Official Launch of Computer Exchange 5
CSF Group plc has raised the bar yet again, as they launch their first commercial green data centre and the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia on the 9th January 2012. The auspicious event was officiated by Y.B Datuk Panglima Dr. Maximus Ongkili, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and opened by CSF Group plc, President and Group CEO, Adrian Yong. Their new addition, CSF Computer Exchange 5 (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 a gross floor area of approximately 580,000 square feet. As part of CSF’s green building initiative, CX5 has been recognized to meet the requirements such as energy savings, water savings, a healthier indoor environment, better connectivity to public transport, the adoption of recycling and greenery for the facility and reducing impact on the environment. Consequently, CX5 has been awarded with the provisional Green Building Index (GBI) Certified Rating which is determined by the GBI Accreditation Panel.
Since the operation of CSF's first data centre (CX1) in 2002, CSF continues to excel in building world-class data centre facilities for customers with 6 CSF Computer Exchanges in 3 countries. CSF Group plc provides a full range of services associated with data centres, namely the design and development of data centres including project management, fit-out and integration of the equipment within data centre facilities and other computer rooms, and data centre tenancy solutions.
CX5 is classified as a Tier-3 data centre and it is designed to host mission critical servers and computer systems. The data centre is TIA-942 compliant and is equipped with fully redundant subsystems including cooling, power, network links, storage and stringent physical security features. Provisions are made in CX5 to be expandable to dual active power sources to the data centre. Two (2) onsite utility power stations are already constructed and mirrored duplication of Mechanical & Electrical plant rooms are ready on each data centre floors for the future upgrading works. All three of CSF Group's high-end carrier neutral data centres in Cyberjaya – CX1, CX2 and now CX5 – are linked to a dual-ring electrical grid and advanced fibre connectivity.
Moreover CSF plans to potentially increase its dominance in the South East Asia region and aim to become one of the largest Data Centre Infrastructure services providers in Asia. The Malaysian government has identified data centre business as a significant contributor to the country’s economic growth, with a projection that this sector will contribute RM 2.4 billion to Gross National Income and according to Y.B Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Ongkili, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation “ As global demand for IT services such as hosting and shared services outsourcing continue to rise, CSF Group is well poised to capitalize on this growth opportunity and help position Malaysia as world-class data centre hub”.