KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): AIMS Data Centre (AIMS) has commenced construction on a new Tier III purpose-built data centre facility in Cyberjaya.

The facility, named AIMS @ Cyberjaya, will serve as AIMS’ flagship data centre facility, in addition to Menara AIMS located in Kuala Lumpur, the data centre operator said in a media statement today. 

“AIMS @ Cyberjaya will enhance the already symbiotic ecosystem that AIMS is known for. The new facility will open Malaysia up to more connections and the prospect of establishing itself as a regional data centre hub given its strategic location in Southeast Asia with domestic and international connectivity, ease of access and relatively lower cost of entry,” said AIMS CEO Chiew Kok Hin in a statement today, adding that businesses can also leverage AIMS' network to expand in the ASEAN region.

According to Chiew, the AIMS ecosystem is dynamic, enabling businesses to set up their IT infrastructure within the country with more ease, thus reducing reliance on third parties located outside of Malaysia.

Upon completion (estimated Q4 2020), AIMS @ Cyberjaya will offer a white space of 240,000 sq ft and a power capacity that is scalable up to 50MW. It is designed to cater to hyper-scalers and enterprises with high processing and very stringent security requirements, with auxiliary police stationed on-site.

AIMS @ Cyberjaya will offer a range of interconnection options, allowing businesses to set up secure connections on-demand. As an interconnection hub, AIMS also offers direct cloud access to Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, bypassing the public Internet for better latency, enhanced security and consistency when accessing cloud services.

AIMS is the anchor site of the Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) and handles traffic for over 88 peers and networks with international connectivity.

Besides fulfilling the Uptime Institute Tier III requirements, AIMS @ Cyberjaya is compliant with the latest Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) guidelines for financial institutes as issued by Bank Negara Malaysia to ensure data centre resiliency.

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