Malaysia’s cloud services and data centre industry recorded US$219 million in revenue for 2014, a 26% increase from the US$173 million in 2013, and a new data hub was announced in Iskandar Malaysia.
Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and Nusajaya Tech Park Sdn Bhd (NTPSB) have inked three separate agreements towards developing a flagship tech park in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor.
Singapore Technologies Telemedia (ST Telemedia) said it has recently acquired land to build its flagship data centre in Singapore, following its data centre investment in China’s GDS Services last year.
Telekomunikasi Indonesia International Pte Ltd (Telin Singapore), a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), said it has been awarded the first plot of land at Singapore’s Data Centre Park (DCP) by Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) for the development of a data centre and telecommunications hub.
Tokyo-headquartered information delivery platform company KVH Co Ltd and Singapore’s second-largest telecommunications company StarHub have announced a strategic partnership to offer KVH DCNet in the island-republic.
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Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd said it has acquired a 100% stake in I-Net Solutions (S) Pte Ltd, which will be consolidated as a subsidiary of Hitachi Sunway and renamed Hitachi Sunway Network Solution Pte Ltd pending authorities’ approval.
1-Net has announced strategic partnerships with Cyber CSF in Indonesia and TCC Technology (TCCT) in Thailand to provide customers with seamless access to data centre services as they look into expansion in Asia.
The key investment drivers for Singapore data centres have changed significantly in the 2014-2015 timeframe, compared with the same period a year before, according to DCD Intelligence (DCDi), the business intelligence division of DatacenterDynamics (DCD).
According to Tim Takala, technical director for Asia and the enterprise network division at TE Connectivity, there are various opportunities that Malaysia can take advantage of to become the regional data centre hub, and one of them is in disaster recovery.