Infinaxis Data Centre (Infinaxis), a data centre developer and operator, broke ground today on its inaugural internet data centre (IDC) here in the ‘Silicon Valley of Malaysia’ – Cyberjaya.
The development – which is projected to be completed by Q2 2025, will feature a state-of-the-art facility spanning over 17,000sq m of gross floor area (GFA) equipped with 10 data halls, offering up to 80kW of power density per rack and delivering a 12MW IT load. The facility which will feature best-in-class service is set to significantly facilitate Malaysia’s increasing emphasis on digitalisation and is readily suitable for hyperscalers, AI services, cloud providers and larger enterprises. Infinaxis has secured pre-leased tenants for this data centre and also acquired land nearby which will serve as an expansion facility for this data centre.
Malaysia’s data centre market is projected to experience a growth of about 7% CAGR from 2022 to 2027, reaching a value of more than $2 billion by the end of the forecast period. This growth is driven by the increasing demand for data centres in the country, which stems from the rising internet usage and the large volume of data generated by various sectors. Infinaxis’ data centre is poised to significantly contribute to this growing market locally.
Zahri Mirza, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Infinaxis, led the groundbreaking ceremony for their new data centre project in Cyberjaya. “We are on a mission to serve customers’ growing demand and support Southeast Asia’s prowess in data and digitalisation. The region has one of the largest economies in the world – so naturally the need for digital infrastructure in the coming decades will be essential to its growth. We are beginning our journey here today in Cyberjaya with the first steps towards our inaugural data centre. This marks the beginning of our journey to spearhead innovation, sustainability and expansion in the region to cater to the demands of customers. This world-class facility will surely be vital in Malaysia’s own digital economy goals,” he said.
The groundbreaking ceremony was officiated by YB Teo Nie Ching, the Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Communications and Digital Malaysia (KKD) and graced by Kenneth Gaw, President and Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners, Najihah Abas, Executive Director, Investment Promotion Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Ts. Mahadhir Aziz, CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).
Commenting on during the groundbreaking ceremony, YB Teo Nie Ching, KKD Deputy Minister said, “Infinaxis’ investment is in line with a rising influx of foreign direct investments in this field, especially concerning developments in Cyberjaya. We are excited to incorporate their industry experience and execution into our local data centre approach. Backend infrastructure and support will form the bedrock of growth within this sector and world-class data centres such as this will be crucial in giving the nation and major industry players the right foundation to truly reach for greater heights.”
The Infinaxis data centre IDC underdevelopment will be a 7-storey building featuring up to 1,830 cabinets across 10 data halls incorporating an energy-efficient design with best-in-class cooling systems and multiple layers of state-of-the-art security systems. The facility will also feature flexible power per rack ranging from 6kW to over 20kW. The Facility is committed to incorporating ESG principles and applying advanced sustainability features over time to increase the platform’s long-term value. Infinaxis has plans to become a data centre operator focusing on key markets in Southeast Asia with Malaysia as its first location.
The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) congratulated Infinaxis for the company’s successful milestone, stating, “Infinaxis’s investments are a resounding testament to the unwavering confidence that investors place in Malaysia as the preferred data centre hub in the region. This underscores our country’s remarkable ascent in the digital economy, with Infinaxis playing a pivotal role in fostering sustainable economic growth and generating digitally skilled job opportunities. These efforts align seamlessly with Malaysia’s aspirations outlined in the New Industrial Master Plan (NIMP) 2030 and the MyDigital Blueprint, further solidifying our nation’s stature in the digital era.”
Echoing these sentiments, Ts. Mahadhir Aziz, CEO of MDEC welcomed Infinaxis into Malaysia’s rapidly growing digital economy community noting the potential knock-on effects the project would have on the industry locally. “In line with Malaysia Digital (MD), there is a pressing need to shore up the infrastructure capacities within the nation’s digital ecosystem. With that in mind, we are pleased to have facilitated this project, solidifying Malaysia’s position as the preferred digital hub of ASEAN. By catalysing growth in the digital economy through our MD – national strategic initiative and PEMANGKIN programmes, we are fostering an ecosystem that propels Malaysia to the forefront of high-value investments. Look forward to its completion and the boost in capacity and capabilities that the Infinaxis facility will offer.”
Infinaxis and the development of the Data Centres across Southeast Asia are a result of a joint venture platform announced earlier this year, between Real estate private equity firm Gaw
Capital Partners and private real estate investment platform A3 Capital. The collaboration is aimed at investments into greenfield and underperforming data centre assets across key markets in the Southeast Asia region to create a portfolio of Tier-3 certified data centre assets.
“Cyberjaya, Malaysia, stands as a testament to technological innovation and progress, and we are proud to contribute to its growth. As investors, we understand that we are not merely allocating capital; we are forging a partnership with this dynamic city and with Infinaxis, an organization uniquely focused on the ASEAN region, to drive innovation and progress”, explained Kenneth Gaw, President and Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners.
For more information on Infinaxis visit https://infinaxis.net/