The AIMS Group is optimistic on the growth of the data centre industry in 2021, citing multiple opportunities fueled by surging demands for data and cloud services to support digital transformation and business sustainability in Malaysia and the region.
One of the factors for the demand of data centre arises from the potential for continued remote work amidst the “new normal”. This contributes to Gartner’s estimated 6% increase in global IT spending growth to USD200 billion during 2021, and expected revenue growth of more than USD800 million by 2025 for Malaysia’s data centre sector.
Furthermore, according to Frost & Sullivan , emerging disruptive technologies such as AI and automation, and demand for secured big data to drive digital transformation and business sustainability in ASEAN, will fuel data centre industry growth as well.
Positioned as one of the fastest growing regions in the world, Southeast Asia offers ease of access, a lower cost of entry, and a fast-growing base of tech-savvy consumers to drive storage needs. With that said, AIMS will continue to bolster and expand its regional and local data centre presence with its interlinked data centres across Southeast Asia.
AIMS’ recent expansion into Thailand with AIMS @ Bangkok, a carrier-neutral data centre, affords the same highly diverse ecosystem synonymous with the AIMS name. Along with its comprehensive points of connection throughout the region and to the world, AIMS has the potential to attract global players looking to establish their businesses in ASEAN.
Recognition of AIMS as a key data centre player in the region was again recently reflected in IDC’s 2020 APEJ Data Centre Operations and Management Marketscape report and through receiving the Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Award 2020 for Data Centre Service Provider of the Year. These achievements highlight its comprehensive data centre offerings with Internet Exchange presence within AIMS’ ecosystem that further elevates direct access to global cloud service providers (CSPs) for foreign telecommunications companies, multinationals as well as local enterprises to connect to.
“With the data centre and co-location market in Southeast Asia tipped to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 12.9% to reach USD3.4 billion by 2024 , AIMS will further enhance its dynamic digital ecosystem and cloud infrastructure in ASEAN to drive ongoing digitalisation efforts for local and global companies looking to expand their operations across the region and beyond,” said Chiew Kok Hin, Chief Executive Officer of AIMS.