GDS, a leading developer and operator of high-performance data centres, celebrated the opening of its Nusajaya Tech Park Data Center Campus in Johor, Malaysia.
GDS Nusajaya Tech Park Data Center Campus, also known as GDS NTP Data Center Campus, is the first data centre that GDS has launched in South East Asia. Phase 1 of the campus, consisting of Nusajaya 1, 2, 3 data centres (NTP1, 2, 3) boasts a total net floor area of 22,500 square metres, along with a total IT power capacity of 69.5MW. The campus incorporates advanced green designs and is powered by GDS’ most innovative Smart DC solution, enabling swift delivery within 14 months of NTP1 and ensuring high efficiency and low-carbon operations.
“As the first and only data centre player that has identified SIJORI region as a strategic location for data centre deployment, GDS enjoys a significant first-mover advantage and possesses extensive industry know-how,” said William Huang, Chairman and CEO of GDS. “To create synergies, we actively seek to build up an ecosystem through attracting strategic partners and customers from the AI sector as well as other high-tech industries. We are confident that our NTP data centre campus will serve as a catalyst for the region’s journey towards a world-class AI computing hub.”
In the era of AI, the digitalisation journey in South East Asia is driving a surge in demand for robust digital infrastructure. GDS has strategically positioned its data centres in key cities within the SIJORI region, comprising Singapore, Johor in Malaysia and the Riau Islands Province in Indonesia. By leveraging the competitive advantages of these locations, GDS is uniquely positioned to spearhead the digitalisation of the entire SIJORI region, catering to the growing digital demands of this AI-driven era.
YB Senator, Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI), added: “Data Centre projects such as the GDS Nusajaya Tech Park Data Center Campus are very much aligned with Malaysia’s upcoming New Industrial Master Plan 2030 (NIMP 2030), one of whose missions is to create a digitally vibrant nation. Apart from reaffirming Malaysia’s growing stature as a premier investment destination for data centres, they also pave the way for MSMEs to tap into more digital opportunities and for creating higher-paying, knowledge-based jobs.
“With Malaysia’s data centre market share projected to grow at roughly 16% (or US$2.08 billion) annually from 2021 to 2026, Malaysia is well-poised to unlock the boundless potential that Digital Transformation offers. This will certainly uplift our rakyat and businesses, while underscoring our nation’s commitment to digital innovation, sustainability and future economic growth.”
A recent report published by Cushman & Wakefield has identified Malaysia as one of the prime data centre markets in South East Asia. With abundant resources and favourable government policies, the country is ripe for investment in data centre infrastructure. GDS, being a leading provider of secure and reliable data centre services, is seizing this opportunity to collaborate with the state government and create a business-friendly environment. GDS is committed to meeting the region’s demanding data centre needs and empowering it to play a leading role in the global digital economy.Click below to share this article