Open DC and Exabytes Join Hands To Rejuvenate Penang’s Cloud Ecosystem With New Data Centre
Putrajaya, 26th October 2021 – All smiles for both Weng Yew Wong, Managing Director of Open DC and Kee Siak Chan, Founder of Exabytes as they signed the joined-venture agreement on 20th September to establish Open DC Penang Sdn Bhd (ODCP) which will be 51% and 49% owned by Open DC and Exabytes respectively.
Founder of Exabytes Chan Kee Siak said that the strategic partnership with Open DC would propel Penang as a potential data centre hub to support small medium enterprises (SMEs) and multinationals (MNCs) in Malaysia, making it a prominent internet hub.
“We aim to rejuvenate the data center and cloud ecosystem in Penang and northern Malaysia whilst also helping businesses in Penang prepare themselves for the industrial revolution 4.0,” he said.
Our proud founder Weng says, “As the operator for JB1 and JB2, Open DC is excited to partner with Exabytes to advance the development of digital hubs in Penang.
“Our team has conceptualised and operated high-quality data centre facilities while improving Malaysia’s internet speeds.
Additionally, low latency connectivity, carrier-neutral data centre, telecom hub, and digital hub will be made available to the general public via the data centre’s infrastructure. The data centre will also offer edge computing, Internet of Things, and Industry 4.0 capabilities, as well as data and cloud services disaster recovery and business continuity services.
“This partnership will act as a seeding initiative for future data center developments in the northern region and further boost the digital transformation initiative in Penang.”
The partnership marks the beginning of the working relationship as Open DC and Exabytes aim at establishing more initiative and potential collaboration with other regional players in the country and Southeast Asia.