Equinix opens first two IBX data centres in Malaysia

30 May 2024

Equinix officially opened its first two International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres in Malaysia on Monday – one in Johor and the other in Kuala Lumpur.

The Johor facility – JH1 – has been in the works since Equinix first announced plans to build it in late 2022 with an initial investment of approximately US$40 million. JH1 provides 500 cabinets and 1,960 square meters of colocation space.

Meanwhile, the new facility in Kuala Lumpur – KL1, which was announced in June 2023 – is located in Cyberjaya, and is designed to provide an initial capacity of 450 cabinets and colocation space of 1,300 square metres. Once it’s fully built, KL1 will be at the same scale as JH1.

The carrier-neutral data centres will give Malaysian-based businesses access to a global ecosystem of over 10,000 enterprises, networks and cloud service providers, while global businesses can capitalise on digital developments and opportunities in Malaysia – especially those related to development of AI.

“As businesses continue to embrace digital transformation and cutting-edge technology like artificial intelligence, their need for a network-dense, cloud adjacent and on-demand digital infrastructure becomes paramount,” said Equinix in a statement.