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Green Data Center LLP Strengthens Edge Computing Platform
When contacted, Matthew Rajendra the founder and CEO of GDC confirmed that the deal worth MYR 1.67 million for the encryption technology was to secure the company's Hyperlocal Fortified Cloudlets platform. "I am excited to work together with You Tech Solutions on this ground breaking platform that will restore confidence in global cloud security by securing data in transit as well as data at rest using military grade encryption. We will be deploying this system throughout our cloud infrastructure regionally" said Mr Rajendra. He however declined to comment on the specifics of the technology until after the launch of his company's flagship Cyberjaya edge data center in June.
According to industry sources, Rajendra has an ambitious and challenging 4 year investment strategy to rollout 85 edge computing data centers throughout Malaysia, ASEAN and the Middle East based on a build and operate model. For the record, GDC has won some international awards for its green and low cost data center technology over the years and is featured as a key market player in some major industry market research papers.
The company deploys and operates the KoolKUBE shipping container based data centers as well as the Autonomous Neighborhood Data Center (ANDC) micro data centers. These units are placed at the edge of the network physically close to end users eliminating latency issues. The company has confirmed some of the pilot Klang Valley locations as being in upscale neighborhoods in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur.
Rajendra said "Our next generation green edge data centers are deployed in partnership with our service provider customers to ensure the most efficient and effective placement of their network and ICT infrastructure.
Market sources say the company has been in discussions with potential partners for 4K and 8K video streaming, HD gaming, smart city and IR4.0 applications over the past months. With the advent of 5G, the company sees a huge opportunity to place data away from the Internet and closer to users consequently having the ability to make 5G speeds a reality.
Industry analysts are upbeat about edge computing prospects in the coming years with most analysts projecting the global market to grow by USD 9 billion during 2020-2024. It is however yet to be determined to what extent GDC's ASEAN and Middle East footprint will partake in this growth.