• US Tech Giant, Google, to Invest $2 billion in Malaysia for Developing Data Center, a Google Cloud Hub

By: Muhammad Arif

Jakarta: US information technology giant, Google, plans to invest $2 billion in Malaysia, developing its first data center and a Google Cloud hub at a business park in central Malaysia’s Selangor state.

Earlier, another US tech-giant Microsoft’s recent announced to put $2.2 billion over the next four years into building Malaysia’s new cloud and artificial intelligence infrastructure.

Hailing the investment, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said “Google’s investment as a sign of faith in Malaysia’s governance and economy”. Anwar further added by saying “the investment is expected to add $3.2 billion to the economy and create 26,500 jobs by 2030”.

US Tech Giant, Google, to Invest $2 billion in Malaysia for Developing Data Center, a Google Cloud HubMalaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim (right) attends a video conference with business leaders including Ruth Porat, Alphabet Inc.'s president and chief financial officer (left on screen), in Putrajaya, Malaysia, May 30, 2024. [Malaysian Prime Minister’s Off
US Tech Giant, Google, to Invest $2 billion in Malaysia for Developing Data Center, a Google Cloud Hub
Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim (right) attends a video conference with business leaders including Ruth Porat, Alphabet Inc.’s president and chief financial officer (left on screen), in Putrajaya, Malaysia, May 30, 2024. [Malaysian Prime Minister’s Off
In the statement, Google office stated the new technology hubs at a business park in central Malaysia’s Selangor state aims to meet growing demand for cloud services and for artificial intelligence literacy programs for Malaysian students and educators.

Moreover, Malaysia will be the 12th country to house a Google data center. The Malaysian Google Cloud hub — which will deliver services to large enterprises, startups and the public sector, will join 40 regions and 121 zones currently in operation around the world, it added.

 “This investment builds on our partnership with the government of Malaysia to advance its ‘Cloud First Policy,’ including best-in-class cybersecurity standards,” said Ruth Porat, Alphabet Inc.’s president and chief financial officer.

Anwar met with Porat and other business leaders during visits to the U.S. last year.

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