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DHL to invest $350 million for IT Services Data Center in Malaysia

DHL data center Malaysia planLogistics company DHL is planning to invest nearly RM 1.5 billion or $350 million till 2020 to develop its IT Services Data Center in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

The IT Services Data Center has provided critical IT infrastructure, business application development and support initially for the company’s Asia Pacific and, subsequently, global operations over the past 20 years.

DHL invested more than RM 4.7 billion or $1.1 billion in its development since 1997.

“Digitalization plays an increasingly strategic role in helping global logistics networks achieve the speed, reliability and accuracy needed to keep pace with today’s demands,” said Alexander Pilar, managing director, IT Services, Deutsche Post DHL Group.

More than 1,440 employees ensure the Cyberjaya IT Services Center, along with their counterparts in Prague, the Czech Republic and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, deliver 24/7 IT support across all DHL divisions.

“We started our IT Data Center in Malaysia 20 years ago, occupying a floor in a suburban shopping mall with 120 staff, facing risks of disruption from flooding to the building’s car park,” said Yogananthan S, site head of IT Services Cyberjaya, and VP Business Relations for IT Services, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Post DHL Group.

The IT Service Data Center in Cyberjaya plans to invest in a range of platform renewals and technical innovations through to 2020, including adoption of hybrid cloud, and higher-efficiency or renewable energy sources.

(from left to right): Yogananthan S, site head of IT Services Cyberjaya, Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, chief operating officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Alexander Pilar, managing director, IT Services, Deutsche Post DHL Group

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