Bridge Data Centres (BDC) has launched a new data center in Johor, Malaysia.

The ChinData-owned company, together with ByteDance, this week announced the opening of the first phase of the MY06 data center in Sedenak.

Birdge DC Malaysia launch.png
– Malaysian Investment Development Authority

First announced in late 2021, phase 1 of the 110MW project covers the first of three buildings across the 38-acre site, located within the Sedenak Tech Park (STeP).

“I would like to express my gratitude to the Digital Investment Office (DIO), Invest Johor, and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) for their tremendous assistance and support for this project. We look forward to a long-term partnership with the Malaysian government as we expand our business in Malaysia to support our clients.,” said Lim DZ Shing, President of Bridge Data Centres.

TikTok-owner ByteDance will be the anchor tenant of the site.

“We are excited to partner with BDC in our data center operations. The commitments we are making today reflect our continued investment into the growth of Malaysia’s digital economy. As we continue to provide interconnected online experiences to people across the globe while offering them world-class privacy and security protections, we look forward to working closely with the Malaysian government to expand its data governance leadership globally,” said Teresa Tan, Director of Public Policy, Southeast Asia, ByteDance.

The grand opening was attended by the Chief Minister of Johor and other dignitaries.

Bain Capital merged ChinData with Bridge Data Centres in 2019; the combined company operates as ChinData within China and Bridge across the rest of Asia.

BDC currently operates two Malaysian data centers located in Cyberjaya which it acquired in 2018, with two more in development in the country. The company has plans to develop a new 16MW data center in Kuala Lumpur; MY03 is scheduled for launch in Q2 2022. It is also working on a 350,000 sq ft, 20MW data center in Navi Mumbai, India, known as BBY01. Earlier this year the company acquired a data center in Bangkok, Thailand.

Previous reports suggest ChinData is considering selling itself, possibly to GDS or EdgeConneX.