Malaysian Firms Launch Green Data Centre Testbed

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Solarvest Borneo, a subsidiary of clean energy expert Solarvest Holdings Berhad, has partnered with CENTEXS, Huawei Malaysia, and GreenBay to establish a hyperscale green data centre testbed and training programme in Sarawak.

The collaboration aims to promote environmental responsibility by establishing hyperscale data centres that reduce carbon footprints and optimise resource utilisation.

Solarvest Borneo will contribute its expertise in green energy and energy efficiency solutions; CENTEXS will provide a dedicated testbed area for practical data centre operations training; Huawei Malaysia will leverage its technological know-how in cloud computing, enterprise intelligence, renewable energy and data centres to support the training needs of the program; and GreenBay will lend its expertise in constructing future-proofed data centres in a cost-efficient manner.

The collaboration is a significant leap toward fostering the hyperscale green data centre industry in the Borneo region. It is also in line with the Malaysian Government's focus on data centres within the digital ecosystem development.

Solarvest Borneo to Play Pivotal Role in Creating Environmentally Conscious and Energy-Efficient Data Centres

Director of Solarvest Borneo, Mr. Leon Liew Chee Ing, stated that the company is positioned to play a pivotal role in creating environmentally conscious and energy-efficient data centres.

"Leveraging on Solarvest's expertise in green energy and energy efficiency solutions, we are committed to developing data centres that are sustainable and reliable," he said.

Mr. Leon added that the company's strategy incorporates renewable energy sources, cutting-edge cooling methods, and efficient server designs, all of which contribute to a substantial reduction in energy consumption and emissions.

CENTEXS to Provide Learning Arena for Nurturing Skills of Sarawak's Emerging Generation

Chief Executive Officer of CENTEXS, Tuan Haji Syeed Mohd Hussien Wan Abdul Rahman, said that the data centre testbed will provide valuable hands-on exposure for students, professionals, and researchers eager to delve into the intricacies of data centre operations, management, and maintenance.

"Within this controlled environment, participants can acquire insights into data centre management spanning server deployment, cooling strategies, energy monitoring, and security protocols," he said.

Huawei Malaysia Excited to Collaborate in Venture with Focus on Sustainable, Simplified, and Reliable Characteristics

Vice President of Digital Power Business Unit of Huawei Malaysia, Mr. Chong Chern Peng, said that the company is excited to collaborate in this venture with a focus on the sustainable, simplified, and reliable characteristics within the domain of data centres.

"As environmental awareness grows, the adoption of green practices to mitigate the ecological impact of data centres is increasing," he said. "This partnership aims to jointly explore and develop prospects in cloud computing, enterprise intelligence, renewable energy, and data centres."

GreenBay to Provide Comprehensive Range of Services and Solutions

Director of GreenBay, Mr. Nic Chong Lin Kong, said that the company is a forward-thinking leader in constructing future-proofed data centres and sustainable energy facilities. "We provide a comprehensive array of services and solutions, from inception to maintenance, with a primary focus on enhancing total cost efficiency," he said.

Mr. Nic added that hyperscale data centres are becoming increasingly important to accommodate the expanding storage and processing requirements of cloud computing, IoT, AI, and big data analytics. "The incorporation of multiple redundancies and failover mechanisms ensures unparalleled availability and reliability, subsequently reducing instances of downtime," he said.

The collaboration between Solarvest Borneo, CENTEXS, Huawei Malaysia, and GreenBay is a significant step forward in the development of the hyperscale green data centre industry in Borneo. It is a testament to the commitment of these companies to sustainability and innovation.

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