AIMS starts construction of Tier III flagship data center in Cyberjaya
By Digital News Asia July 6, 2020
- Offers 240,000 sq ft of white space, power capability scalable to 50MW
- Direct cloud access to Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure
AIMS Data Centre announced on 3 July that they have begun construction on a new Tier III purpose-built data center facility in Cyberjaya. Named AIMS @ Cyberjaya, the facility will serve as AIMS’ flagship data center facility, in addition to Menara AIMS that is located in Kuala Lumpur.
“AIMS @ Cyberjaya will enhance the already symbiotic ecosystem that AIMS is known for. The new facility will open Malaysia up to more connections and the prospect of establishing itself as a regional data centre hub given its strategic location in Southeast Asia with domestic and international connectivity, ease of access and relatively lower cost of entry,” says AIMS chief executive officer, Chiew Kok Hin.
Chiew further adds that the AIMS ecosystem “will be a dynamic one”, enabling businesses to set up their IT infrastructure within the country with more ease, reducing reliance on 3rd parties located outside of Malaysia. Businesses can also leverage off of AIMS’ network to expand in the ASEAN region.
Upon completion, AIMS @ Cyberjaya will offer a white space of 240,000 square feet, on top of a power capacity that is scalable up to 50MW. The facility will be able to cater to hyper-scalers and enterprises with high processing and stringent security requirements.
AIMS states that the facility is able to “maximise cooling efficiency and has solid power management capabilities”. As for security, it has 10 levels of security access controls including anti-pass back and anti-tailgating mantraps; an electronic access control system, and a biometric system. Auxiliary police will also be stationed on-site.
AIMS @ Cyberjaya will be interlinked with AIMS facilities located in major cities across Southeast Asia, offering a range of interconnection options that allows businesses to set up secure connections on-demand.
As an interconnection hub, AIMS also offers direct cloud access to Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, bypassing the public Internet for better latency, enhanced security and consistency when accessing cloud services.
It’s worth noting that AIMS is the anchor site of the Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) and handles traffic for over 88 peers and networks with international connectivity. It also hosts a majority of domestic telecommunications providers as well as network, content and cloud service providers.
AIMS @ Cyberjaya will be a satellite site for MyIX, which allows customers of the facility to achieve a cost-effective and higher performance connectivity to their peers. The facility is being constructed according to the Uptime Institute Tier III requirements for data center facilities, which means that AIMS @ Cyberjaya is concurrently maintainable to ensure that local and international businesses remain up and running 24/7 with a service level agreement (SLA) of 99.99%.
To date, the facility has received the Tier III Certification of Design Documents from the Uptime Institute which ratifies the functionality and capacity in the engineering and architectural specifications of AIMS @ Cyberjaya. In addition, AIMS @ Cyberjaya will also be Green Building Index (GBI) ready upon completion.
Lastly, AIMS @ Cyberjaya is compliant with the latest Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) guidelines for financial institutes as issued by Bank Negara Malaysia to ensure data center resiliency.