Malaysian-based firm Fortitude Asia has partnered with local IT companies Kepstar Data Center and Te Aikhong Enterprise to build Cambodia’s biggest data center. The USD 70 million cloud-based data center facility will be built with an aim to fortify Cambodia’s digital ecosystem and infrastructure in order to attract local and global businesses.
Te Aikhong Enterprise say that data centers play a vital role in the economic growth of the country. They claim that this alliance is historic since a local organization’s vision will be supported by two industry heavyweights such as Fortitude Asia and Kepstar Data Center.
By investing USD 70 million in their data center project, Te Aikhong believe that they will fortify the hub with state-of-the-art facilities to match international standards. They also say that this move will help them attract businesses from Cambodia as well as global markets.
Explaining this, Te Chour, Director of Te Aikhong, commented:
A data center is a key asset for the development of our digital economy. It will play an important role in attracting investors. Companies are more likely to come to Cambodia if they have a reliable place to store data.
The data center will comply with all international requirements and our customers will be private companies and banks, but we will also reserve some space for the government.
In closing, Te Aikhong added that the facility will be built at Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh and will be ready in the next 18 months. They also added that they will train local talent so that they can participate in the development and maintenance of cloud platforms.