EPP 3: Positioning Malaysia as a World-class Data Centre Hub
Data centres (DCs) are specialised secured facilities that house sophisticated computer systems and
telecommunication equipment and have become a key structural component for an enterprise’s IT
infrastructure ecosystem. They support the day-to-day operations of applications and data processing as
well as disaster recovery. Apart from creating high-value jobs in the IT ecosystem, DCs also create a positive
spill-over effect to other industries (i.e. telecommunications, IT hardware and software and construction
The DC industry in Asia Pacific is expected to grow by 16.3 percent annually, reaching RM10.9 billion by 2014.
To develop Malaysia as a world-class DC hub, industry and Government will work to coordinate sales
efforts. We will also improve the credibility of Malaysia as a DC hub through benchmarking services and
improving privacy standards and develop human capital to capitalise on higher-value managed services and
increase the number of certified companies.