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Bridge Data Centres announces further Malaysian expansion
Tue, 5th Mar 2024

Bridge Data Centres (BDC), a well-established global provider of hyperscale data centre solutions, has announced its expansion in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. This growth marks a significant milestone in the tech landscape of the region. BDC has acquired new land for the development of its third data centre, named MY02, in collaboration with Cyberview Sdn Bhd.

This notable expansion echoes BDC's unwavering commitment to offering highly scalable, resilient, and carrier-neutral data centres both in Malaysia and across the Asia Pacific region. The development of MY02 aims to fulfil the ever-evolving needs of businesses while assisting Malaysia's journey towards digital transformation.

The latest expansion positions BDC in Cyberjaya, Selangor, where the company is set to develop its third, and predicted to be the largest, data centre. The new project is anticipated to uplift the IT capacity by approximately 87 MW across three phases, each of which involves the construction of a three-story data centre.

Cyberview, as the tech hub developer, expresses immense pleasure to welcome BDC to contribute to the city’s data centre ecosystem. "BDC, recognised as one of the largest hyperscale data centre operators, aims to provide deeply integrated and mission-critical infrastructure, prioritising efficiency and cost-effectiveness with advanced cooling technology," said Kamarul Ariffin Abdul Samad, Chief Executive Officer of Cyberview Sdn Bhd.

MIDA CEO, Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, congratulated BDC on the inauguration of its third data centre expansion. He emphatically stated, "This ongoing investment underscores BDC's confidence in Malaysia, reinforcing our role as a regional data centre hub. Aligned with the New Industrial Master Plan (NIMP) 2030, BDC's commitment contributes to the nation's sustainable economic growth, creation of high-skilled jobs for locals, and propel the digital transformation journey."

Ts. Mahadhir Aziz, CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), sees the collaboration between BDC and Cyberview an attribute to enhance Malaysia's position as the digital hub of ASEAN. He said, "BDC, being the largest data centre development, establishing its presence here will boost Malaysia’s position, significantly attract substantial investment and generate numerous employment opportunities."

Eric Fan, President of BDC, said about this development, "Our ongoing expansion in Malaysia underscores our commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our customers and further solidifying our position as a key player in the data centre industry. With this latest development in Cyberjaya, we are poised to continue driving innovation and supporting the digital transformation of businesses across the nation."

Looking forward, Patrick Png, Vice President of Solutions for APAC at BDC, promised to "deliver cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients. The MY02 data centre will embody our commitment to sustainability, boasting energy-efficient power and cooling technology alongside robust network connectivity. We are confident that these features will ensure uninterrupted IT operations and maximize performance for our valued customers."

In recent years, Cyberjaya has witnessed a surge in data centre investments, which has solidified its role as a global technology hub. The city now hosts 15 commercial and captive data centres, and is home to 90% of Malaysia's co-location data centres.