NTT unveil 5th data centre in Malaysia; spurs digital economy growth

NTT Ltd, a leading global technology services company, has announced the roll-out of its fifth data centre in Malaysia to support the country’s growing digital economy.

Located within its NTT Cyberjaya Campus, the 107,000 sq ft Cyberjaya 5 (CBJ5) data centre is designed to meet the requirements of hyperscalers and high-end enterprises.

CBJ5 has 6.5 megawatt (MW) of critical IT load and boasts a Tier IV ready, compact and modular design to provide clients with a flexible and scalable power as well as a 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.

 “The launch of CBJ5 is timely as 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,” Japanese Ambassador to Malaysia Hiroshi Oka pointed out.

“This will be instrumental in making Malaysia the ‘Heart of Digital ASEAN’ by 2025 as outlined by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).”

As of July 2020, Malaysia’s digital economy is worth over RM270 bil and this equates to roughly 18% of Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP).

Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting lockdown has spurred this growth. As the pandemic accelerated the digitalisation of businesses in Malaysia, economic activities have increasingly moved online during this period.

NTT Malaysia CEO Henrick Choo projects the demand for data storage and managed hosting services to grow exponentially across Malaysia.

“This fifth data centre will meet the expanding needs of organisations to reach their digital business objectives – in particular the financial services industry (FSI) sector – as our data centre complies with the Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) guideline set by Bank Negara Malaysia,” he noted.

“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.”

NTT Malaysia has been operating the Cyberjaya campus data centre for the past 24 years – Feb 3, 2021

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