Today, GDS held a grand ground-breaking ceremony for its hyperscale data center park located in Nusajaya Technology Park, Johor, Malaysia. Huang Wei, Chairman and CEO of GDS, Dan Newman, Chief Financial Officer, and Qiu Yizhu, Chief Operating Officer attended the event, as well as YAB Datuk Onn Hafiz Bin Ghazi, Governor of Johor, Malaysia, YB Lee Ting Han, Chairman of Johor Investment, Trade and Consumption Commission, H.E. Dato DR Azfar Bin Mohamad Mustafar, Malaysian High Commissioner to Singapore, YB Dato' Hj Abdul Rahman Bin, Johor Bahru City Officer, Malaysia Salleh, YB Mahadhir Aziz, CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Development Authority (MDEC), Lim Bee Vian, Deputy CEO of Investment Development Department of Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and other local officials and partners.
HUANG Wei, Chairman and CEO of GDS, said: "We are very honored to witness today's groundbreaking ceremony with the leaders of the Federal Government of Malaysia, the Johor State Government, the Malaysian Digital Economy Development Authority, and the Malaysian Investment Development Authority. We are also very grateful for the great support provided by related departments. The data center park in Johor, Malaysia is the company's first project in Southeast Asia, and it is also the extension of the company's data center platform in Southeast Asia. In the future, we will continue to accelerate the process of overseas projects. As part of the "Singapore +1" strategy, the company's data center in Malaysia will meet the diverse needs of local, Southeast Asian and more global enterprises, provide world-class data center services, and promote the development of the global digital economy. "
GDS's super-large data center park in Johor, Malaysia is the company's first project in Southeast Asia. It will fully apply the company's new generation of Smart DC solutions to achieve prefabricated agile delivery, green and intelligent operations, and will actively introduce local renewable energy. . After completion, the total net computer room area of the park will be about 18,000 square meters, and the total IT capacity will reach 54 MW. The first phase of the project (about 18 MW IT capacity) is expected to be completed in 2024.
As an important part of Malaysia's digital transformation, GDS Johor data center will actively support the local digital strategy and radiate to the entire Southeast Asia region, providing important support for regional ecological construction and coordinated development, and promoting the construction of a new global "digital highland".
The Governor of Johor, Malaysia, YAB Datuk Onn Hafiz Bin Ghazi said: "We very much welcome GDS to build a hyperscale data center in Johor. This choice is very timely and once again proves Johor's strength in attracting top domestic and foreign investment. Hope this data center will be the latest milestone in Johor's future development."
YB Mahadhir Aziz, CEO of the Malaysian Digital Economy Development Board, said: "GDS' investment in the construction of a data center in Johor is in line with the direction of Malaysia's digital initiative and is of great significance to the development of Malaysia's digital economy. The world-class infrastructure construction and operation expertise will also further strengthen Malaysia’s position as the digital hub of ASEAN.”
Today, the rapid development of the digital economy in Southeast Asia has attracted the attention and investment of a large number of outstanding companies around the world. With the official start of construction of the data center in Johor, Malaysia, the upcoming construction of a data center park in Batam, Indonesia, and the successful cooperation with Conversant, the leading local CDN provider, and Telecom Malaysia, the company has initially formed to provide services in Southeast Asia. From IT infrastructure to network access complete solutions, and quickly establish a cluster of interconnected data centers centered in Singapore, creating a solid foundation for the development of the local and global digital economy.
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