Equinix: Equinix to open its first data center in Kuala Lumpur in 2024

Jun 12, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Equinix is expanding its data center footprint in Malaysia, with plans for a new data center in Kuala Lumpur called KL1, which, the company said, will provide greater digital infrastructure capacity in the country. The new facility, which follows the company's announcement of JH1 in Johor, will enable global networks, content providers, and enterprises to exchange high volumes of internet traffic via Equinix Internet Exchange.

KL1 will provide an initial capacity of 450 cabinets, with a colocation space of 1,300 square meters in the first phase of development. At full build-out, it will provide a total of 900 cabinets and a colocation space of 2,630 square meters. The facility is set to open in the first quarter of 2024. 

Speaking about the company's decision to expand in Malaysia, Jeremy Deutsch, President, Asia-Pacific, Equinix, said: "Over the past several years, we have witnessed Malaysia emerge as an increasingly strategic location for global digital infrastructure, and we believe it to be an attractive destination for data center growth and investment. Following our initial investment in Johor, we are excited to add another data center in Kuala Lumpur."

Deutsch added that by expanding Platform Equinix in the two most strategic metros in Malaysia, Equinix will enable Malaysian businesses, as well as multinationals with a presence in Malaysia, to "leverage a trusted platform" to bring together and interconnect "the foundational infrastructure to power their success."

"We believe the two data centers will fuel Equinix's existing data center momentum and support Malaysia's aspirations as a digitally driven connectivity hub," he said.