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    AIMS DC begins work on second building Cyberjaya, plans retrofit in Kuala Lumpur


    By Dan Swinhoe

    Malaysian data center firm AIMS is developing an additional building in Cyberjaya, and announced plans for a new facility in Kuala Lumpur.

    The company this week announced the construction of AIMS Cyberjaya Block 2, adding 8MW and set to be live by the end of 2023.

    “We achieved more than 90 percent occupancy in AIMS Cyberjaya Block 1 in less than a year,” Chiew Kok Hin, AIMS CEO, said. “This has accelerated our plans to expand our operational facilities in Malaysia with the construction of Block 2 to not only meet overwhelming response in the region, but also aligns with our initiative towards driving environmental, social, and governance practices within the company and facilitating innovation in the industry.”

    The facility is being developed in partnership with local engineering firm Gamuda. Lim Hui Yan, Gamuda Engineering’s executive director, added: “As a regional engineering and infrastructure company, we have a track record of delivering innovative breakthrough solutions. We are excited to be part of AIMS’ longer-term expansion plans.”

    AIMS is also developing a new facility in Kuala Lumpur. The company announced it will be launching a 5MW facility in the former Bangunan KWSP building it acquired last year. The retrofitted site is located within 100 meters of AIMS’ existing Kuala Lumpur data center, and is targeted for completion in May 2023.

    AIMS DC offers colocation, managed services, and disaster recovery offerings from three data centers in Malaysia – one in Kuala Lumpur and two in Cyberjaya – as well as one in Bangkok, Thailand. On its website, the company has previously listed plans for three more facilities in Vietnam.

    Previously a subsidiary of telecom company TIME dotCom, AIMS was acquired by DigitalBridge in November 2022.

    Having acquired AIMS in 2012 for RM119 million, rumors that Time was mulling a potential sale surfaced in March 2022. Companies including the I Squared Capital-owned BDx, Stonepeak-backed Digital Edge, Temasek Holdings’ STT GDC, Equinix, KKR, and Tower Capital Asia were all listed as potential suitors for AIMS.