Australian Edge data center firm Edge Centres is about to launch its first facility in Vietnam this month.

“Continuing our rollout in Asia, EC51 Ho Chi Minh City is now ready to be deployed,” the company said on LinkedIn this week.

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– Edge Centres

The Australian Edge data center firm provides modular ‘off grid’ data centers powered by on-site wind and/or solar power and connected to the main grid as backup. Each facility is equipped with just under 1MW of solar infrastructure, and 48-hour battery, and UPS backup equipment, which supports 64 1kW quarter racks. The company says the sites can produce more electricity than they use.

The company first announced plans for a Ho Chi Minh City facility in May 2022 in collaboration with the Vietnam National University (VNU) Ho Chi Minh City.

CEO Jonathan Eaves added in his own post that development of additional sites in HCMC D1 [District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City), Danang, and Hanoi are also underway.

“Opportunities to expand at other university campuses are being explored,” he said at the time.

While traditionally focused on Australia, the company recently announced plans to expand into Asia including Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Thailand.

“The regional areas of Asia are as underserved as the regional areas of Australia,” CEO Eaves has previously told DCD. “But there is no competitor; there is no DXN or Leading Edge in Asia, they [local data center developers] are very much focused on the hyperscale towns.”

The company has nearly a dozen projects in Australia and recently announced plans for a US roll-out.

In a follow-up post, CEO Eaves outlined the company’s future roll-out schedule:

Oct 2022 - EC61 Chiang Mai (Thailand)
Nov 2022 - EC91 Fanling (Hong Kong)
Dec 2022 - EC101 Los Angeles (US)
Jan 2023 - EC201 Luzon (Philippines)
Feb 2023 - EC104 Dallas (US)
Mar 2023 - EC71 Denpasar (Indonesia)

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