Equinix is to open a data center in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

The company plans to open the new facility, known as KL1, in Q1 2024. It will be Equinix's second in the country after Johor.

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Located in Cyberjaya, the first phase of KL1 will provide an initial capacity of 450 cabinets and colocation space of 1,300 square meters (14,000 sq ft). When fully built, it will have a total of 900 cabinets and colocation space of 2,630 sqm (28,300 sq ft).

Jeremy Deutsch, president of Asia-Pacific, Equinix, said, "Over the past several years, we have witnessed Malaysia emerge as an increasingly strategic location for global digital infrastructure, and we believe it to be an attractive destination for data center growth and investment.”

He continued: “Following our initial investment in Johor, we are excited to add another data center in Kuala Lumpur. We believe the two data centers will fuel Equinix's existing data center momentum and support Malaysia's aspirations as a digitally driven connectivity hub."

The colocation company first announced plans to enter Malaysia in November 2022 with a facility in Johor. JH1 will offer 500 cabinets across 1,960 sqm (21,100 sq ft) from Q1 2024.

Equinix operates APAC data centers in Singapore, South Korea, India, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia. Last year Equinix announced plans for a new facility in Jakarta, Indonesia, its first in the country.