Malaysia’s Data Centers - A Local Industry ready to take on the world?

Malaysia’s national vision for data centers highlights the industry’s potential to become a regional ICT hub by 2020.

Malaysia offers strategic advantages and prime locations in the South East Asia region for data centers due to:

  • Relatively lower costs of power and real estate
  • The reliability of the power grid and of connectivity
  • Secure locations, such as Iskandar and Cyberjaya, away from seismic active zones
  • A national government and local authorities who are supportive of  the data center industry

These strategic and geographic advantages are in themselves not enough to deliver such an ambitious vision.   It will require an active collaboration between the stakeholders within the local data center industry to transform Malaysia into a world-class ICT hub, founded on a strong and supportive data center backbone.

This transformation has already begun! In October 2013, the Malaysian Data Centre Alliance (MDCA), a professional alliance for the data centre industry, was launched to oversee the collective and beneficial development of data centers. As the industry refreshes its IT capacity and deploys new higher density technologies Malaysia saw higher rate of increase in power consumption (16.9%) than any other market in the Asia Pacific between 2012 and 2013.  (DCD Global Census 2013).

Figure: Increase in Power Consumption by Market 2012-2013

At our first DCD Converged Kuala Lumpur event last year, we welcomed over 300 data center professionals with a shared  interest in developing the Malaysian data center  industry by acquiring the knowledge and information necessary to improve their own data center strategies and operations.

Join us at DCD Converged Kuala Lumpur 2014 and be at the forefrontof the most important transformation in Malaysia’s digital history.  You will acquire the critical and cutting edge knowledge to make informed choices in both your strategic longer-term and day-to-day operational decision-making.

Key Data Center topics to be discussed at DCD Converged Kuala Lumpur 2014 include:

  • Industry Initiatives and Solutions: Developing Malaysia into a World-class Hub for Data Centers
  • IT for the Next Decade: How Cloud, Big Data, Social Media and Mobility will Impact on your Data Center Strategy
  • Design: Details of a New Classification System to guide the design of your data center
  • Operational Decisions: Addressing operational and staffing procedures in your data center to minimise risk and to maximise efficiency
  • IT Optimization: Technologies and strategies to minimize both risk & cost
  • Future Thinking: How will trends in outsourcing and cloud, consolidation and facility management, solutions and technologies influence the direction of Malaysian data centers?

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Key topics:

Design, Build, Operate
From site selection and engineering design through to power availability and full data center automation

Outsourcing Decisions
From collocation to Platform-as-a-Service, from Software-as-a-Service, to building your data centre capacity in the cloud

IT Optimisation
Insight on how IT needs drive data centre strategy and how that impacts infrastructure requirement

Who should attend?

DatacenterDynamics Kuala Lampur is specifically designed to fill the knowledge and networking needs for both those responsible for the design, build an operation of IT facilities as well as key IT decision makers responsible for strategic decisions regarding capacity planning and technology investment.

  • Chief Information and Technology Officers
  • Data center Facilities Managers and Engineers
  • Information Technology and Infrastructure Managers
  • Network, Cabling and Communication Engineers and Integrators
  • Architects, Design Build Consultants, and MEP Professionals
  • Datacenter, Commercial Office Space and Operations Staff
  • NOC, SOC and DOC Staff and Managers
  • Server, Storage and Application Administrators
  • C-level executives (Chief Executive Officer / Chief Information Officer / Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer / Chief Technology Officer)
  • Data Center Managers and Directors
  • Data Center Project Managers
  • IT Directors
  • IT Project Managers
  • Infrastructure Directors
  • IT Consultants
  • Data Center Consultants
  • Business Analysts
  • Finance Directors & Managers

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