Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 28 - Page 9

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Vantage Data Centers opens second Kuala Lumpur data center with a third facility under construction

In addition , the company is constructing a third facility ( KUL13 ) on the growing campus to meet customer demand in the region .
Located on a four-acre campus in the Malaysia Digital Districts , KUL12 is a four-story data center with a variety of sustainability features , including the use of a closed-loop chilling system that requires virtually no water for cooling .
The project was completed in approximately one million working hours without any lost-time injuries since breaking ground in May 2021 . KUL12 and the flagship KUL11 facility provide a combined 10MW of IT capacity across 194,000 square feet of space . Vantage is also constructing KUL13 , a third facility on the Cyberjaya campus . KUL13 will offer an additional 5MW of capacity to hyperscale customers and local enterprises and will open its doors to customers in the first half of 2023 .

Vantage Data Centers , a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses , has announced the on-schedule delivery of a second data center ( KUL12 ) on its Cyberjaya campus in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia .

“ Vantage is actively investing in new developments in Malaysia to serve growing customer demand and support the country ’ s aspiration to become a digital economic hub ,” said Brian Groen , President of Vantage ’ s APAC Business . “ We are excited to open the doors to this additional data center while continuing our expansion and investment in greater Kuala Lumpur .”

Global business leaders say hybrid cloud is critical to modernization yet concerns impede success

Global market research from IBM has revealed that more than 77 % of respondents have adopted a hybrid cloud approach which can help drive Digital Transformation – yet the majority of responding organizations are struggling with the complexity to make all their cloud environments work together .

As organizations face skills gaps , security challenges and compliance obstacles , less than one-quarter of respondents across the globe manage their hybrid cloud environments holistically – which can create blind spots and put data at risk .
The IBM Transformation Index : State of Cloud , commissioned by IBM and conducted by The Harris Poll , was created to help organizations map their cloud transformation and empower them to self-classify their progress . Built on a foundation that leverages insights from experienced cloud professionals , enterprises can use the Index to gain measurable metrics that can help quantify their progress and uncover areas of opportunity .
The Index consisted of more than 3,000 business and technology decision-makers from 12 countries and across 15 industries including financial services , manufacturing , government , telecommunications and healthcare , to understand where organizations are advancing , or merely emerging , on their transformation journeys .
The Index points to a strong correlation between hybrid cloud adoption and progress in Digital Transformation . In fact , 71 % of those surveyed think it ’ s difficult to realize the full potential of a Digital Transformation without having a solid hybrid cloud strategy in place .
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