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Green Data Center LLP Clinches RM33.96 Million Deal In Malaysia
The family owned Malaysian company on Wednesday signed a letter of intent with Japanese owned Regal Orion Sdn Bhd owner of the Shinsei Malaysia 1 data center for a project to build Evergreen, the ultra-green data center services offering within the mega data center located at Labu in the state of Negeri Sembilan.
Once completed, the facility will be capable of supporting 2 megawatts of equipment or up to 8000 servers to be submersed in GDC's proprietary coolant contributing to increased environmental stewardship and lower operating costs, according to officials.
The negotiations were headed by GDC's Founder and CEO Matthew Rajendra who invented the technology and spearheaded the company in 2010. According to industry sources, Rajendra conducted trials for 5 years before coming out of stealth mode in 2015. Since then, GDC has accumulated numerous international awards including coveted United Nations, WITSA and APICTA awards.
"The latest deal reflects data center owners' readiness and trust to adopt the next generation of sustainable cooling technology in a large scale" Rajendra was quoted as saying, adding that this project increases GDC's turnover by 300% year on year and will maintain a robust order book replenishment for the next 3 years.
Shinsei Malaysia 1 is a RM1.2 billion investment by Japanese investors into Malaysia aiming to fulfill the requirements of the ever growing US$57 billion global data center industry. This investment according to Malaysian government officials is a shot in the arm for the country's revived Look East Policy 2.0 mooted by the Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad. The launch ceremony between the parties is scheduled for in June and will see top government officials witnessing the event.