Vantage eyes $3-billion layout for data centres in Malaysia

Vantage Data Centers is developing of a second data centre campus dubbed “KUL2” in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, with an additional planned US$3 billion investment.

Upon completion, the KUL2 campus will deliver 256 megawatts of IT capacity to meet the growing customer demand for hyperscale data centre services.

Located adjacent to Vantage’s existing campus (KUL1) in Cyberjaya, the campus will be sited on nearly 35 acres and will include 10 facilities across 256,000 square meters. 

Strategically located to provide low-latency connectivity to major cities in the region, including Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta, the campus will be built with multiple layers of physical and virtual security measures in place to protect against threats. The first facility is planned to open its doors in the fourth quarter of 2025.

In addition, Vantage is expanding its KUL1 campus with a fourth 16-MW facility that is currently under development. 

Combined, both campuses will deliver a total of 287MW of IT capacity to meet the demands of hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises.

“Vantage has been expanding our footprint in Malaysia since we entered the dynamic Asia-Pacific market,” said Giles Proctor, chief operating officer of Vantage’s APAC business.

“Our positive experience in Cyberjaya has encouraged us to take further steps to advance the city’s digital infrastructure by building our largest hyperscale campus in the region,” said Proctor.

Vantage signed an agreement with Cyberview, the tech hub developer of Cyberjaya, to move towards implementation of this investment.

“Vantage’s new data centre campus not only strengthens Malaysia’s digital infrastructure but also accelerates our ongoing digital transformation, said Mahadhir Aziz, CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation. 

The company currently has seven campuses across the region that are either operational or under development.