Infinaxis has broken ground on its first data center in Cyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Cyberjaya development, first announced alongside the joint venture in February 2023 will be a 12MW data center.
The JV, between Gaw Capital Partners and A3 Capital, used its seed funding to purchase two greenfield plots with a combined area of 12,490 sqm (134,441 sq ft). The data center will be located on one of the land parcels, while the second will be available for future expansions.
According to Infinaxis, the data center will be able to accommodate up to 80kW of power density per rack, and can house up to 1,830 cabinets.
The data center is currently expected to be completed by Q2 2025. The seven-story facility will span over 17,000 sqm (182,986 sq ft) across 10 data halls.
Zahri Mirza, CEO of Infinaxis, said: “We are on a mission to serve customers’ growing demand and support Southeast Asia’s prowess in data and digitalization. The region has one of the largest economies in the world – so naturally the need for digital infrastructure in the coming decades will be essential to its growth. We are beginning our journey here today in Cyberjaya with the first steps toward our inaugural data center. This marks the beginning of our journey to spearhead innovation, sustainability, and expansion in the region to cater to the demands of customers."
The groundbreaking ceremony was officiated by YB Teo Nie Ching, deputy minister for the Ministry of Communications and Digital Malaysia. Also in attendance was Gaw Capital Partners' president Kenneth Gaw, and Amos Ong, co-managing partner of A3 Capital.
Following the development in Malaysia, the JV will turn to neighboring countries including Indonesia and Singapore.
The Infinaxis joint venture is planned to invest in greenfield and underperforming data center assets across Southeast Asia, creating a portfolio of four to five Tier-3 certified data center assets.
Gaw Capital Partners is based in Hong Kong and has previously invested in data centers through a JV with Cetrin in China to create the company Data Center First. The company is a private equity fund manager, focusing on real estate markets in Asia Pacific.
A3 is a real estate investment firm focused on data centers and industrial properties.