Data Centre & Cloud

Malaysia Digital Hub of ASEAN

Data Centre & Cloud Market Landscape

Malaysia is ranked 22nd globally (2nd in ASEAN, 8th in APAC) in the Arcadis Data Centre Location Index 2021.

Key Statistics for

Data Centre & Cloud in ASEAN

USD 12.60 bil

South East Asia’s forecasted Data Cloud market size by 2025 with CAGR of 13%

USD 8.90 bil

Hyperscale Cloud Revenue in South East Asia in 2021


Number of Data Cloud facilities & expansion projects in SEA in 2021

Source: Technavio, Arizton, IDC, Cushman & Wakefield, MyDIGITAL

Key Statistics for

Data Centre & Cloud in Malaysia


CAGR (2020-2025) Public Cloud Market growth in Malaysia, largely driven by Manufacturing, BFSI, Resource & Utilities and Telecommunications & Media industries

7-5 cents/kWh

Power Cost in Malaysia (High Voltage Commercial Tariff, peak, off-peak)


Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL) target for usage of cloud storage across the government in 2022

Source: Technavio, Arizton, IDC, Cushman & Wakefield, MyDIGITAL

Malaysia’s Ingredients For Success

Criteria to support Data Centre & Cloud Ecosystem


Domestic & international: competitive, reliable, extensive capacity and diversity, dark fibre availability & fast restoration

Ease & Cost of Doing Business

Business environment, processes, compliance risks & costs & regulatory encumbrances

Progressive Data Governance

Principles of Privacy, Data Protection, Law Enforcement & Cross Border Data Flow


Largest cost component for DC OPEX: high reliability, competitive tariffs and Renewable Sources

Land & Utilities

Enables efficient building designs & long-term planning for expansion


Financial and non-financial incentives in line with the future digital economy ecosystem

Demand Factors

Strong and growing market demand & Government adoption

Geographic Risk

Low incidence of natural disasters and other natural risk factors

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