ST Telemedia Global Data Centers (STT GDC), a rapidly growing data center provider, has announced its plans to develop a second data center campus in Malaysia. This new campus will have the capacity to support up to 120 megawatts of critical IT capacity. STT GDC recently entered the Malaysian market through a partnership with Basis Bay to develop their first data center campus in Cyberjaya.
The CEO of STT GDC Southeast Asia, Lionel Yeo, expressed excitement about this new phase of growth and emphasized the company's commitment to advancing Malaysia's digital transformation. The expansion into Johor is a natural progression for STT GDC as they aim to provide digital infrastructure services that meet the evolving demands of their customers, including high-performance computing workloads for AI and visual computing.
The company is dedicated to supporting their customers' global digitalization efforts. Spanning over 22 acres of land, the upcoming STT Johor data center campus holds a development potential of 120 megawatts of IT power. It will be located in the Nusa Cemerlang Industrial Park in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, which is approximately 15 kilometers from Singapore.
With access to essential telecommunication links, the site will effectively cater to local needs and establish connectivity with STT Singapore 5. The latter functions as STT GDC's regional interconnection hub. Construction of the first building, supporting 16MW in IT load, will begin in the coming months and is expected to be completed by 2025.
The new data center campus will incorporate a smart energy management system, advanced AI-enabled cooling optimization, and eco-friendly building materials. It will adhere to STT GDC's global standards of excellence and commitment to carbon neutrality, achieving carbon-neutral operations from the start. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.