CSF Group plc , a leading provider of data centre facilities and services in Southeast Asia, has launched CSF Computer Exchange 5 (CX5), the largest facility of its kind in this region. Located in Cyberjaya, CX5 is a carrier-neutral high end purpose-built data centre which consists of three blocks of 4-storey buildings and a Class A office block. It offers 201,000 square feet of net data centre floor space and is one of three data centres developed and operated by CSF Group in Cyberjaya.
CX5 has also been awarded the provisional Green Building Index (GBI) Certified Rating which recognises the facility as a green, sustainable building that has satisfied certain requirements as determined by the GBI Accreditation Panel. These requirements include among others factors such as the ability to provide energy savings, water savings, a healthier indoor environment, better connectivity to public transport, the adoption of recycling and greenery for their projects, and reducing impact on the environment.
CSF Group is one of the project owners of the Entry Point Project 3 (EPP 3) under the Business Services NKEA (National Key Economic Area) of the country’s Economic Transformation Programme. The Malaysian government has identified the data centre business as a significant contributor to the country’s economic growth, with a projection that this sector will contribute RM2.4 billion to Gross National Income and create about 13,000 jobs by 2020.
“As global demand for IT services such as hosting and shared services outsourcing continue to rise, CSF Group is well poised to capitalise on this growth opportunity and help position Malaysia as a world-class data centre hub,” said Dr. Maximus Ongkili, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).
“We are on the right track to achieve profitable growth and increasing sustainable revenues while investing in the longer-term core assets of the business – our expertise, our employees and our customers,” said Yong.
He added that CSF is focused on expanding our footprint into the region, with more high-end commercial data centres in the pipeline in China, India, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
CSF Group currently has more than 200 customers in the region, from various industries including government, telecommunications, banking, insurance, automotive, oil and gas, food and beverage, travel, manufacturing and information technology.