Google: Google to invest in Malaysian cloud region

May 30, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Google has revealed its plans to invest $2 billion in developing its first data center and cloud region in Malaysia and has already selected a site for the development, which will be in Sime Darby Property's Elmina Business Park in Greater Kuala Lumpur.

Ruth Porat, president, chief investment officer & CFO of Alphabet and Google, said: "Google's first data center and Google Cloud region is our largest planned investment so far in Malaysia – a place Google has been proud to call home for 13 years. This investment builds on our partnership with the Government of Malaysia to advance its 'Cloud First Policy,' including best-in-class cybersecurity standards."

YB Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Aziz, Minister of Investment, Trade, and Industry, said: "Google's US$2 billion investment in Malaysia will significantly advance the digital ambitions outlined in our New Industrial Master Plan 2030 (NIMP 2030). The Google data center and Google Cloud region in Greater Kuala Lumpur, in particular, will empower our manufacturing and service-based industries to leverage AI and other advanced technologies to move up the global value chain.