NTT has broken ground on a new data center in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
Its sixth facility in the city, Cyberjaya 6 (CBJ6) will span more than 20,000 sqm (215,275 sq ft) with a facility load of 22MW 'in total when combined with NTT’s CBJ5', according to the company, and will cater to hyperscalers and enterprises. The company said it will be investing $50 million in the project.
“Asia Pacific is a key growth region for NTT, and Malaysia has a prime position in its strategic investment plans. With this expansion through a new data center launch, NTT will drive business opportunities domestically and also across APAC,” said Yasuo Suzuki, executive vice president, Data Center Service at NTT Ltd. "NTT’s investment will support Malaysia’s digitalization, and accelerate the growth of our domestic and APAC digital ecosystem."
NTT expanded the 2.7MW Cyberjaya 4 in 2018 and began work on Cyberjaya 5 in 2019. The seven-story CBJ5 facility offers 5,496 sqm (59,160 sq ft) of server space and was launched in 2021. CBJ1 offers 335 racks and CBJ3 offers 516 racks. CBJ2 has seemingly closed.
News of plans for a sixth Cyberjaya facility surfaced last month after Malaysian Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said he recently met Yoshio Sato, the VP and director of network services for NTT and made reference to a new facility.
This week, YB. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) said: “MITI fully supports NTT’s investment plans in Malaysia and welcomes this latest move to develop a new data center and network infrastructure in Cyberjaya.”
2022 has seen NTT launch facilities in Spain, Indonesia, and India, expand existing locations in the UK and Switzerland, and announce plans for new data centers in Vietnam. Projects in Austria, Germany, and South Africa are ongoing. It recently broke ground on a sixth data center in Ashburn, Virginia.