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Google Invests $2B in Malaysia

Google Announces $2 Billion Investment in Malaysian Data Center and Cloud Hub

Posted on May 31, 2024
Writer: James Miller

Google announced plans to invest $2 billion in Malaysia to establish its first data center and a Google Cloud hub in the region. 

This development is part of a larger trend of U.S. tech giants expanding their infrastructure in Southeast Asia, highlighted by Microsoft’s recent commitment of $2.2 billion toward Malaysia’s cloud and AI infrastructure.

Set to be located in Selangor state’s central business park, the Google Cloud hub aims to cater to a broad client base, including large enterprises, startups, and the public sector. This hub will contribute to the global network of Google Cloud services, which includes 40 regions and 121 zones.

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim praised the initiative and viewed it as a testament to the international community’s confidence in Malaysia’s governance and economic prospects. The project is expected to impact the Malaysian economy, potentially creating 26,500 jobs by 2030.

Ruth Porat, Alphabet Inc.’s President and CFO, emphasized that this move reinforces Google’s commitment to supporting Malaysia’s “Cloud First Policy” and enhancing cybersecurity standards within the country.

For more detailed information, check out the full article on AP News.

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