5G adoption by 2024, BDC is committed to invest in the growing data centre economy that is expected to grow significantly in this region.

Source: Bernama

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