Hyperscale green data centre testbed, training programme to be set up in Sarawak
01 Sep 2023
A hyperscale green data centre testbed and training programme is poised to be established in Sarawak through the collaboration involving clean energy solutions provider Solarvest Holdings Bhd, the Sarawak Foundation’s subsidiary Centre for Technology Excellence Sarawak (Centexs), Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, and GreenBay CES Sdn Bhd.
Solarvest’s subsidiary Solarvest Borneo Sdn Bhd today inked a memorandum of understanding with the other three companies in Beijing, China, towards fostering the hyperscale green data centre industry in the Borneo region.
In a joint statement, Solarvest said the partnership will bring together the parties’ respective skills and areas of specialisation.
The establishment of the hyperscale green data centre testbed and training programme is expected to spur research and development collaborations and intellectual property creation in clean energy solutions, the statement said.
Solarvest Borneo will contribute its expertise in green energy and energy efficiency solutions, and Centexs will provide a dedicated testbed area for practical data centre operations training.
Meanwhile, Huawei Malaysia will leverage on its technological know-how in cloud computing, enterprise intelligence, renewable energy and data centres to support the training needs of the programme.
Complementing these efforts, GreenBay will lend its expertise in constructing future-proofed data centres in a cost-efficient manner, it said.
“Under this collaboration, the four parties aim to promote environmental responsibility by establishing hyperscale data centres that reduce carbon footprint and optimise resource utilisation.
“Ultimately, this initiative aims to enhance the sustainability, reliability and efficiency of data services,” said the statement.