• New development set to contribute towards Malaysia’s data centre market size – approximated to be USD $2.252 billion by 2027.
  • Scheduled for completion in Q2 2025, the project will span over 17,000 sq m featuring 10 data halls, offering up to 80kW of power density per rack and delivering over 12MW IT load in its first data centre. 
  • Additional land acquired nearby could serve as an expansion facility for this project.
  • Key stakeholders from MIDA, MDEC, and KKD applaud the new development and its potential contribution to Malaysia’s digital ecosystem.

25 October 2023, Singapore/Kuala Lumpur, – Infinaxis Data Centre (Infinaxis), a data centre developer and operator, broke ground today on its inaugural internet data centre (IDC) here in the ‘Silicon Valley of Malaysia’ – Cyberjaya. 

The development – which is projected to be completed by Q2 2025, will feature a state-of-the-art facility spanning over 17,000sq m of gross floor area (GFA) equipped with 10 data halls, offering up to 80kW of power density per rack and delivering a 12MW IT load. The facility which will feature best-in-class service is set to significantly facilitate Malaysia’s increasing emphasis on digitalisation and is readily suitable for hyperscalers, AI services, cloud providers and larger enterprises. Infinaxis has secured pre-leased tenants for this data centre and also acquired land nearby which will serve as an expansion facility for this data centre.

Malaysia’s data centre market is projected to experience a growth of about 7% CAGR from 2022 to 2027, reaching a value of more than $2 billion by the end of the forecast period. This growth is driven by the increasing demand for data centres in the country, which stems from the rising internet usage and the large volume of data generated by various sectors. Infinaxis’ data centre is poised to significantly contribute to this growing market locally. 

Zahri Mirza, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Infinaxis, led the groundbreaking ceremony for their new data centre project in Cyberjaya. “We are on a mission to serve customers’ growing demand and support Southeast Asia’s prowess in data and digitalisation. The region has one of the largest economies in the world – so naturally the need for digital infrastructure in the coming decades will be essential to its growth. We are beginning our journey here today in Cyberjaya with the first steps towards our inaugural data centre. This marks the beginning of our journey to spearhead innovation, sustainability and expansion in the region to cater to the demands of customers. This world-class facility will surely be vital in Malaysia’s own digital economy goals,” he said. 

The groundbreaking ceremony was officiated by YB Teo Nie Ching, the Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Communications and Digital Malaysia (KKD) and graced by Kenneth Gaw, President and Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners, Amos Ong, Co-Managing Partner of A3 Capital, Najihah Abas, Executive Director, Investment Promotion Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Wan Murdani Wan Mohamad, Director and Head of Division of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). Also in attendance were Ong Kok Chye, Managing Director and Head of Data Centre (ex China) of Gaw Capital Partner and Yusof Wahid, Founder and Managing Partner of A3 Capital. 

Commenting on during the groundbreaking ceremony, YB Teo Nie Ching, KKD Deputy Minister said, “Infinaxis’ investment is in line with a rising influx of foreign direct investments in this field, especially concerning developments in Cyberjaya. We are excited to incorporate their industry experience and execution into our local data centre approach. Backend infrastructure and support will form the bedrock of growth within this sector and world-class data centres such as this will be crucial in giving the nation and major industry players the right foundation to truly reach for greater heights.” 

The Infinaxis data centre IDC underdevelopment will be a 7-storey building featuring up to 1,830 cabinets across 10 data halls incorporating an energy-efficient design with best-in-class cooling systems and multiple layers of state-of-the-art security systems. The facility will also feature flexible power per rack ranging from 6kW to over 20kW. The Facility is committed to incorporating ESG principles and applying advanced sustainability features over time to increase the platform’s long-term value. Infinaxis has plans to become a data centre operator focusing on key markets in Southeast Asia with Malaysia as its first location.  

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) congratulated Infinaxis for the company’s successful milestone, stating, “Infinaxis’ investments are a resounding testament to the unwavering confidence that investors place in Malaysia as the preferred data centre hub in the region. This underscores our country’s remarkable ascent in the digital economy, with Infinaxis playing a pivotal role in fostering sustainable economic growth and generating digitally skilled job opportunities. These efforts align seamlessly with Malaysia’s aspirations outlined in the New Industrial Master Plan (NIMP) 2030 and the MyDigital Blueprint, further solidifying our nation’s stature in the digital era.”

Echoing these sentiments, Ts. Mahadhir Aziz, CEO of MDEC welcomed Infinaxis into Malaysia’s rapidly growing digital economy community noting the potential knock-on effects the project would have on the industry locally. “In line with Malaysia Digital (MD), there is a pressing need to shore up the infrastructure capacities within the nation’s digital ecosystem. With that in mind, we are pleased to have facilitated this project, solidifying Malaysia’s position as the preferred digital hub of ASEAN. By catalysing growth in the digital economy through our MD – national strategic initiative and PEMANGKIN programmes, we are fostering an ecosystem that propels Malaysia to the forefront of high-value investments. Look forward to its completion and the boost in capacity and capabilities that the Infinaxis facility will offer.”

Infinaxis and the development of the Data Centres across Southeast Asia are a result of a joint venture platform announced earlier this year, between Real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners and private real estate investment platform A3 Capital. The collaboration is aimed at investments into greenfield and underperforming data centre assets across key markets in the Southeast Asia region to create a portfolio of Tier-3 certified data centre assets. 

“Cyberjaya, Malaysia, stands as a testament to technological innovation and progress, and we are proud to contribute to its growth. As investors, we understand that we are not merely allocating capital; we are forging a partnership with this dynamic city and with Infinaxis, an organization uniquely focused on the ASEAN region, to drive innovation and progress”, explained Kenneth Gaw, President and Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners.


About Infinaxis Data Centre Holdings

Infinaxis is a data centre developer and operator and positioned to build a Data Centre platform in Southeast Asia. The team has deep DC knowledge with extensive experience in execution across the entire data centre life cycle of investment, site acquisition, financing, development, operations and divestment. Headquartered in Singapore, Infinaxis is uniquely positioned to tap the growing demand for digital infrastructure and services in the region. Our mission is to help organisations grow in digital transformation by providing state-of-the-art facilities and best-in-class services. 

About Gaw Capital Partners

Gaw Capital Partners is a uniquely positioned private equity fund management company focusing on real estate markets in Asia Pacific and other high barrier-to-entry markets globally. Specialising in adding strategic value to under-utilized real estate through redesign and repositioning, Gaw Capital runs an integrated business model with its own in-house asset management operating platforms in commercial, hospitality, property development, logistics, IDC and education. The firm’s investments span the entire spectrum of real estate sectors, including residential development, offices, retail malls, serviced apartments, hotels, logistics warehouses and IDC projects.

Gaw Capital has raised seven commingled funds targeting the Greater China and APAC regions since 2005. The firm also manages value-add/opportunistic funds in the US, a Pan-Asia Hospitality Fund, a European hospitality fund and a Growth Equity Fund, and it provides services 

for credit investments and separate account direct investments globally. Since 2005, Gaw Capital has commanded assets of US$33.6 billion under management as of Q3 2022.

About Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

MIDA is the government’s principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA has 12 regional and 21 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok and YouTube channel.

About Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

MDEC is the agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia leading the digital transformation of the economy for 26 years. We aim to enable a progressive, innovation-led digital economy.  MDEC will continue to lead Malaysia towards becoming a globally competitive digital nation through the development and execution of Malaysia’s Digital initiative, which aims to create substantial digital tools, knowledge and income opportunities.  Malaysia Digital is set to enhance Malaysia’s value proposition to attract digital investments, firmly establishing Malaysia as the digital hub of ASEAN.  For more information, please visit www.mdec.my.

For enquiries, kindly contact: 

Ms. Norzana Haniff
Director of Marketing & Business Development
Email: norzana.haniff@infinaxis.net