A new Tier IV-quality data center is proposed on the island of Borneo.
Local press including the New Straits Times and the Borneo Post report Poseidon Technologies Sdn Bhd is developing a Tier IV-quality data center in the Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo.
A Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony was held between Permodalan Risda Bhd (PRB) and Poseidon Technologies Sdn Bhd.
Sabah deputy chief minister I Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey G. Kitingan said the project, worth RM119 million, will be located at the Aeropod mixed development located about 5km from the state capital Kota Kinabalu and is expected to be completed by July next year.
Details around the specifications of the planned data center are scarce.
"This is very important as we are moving into a digital economy, green economy, artificial intelligence (AI) technology,” he said.
"We need to establish a data center for these purposes and I hope it will become a catalyst for us to set up other data centers in other areas where it is needed. This will help us to transform from a conventional to a digital economy."
Poseidon’s website describes the company as an end-to-end IT and solutions firm. The New Straits Times lists the company CEO as Alfian Abd Rahman.
PRB is a wholly-owned subsidiary Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA) a state-owned agency under the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development.