The Asia-Pacific region has demonstrated promising growth in the data centre (DC) market with revenue projected to rise by 16.3% annually to reach US$3.4 billion in 2014. This EPP targets to make Malaysia the preferred destination for DC investors and increase the supply of internationally certified DC space in the country. This will be achieved by addressing the supply and demand of DC services, as well as raising awareness of the local DC industry.
This EPP is also currently spearheading the establishment of DC Parks, with Iskandar Malaysia and Cyberjaya earmarked as locations for the facilities.
Through this EPP, Malaysian data centres have received assistance in obtaining various International Data Centre Organisational Certifications, with 21 certifications issued since 2012. The certifications include the Uptime Institute Tier III Design Certification, LEED certification and ISO 27001: Information security management system.
- The data centre industry recorded revenue of RM795 million in 2014, surpassing a target of RM785 million. The industry has grown by 40% in the past three years, surpassing the Asia Pacific growth rate of 16%.
- Malaysia hosted the Southeast Asia Data Centre and Cloud Congress in Iskandar, Johor, in March 2014.
- In April 2014, the Malaysian Data Centre Alliance signed an MoU with the Japan Data Centre Council to exchange best practices and conduct joint marketing promotional events.
- In 2014, six data centres received internationally-recognised certifications in energy management, data security and service management under MDeC's Data Centre Organisational Certification programme.
- The Inter Data Centre Network, an initiative led by MDeC to lease dark fibre to participating data centres in Cyberjaya, has been launched and will be in service in 2015.
- In May 2014, NTT Communications launched its fourth data centre, CBJ4.