First Tier IV data centre in Sabah to be built next year
29 Sep 2023
Sabah is taking information technology to a new level with the establishment of a Tier IV data centre in the state.
Sabah Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey G. Kitingan said the project worth RM119 million by Poseidon Technologies Sdn Bhd is expected to be completed by July next year.
It will be located at the Aeropod mixed development located about 5km from the state capital.
“This is very important as we are moving into a digital economy, green economy, artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
“We need to establish a data centre for these purposes and I hope it will become a catalyst for us to set up other data centres in other areas where it is needed. This will help us to transform from a conventional to a digital economy,” he said adding a ‘Tier IV’ data centre certification signifies the highest level of excellence.
Jeffrey was speaking to the media after a memorandum of understanding signing ceremony between Permodalan Risda Bhd (PRB) and Poseidon Technologies Sdn Bhd here today.
Jeffrey who is Sabah Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Industry Minister and PRB’s director-general Datuk Abdullah Zainal witnessed the MoU signing.
PRB and Poseidon were represented by their respective chief executive officers (CEO), Putera Sidek and Alfian Abd Rahman.
In his keynote speech, Jeffrey said the data centre will have its power generation subject to approval by relevant authorities.
Abdullah said the facility will incorporate green energy elements, utilising solar energy and fossil electricity power in line with the Sabah government’s commitment to preserving the environment.
“It is important to note that this project will be a key driver in transforming Sabah into a digital economy hub and telecommunications centre.”
PRB is a fully-owned entity of Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) which was set up in 1994.