NTT opens fifth data centre in Malaysia
03 Feb 2021
CYBERJAYA, Feb 3 — Japanese global technology services provider, NTT Ltd has launched its fifth data centre in Malaysia known as Cyberjaya 5 (CBJ5) to meet the requirements of hyperscalers and high-end enterprises.
NTT in a statement released here today said CBJ5, which is located within NTT Cyberjaya Campus, also aimed to support the growing digital economy in Malaysia.
“CBJ5 has 6.5MW of critical IT load and it boasts a Tier IV ready, compact and modular design, to provide clients with flexible and scalable power, and cooling solution of up to 15kW/rack.
“In addition, CBJ5 has a cooling wall system that is the first of its kind, offering optimum power efficiency and cost-effective cooling system to support high density hyperscalers as well as heavy corporate users in Malaysia,” it said.
NTT said the data centre footprint expansion in Malaysia was part of the ongoing growth strategy by NTT’s Global Data Centers division, which operates the third-largest data centre platform in the world across 20 countries and regions.
It said Malaysia was one of the prime data centre markets in the region due to the abundant availability of resources and favourable government policies concerning data centre infrastructure.
Meanwhile, NTT Ltd Malaysia chief executive officer Henrick Choo said the fifth data centre would meet the expanding needs of organisations to reach their digital business objectives, in particular, the financial services sector as the data centre complies with the Risk Management in Technology guideline set by Bank Negara Malaysia.
“We hope to play a key role in providing the vital data capacity at a high speed to keep Malaysia’s digital ecosystems and the digital economy ticking,” he said.
Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia Hiroshi Oka said NTT in Malaysia has been successfully operating the Cyberjaya campus data centre for over 24 years.
“Its expansion and growth are testimonies to Malaysia’s success in becoming the regional data centre hub in ASEAN.
“I believe the launch of CBJ5 is timely and it will certainly attract more international investors and enterprises to Malaysia as a business and economic hub due to its strong digitalisation efforts and strategic location within Southeast Asia,” he said. –