Support for Malaysia’s Digital Economy Blueprint

This includes the goal to create a hyper-scale data centre with an expected investment of RM15 billion. The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) welcomes the launch of the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL) that YAB Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced last week. The agency is excited about this initiative and…

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Growth of data centre development and investment

Data centre operators and major services held fast throughout the troubled, early days of 2020 onward. Data Centres, once an afterthought for global enterprises, are now a cornerstone of the information economy, and well over $100 billion has poured into the asset class over the past decade, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s Global…

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COVID-19 propels data centre growth in APAC

Emergence of a new business environment, cloud service providers and video conferencing service providers. The APAC data centre market share has been witnessing exceptional growth since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has increased the access to internet-related services aided by lockdowns and restrictions imposed by government agencies across…

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COVID-19 causes seismic shift to digital service jobs in SEA

The region has recorded a significant uptick in digital services adoption, including the emergence of two new fields, healthtech and edtech. COVID-19 brought significant disruption to the global economy, and with it came permanent changes to the jobs landscape. Across Southeast Asia, many businesses and workers continue to navigate the…

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Specialist staff needed for all types of data centres

Greater investment, more training and more creative approaches to employment will be needed. As the data centre build-out continues across the globe, many more people will be needed to design, build and operate this critical infrastructure. The demand will exacerbate staffing shortages — but by how much? The Uptime Institute…

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Enterprise cloud spending in Philippines to reach US$2.6bn in 2024

The Philippines is one of the fastest IT business process outsourcing market. Digital transformation, increased cloud usage, edge computing and growing international connectivity offer opportunity for Philippine vendors to work with hyperscale providers to grow cloud revenues in the country. Against this backdrop, the enterprise spending on cloud services will…

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HGC connects to AirTrunk’s HK data centre

Artificial intelligence capabilities to enhance efficiency and simplify selection of property content. HGC Global Communications’ (HGC) optical fibre network has been connected to AirTrunk’s data centre in Hong Kong. AirTrunk, an expert on ultra-large data centres in the Asia-Pacific region, opened its HKG1 data centre in December 2020, strategically located…

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Colocation and data centre markets undergoing rapid shifts

Growth in the carbon neutral data centre market is expected to be driven by various government policies and environmental regulations. The colocation and data centre markets have been undergoing rapid shifts in both the vendor landscape and the ways that customers consume services. With Europe and North America remaining the largest…

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Indigenous-owned data centre given stamp of approval

Data centre will commence operations in the Norther Territory in 2021. Local Australian Indigenous-owned business Binary Security, has acquired the rights to operate a data centre at Charles Darwin University. The yet-to-be-named data centre is set to commence operations in the second quarter of 2021. The Tier-3 rated facility started…

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