CSF Launches The Country's First Green Datacentre
Malaysian-based CSF Group, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, has launched the country’s first commercial green data centre and the largest in South East Asia in Cyberjaya. The Computer Exchange 5 (CX5) is one of the three data centres announced as part of the Entry Point Projects under the Economic Transformation Programme last year.
The exchange has been awarded the provisional Green Building Index-certified (GBI) rating which recognises the facility as a green, sustainable building that has satisfied certain GBI Accreditation Panel requirements.
They include factors such as the ability to provide energy and water saving, 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 chief executive officer Adrian Yong said the facility, with a gross floor area of about 580,00sq ft, is one of three datacentres developed and operated by the group here.
The group also has datacentre facilities in Johor Bahru, Hanoi and Jakarta, he said.
"We are eyeing to expand our business into Singapore, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh city (in Vietnam)," he said at the recent launch of CX5.
Yong said the group has more than 200 customers and over 1,500 installations in computer rooms and datacentres,
"The customers and tenants of our datacentres comprise companies involved in various industries, including government, banking, insurance, motor vehicle, oil and gas, food and beverage, travel, manufacturing and information technology," he said.
Since 1991, the group has undertaken contract work to build and fit-out over 200 datacentres and computer support facilities in Malaysia, with some installations in Indonesia, China and India, he said.
Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Seri Dr, Maximus Ongkili launched CX5,
Also present was the director of the National Key Economic Area for Pemandu (Programme Measurement and Delivery Unit) Dr. Fadhullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek. - Bernama