Yondr Group announces entry into Malaysian market with plans to build hyperscale campus in Sedenak Tech Park

Yondr Group has announced its entry into the Malaysian market with a planned 200MW hyperscale campus, which will be developed on a 72.8-acre parcel acquired from TPM Technopark Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Johor Corp. The land is located in Sedenak Tech Park, a flagship data centre complex that spans across 700 acres of land in Johor.

In a statement, Yondr Group chief executive officer Dave Newitt said: “Malaysia is a significant part of our expansion plans within Southeast Asia. Our ability to secure this critical location in Sedenak Tech Park complements our existing presence in Jakarta, Indonesia and further bolsters our strategic presence in this high growth market. Johor is in close proximity to other key data centre metros, including Singapore, which offers valuable interconnectivity routes, representing a true benefit for the group’s clients, especially in combination with the scalability in meeting requirements of power and land.”

Formerly known as Kulai Iskandar Data Exchange (KIDEX), Sedenak Tech Park is nestled in the heart of the 7,290-acre Sedenak Technology Valley, an industrial and technology hub comprising technology-driven developments, such as advanced electrical and electronic (E&E), medical device manufacturing, green renewable energy, biotechnology and food technology.

Yondr’s hyperscale campus will be developed in various phases and will deliver a total capacity of 200MW upon completion, with the first phase scheduled for delivery in 2024. With access to at least 600MW of capacity, dark fibre connectivity, scalable utilities and infrastructure, Sedenak Tech Park is home to some of the largest data and cloud players in Southeast Asia.

Johor Corp director of real estate and infrastructure division and TPM Technopark chairman Datuk Akmal Ahmad said that as global demand for data centres continues to grow exponentially via cloud computing and consumer mobile Internet, the sheer scale of growing data consumption makes the development of hyperscale data centre infrastructure a compelling international and regional opportunity for both investors and operators.

“This exposure to Yondr’s well-established partnerships with major state-of-the-art hyperscale facilities will further fuel our technical infrastructure development dedicated to the nation and the region’s fast-growing digital economy.”

Asia Pacific continues to be an attractive data centre destination given its strategic location, growth potential, swift upsurge of technology platforms and networks across a wide spectrum of markets. Within Southeast Asia, Malaysia’s data centre market size is expected to achieve a revenue of more than US$800 million (RM3.24 billion) by 2025 and is already experiencing increasing investment spill-overs due to inherent land constraints in other surrounding markets.

“This deployment in Sedenak Tech Park will provide its hyperscale clients with an opportunity to scale their cloud computing requirements and benefit from being strategically located just a stone’s throw away from Singapore and Indonesia,” said Yondr Group acquisition and development director of Asia Pacific region Aksel Vansten.