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AIMS DC plans new data centre in Malaysia

Data centre activity continues to ramp up across Asia, as underlined by a recent report from Malaysia, where a major new facility is planned in Selangor.

AIMS Data Centre (AIMS DC), an Asian data centre operator and a subsidiary of telecommunications company TIME dotCom, has started building a 50MW data centre in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. It says the facility should be up and running by the end of the year.

The new facility is to serve as AIMS DC’s flagship facility in conjunction with its other data centre in Kuala Lumpur. The cost of the new data centre has not yet been revealed.

Called AIMS @ Cyberjaya, the centre is hoping to attract SMEs that want to improve their IT infrastructure and move Malaysian data back home from abroad. One assumes moving IT infrastructure closer to home will also help to limit latency, a driver for many such initiatives in a number of regions in the developing world.

AIMS @ Cyberjaya will offer 22,000 square metres with a capacity of up to 50MW. The site will have standard security measures such as anti-tailgating mantraps, an electronic access control system, and a biometric system. It has a Tier III accreditation from the Uptime Institute for its design specifications.

A further boost for the AIMS @ Cyberjaya centre is a connection to the Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX), which AIMS DC manages.

Cyberjaya is a town with a science park as the core that forms a key part of the so-called Multimedia Super Corridor in Malaysia. It is located in Sepang District in Selangor, a state on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.