Google to invest $2 bn in Malaysia to develop first data centre

Google said it will invest $2 billion in Malaysia to develop its first data centre and Google Cloud region in the country.
Google Cloud businessThe government said the investment would advance Malaysia’s digital ambitions, and the artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and other advanced technologies would help local industry move up the global value chain.

Google said the data centre and cloud region will be located in Sime Darby Property’s Elmina Business Park in central Selangor state.

Google’s data centre will power services including Search, Maps and Workspace, and will deliver AI services. Google’s cloud centre will offer services to local firms and public sector organizations.

“Malaysia and Google are partnering to advance our shared work to create a supportive ecosystem for innovation and unlock the potential of digital transformation,” Google’s Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said in the news statement.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced cloud services investments worth $2.2 billion in Malaysia and $1.7 billion in Indonesia during a recent visit to the southeast Asia region.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced plans to invest $9 billion in Singapore, $5 billion in Thailand and $6 billion in Malaysia. News Desk

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