NEXTDC Limited, Australia’s leading data centre as a service provider has announced its entry into the Malaysian market with its first data centre development in Kuala Lumpur (KL1), a new, world-class data centre facility right in the heart of the Klang Valley metropolitan region, the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia.
Once completed, KL1 will be the first Uptime Institute (UI) Tier IV certified data centre facility in Peninsular Malaysia. Strategically located in Petaling Jaya, the KL1 site is less than 10km from the centre of the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur as well as being close to major network and business hubs in Klang Valley.
The facility is designed to scale rapidly and will grow to approximately 65MW of IT critical power coupled with direct cloud interconnectivity and will welcome customers into the facility from 2025.
KL1 represents NEXTDC’s entry into Asia, which includes some of the largest and most rapidly growing data centre markets globally. NEXTDC considers Malaysia an optimal market for its first step into Asia, with its rapidly growing demand for quality data centre solutions, increasingly sophisticated digital economy, high data consumption per capita and increasing adoption of cloud-based technologies.
NEXTDC intends to market its services in KL1 through its existing ecosystem of more than 750 technology partners, including global hyperscale customers, a considerable number of whom plan to commence operations in Malaysia, as well as existing and new enterprise and government customers.
Using Malaysia as the regional hub for its Asia expansion, NEXTDC will also develop a new Regional Operations Center for multidisciplinary staff to support growth across the Asian region.
This will create the potential for continued investment in the region with many Asian economies experiencing similar strong underlying economic tailwinds as well as rapid take up of digital services.
Over the next 5 to 10 years, NEXTDC will invest approximately RM3 Billion in Malaysia and will also commit to digital skilling and educational initiatives to help empower Malaysia’s ICT and digital workforce to drive Malaysia’s competitive advantage in Asia.