AIMS only Malaysian operator on Asian data centre leaderboard
By Digital News Asia August 21, 2017
- Moves up the ranks to place 7th place in Asia from global list of 5,300 players
- Emphasis on creating mutually beneficial ecosystem for vendors, customers
AIMS, Southeast Asia’s leading carrier-neutral data centre operator, is the only Malaysian data centre recognised as one of the most influential in Asia by Cloudscene for the second time running.
Rankings are derived from data centre market density (number of facilities) and connectivity (PoPs) based on independent industry data from the world’s largest database of colocation facilities and service providers. The top players in each region were selected from a pool of more than 5,300 global service providers with the ranked operators managing more than 17,000 POPs, over 8% of those in Asia.
“We’re honoured to be listed amongst the best and are pleased to see our hard work result in us moving up the ranks from 8th place in the first quarter to 7th this time around,” said AIMS’ chief executive officer, Chiew Kok Hin (pic, left).
AIMS’ flagship facility in Kuala Lumpur recently became the first Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect location in Malaysia. Businesses operating in the country are now able to establish a dedicated network connection to AWS’ secure cloud service platform from on-premises data centres, offices or colocation facilities, resulting in lower network cost, increase bandwidth throughput and a more consistent network experience.
Besides its main data centre in Kuala Lumpur, AIMS also operates data centres in Cyberjaya, Johor, Singapore, Penang and Sabah.
“Our emphasis on creating an ecosystem that is mutually beneficial to our vendors and customers has pushed us to where we are today, and we will continue to focus on bringing the latest technologies and innovations to the fore,” Chiew concluded.