Solarvest Borneo Sdn Bhd (Solarvest Borneo), a subsidiary of Malaysia-based clean energy firm Solarvest Holdings Berhad (Solarvest), has sealed partnership to launch hyperscale green data center testbed and training program in Malaysia.

Solarvest said in a statement on Friday that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Centre for Technology Excellence Sarawak (CENTEXS), Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia), and GreenBay CES Sdn Bhd (GreenBay).

According to the statement, this collaboration marks a significant leap toward fostering the hyperscale green data center industry in the Borneo region.

This partnership, which brings together each parties’ respective skills and areas of specialization, aims to establish a hyperscale green data center testbed and training program in Sarawak, thereby spurring research and development collaboration and intellectual property creation in clean energy solutions.

Solarvest Borneo will contribute its expertise in green energy and energy efficiency solutions, CENTEXS will provide a dedicated testbed area for practical data center operations training, while Huawei Malaysia will leverage on its technological knowhow in cloud computing, enterprise intelligence, renewable energy and data centers to support the training needs of the program.

Complementing these efforts, GreenBay will lend its expertise in constructing future-proofed data centers in a cost-efficient manner.

Under this collaboration, the four parties aim to promote environmental responsibility by establishing hyperscale data centers that reduce carbon footprint and optimize resource utilization.

Ultimately, this initiative aims to enhance the sustainability, reliability and efficiency of data services.

“Given the Malaysian government’s focus on data centers within the digital ecosystem development, our green data center testbed and training program are poised to set the benchmark for environmentally responsible hyperscale data centers,” said Leon Liew Chee Ing, Director of Solarvest Borneo.

“Leveraging on Solarvest’s expertise in green energy and energy efficiency solutions, we are positioned to play a pivotal role in creating environmentally conscious and energy-efficient data centers,

“Our strategy incorporates renewable energy sources, cutting-edge cooling methods, and efficient server designs, all contributing to a substantial reduction in energy consumption and emissions,” he added.

Meanwhile, CENTEXS Chief Executive Officer of CENTEXS Syeed Mohd Hussien Wan Abdul Rahman highlighted the firm is delighted to offer a learning arena dedicated to nurturing
the skills of Sarawak’s emerging generation.

According to him, the data center testbed provides valuable hands-on exposure for students, professionals, and researchers eager to delve into the intricacies of data center operations, management, and maintenance.

“Within this controlled environment, participants can acquire insights into data center management spanning server deployment, cooling strategies, energy monitoring, and
security protocols,” he said.

Huawei Malaysia Digital Power Business Unit Vice President Chong Chern Peng said that Huawei Malaysia is excited to collaborate in this venture with a focus on the sustainable, simplified, and reliable characteristics within the domain of data centers.

“As environmental awareness grows, the adoption of green practices to mitigate the ecological impact of data centers is increasing,

“This partnership aims to jointly explore and develop prospects in cloud computing, enterprise intelligence, renewable energy, and data centers,” he said.

According to him, Huawei Malaysia is dedicated to enhancing Malaysia’s clean energy ecosystem through its digital and sustainable green technology solutions.

“Leveraging our extensive expertise as a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, we are committed to addressing market needs and nurturing local talent in solar and battery technologies,

“We are delighted to join forces with the Sarawak Government to further their clean energy aspirations,” he added.

GreenBay Director Nic Chong Lin Kong said that being a forward thinking leader in constructing future-proofed data centers and sustainable energy facilities, the firm provides a comprehensive array of services and solutions, from inception to maintenance, with a primary focus on enhancing total cost efficiency.

In response to the escalating data generation, he said the significance of hyperscale data centers become imperative to accommodate the expanding storage and processing requirements.

Designed to manage enormous data volumes, he said hyperscale data centers effectively cater to the escalating demands of cloud computing, internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and big data analytics.

“This scale advantage fosters economies of scale, driving down costs per computation and storage unit. The incorporation of multiple redundancies and failover mechanisms ensures unparalleled availability and reliability, subsequently reducing instances of downtime,

“Remarkably, hyperscale centers are capable of real-time processing of vast data quantities, facilitating advanced analytics and insights,” he added.

According to the statement, the collaboration resonates with Solarvest’s five-year strategic roadmap to emerge as a regenerative clean energy expert.

The comprehensive partnership among CENTEXS, Huawei Malaysia, Solarvest Borneo, and Greenbay reflects a united commitment to advancing the field of hyperscale green data centers, where sustainability and innovation converge.

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