ISKANDAR PUTERI, Nov 7 ― Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has launched the TM One Iskandar Puteri Data Centre, a state-of-the-art carrier-neutral data centre at the Nusajaya Technology Park here today.
Launched by Johor Menteri
TM Chairman Tan Sri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob said TM had invested nearly RM300 million to set up the centre to meet the cloud hosting and Internet of Things (IoT) requirements among their clients, namely businesses, companies and government agencies gearing up towards digital transformation.
“The centre is set to fulfill the industry’s highest standards, namely in energy conservation and safety features, as well as the most advanced connection specifications to meet the needs of companies looking for high levels of reliability, particularly financial institutions,”,” he said in a speech at the opening ceremony.
Sulaiman said the centre was a testament to TM’s continuous efforts to facilitate the nation’s target of becoming a world-class digital and IoT hub in the region, driven by TM One, a TM Group’s enterprise and public sector business solutions unit.
Meanwhile, TM Executive Director/Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer Datuk Bazlan Osman said the centre was was the first of two major neutral data centre facilities planned by TM Group to meet rapid growth in demand for data and cloud hosting technologies.
He said the second facility, located in MSC Cyberjaya, would be completed by June next year.
Earlier, Mohamed Khaled said the centre was capable of becoming a reference point for investors and global industry players, hence making Iskandar Malaysia a top choice in terms of secure and reliable data storage facility.
At the same time, he said the centre could also spur the development of data centres since Johor offered competitive business operation costs compared with Singapore and other countries.
“Besides attracting global players, the data centre could also stimulate the growth of a local cluster of cloud computing service companies, triggering a domino effect in drawing foreign investors to invest in Malaysia.
“It would also bring Johor closer to becoming ‘Intelligent Johor’ – a state government and community which is developed and prospered through intelligence, creativity, innovation and digital technology,” he added. ― Bernama