Equinix: Equinix To Develop New IBX Data Center in Johor, Malaysia

Dec 01, 2022 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Equinix has announced its plan to develop a new International Business Exchange IBX data center in Johor, Malaysia. The data center company said it would invest up to $40m in the first stages of the data center. The JH1 data center is scheduled to be in operation in Q1 2024. The facility will also provide capacity for 500 cabinets across 21,100 square feet (1,960 square meters) of colocation space.

The President of APAC Equinix, Jeremy Deutsch, said: "Establishing a presence in Johor strengthens Equinix's leadership position in Asia-Pacific within a strategic market such as Malaysia, one of the most requested markets in Asia-Pacific by our global customers." The data center will be located in the Nusajaya Tech Park in Iskandar, Johor. It will also be a two-story facility. In addition, Equinix has the option to acquire more land in the Nusajaya Tech Park to develop another facility.

The Chief Minister of Johor, Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi, commented on the development. He said: "While the digital economy represents a catalyst for the Malaysian economy, data centers are integral in supporting digital ecosystems and their sustained growth. We welcome this investment by Equinix, along with the global expertise they bring to Johor, as well as the rich digital experiences and outcomes that will benefit this state and the country. We look forward to working together to transform Malaysia into a digitally driven, high-income nation at the forefront of this region's digital economy."

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