The Malaysian government's ambition to transform the country into a world-class data centre hub is a promising move, but several challenges will need to be ironed out to ensure success, say industry watchers.
Prime Minister Najib Razak last year announced a national master plan comprising public-private sector economic activities to transform Malaysia into a high-income nation. It encompasses 131 entry-point projects which the government says will outline actions required to grow the local economy. One of these involves the upgrading and development of three data centre providers--MyTelehaus, CSF Group and Teliti Datacenter--for approximately 400 million ringgit (US$134.6 million), aimed at turning Malaysia into a data centre hub.
Source: ZDNet Asia