Equinix enters Malaysia with US$40M data center investment

Equinix enters Malaysia with US$40M data center investment

Equinix, a digital infrastructure company, has announced its market entry into Malaysia with plans to build a new International Business Exchange (IBX) data center located in Johor, called JH1. 

With an initial investment of approximately US$40 million, JH1 is scheduled to begin operations in Q1 2024, providing 500 cabinets and 1,960 square meters of colocation space. The world-class IBX data center will support Malaysian companies and multinationals doing business in Malaysia with access to Platform Equinix to bring together and interconnect the foundational digital infrastructure that powers their success. 

Malaysian companies will benefit from the ability to accelerate their evolution from traditional to digital businesses by rapidly scaling their infrastructure, easily adopting hybrid multi-cloud architectures and interconnecting with strategic business partners within the Platform Equinix ecosystem of more than 10,000 customers.

Jeremy Deutsch, President for Asia-Pacific, Equinix, said: “Establishing a presence in Johor strengthens Equinix’s leadership position in Asia-Pacific within a strategic market such as Malaysia, one of the most requested markets in Asia-Pacific by our global customers. 

“I would like to express our gratitude to the Digital Investment Office (DIO), Invest Johor and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) for their assistance and support. We look forward to deepening our collaboration through future expansion, maximizing local businesses’ digital growth potential with rich digital experiences and outcomes.”

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