Skip to comments.'Malaysia can become data storage hub'
Posted on 06/27/2013 7:28:06 PM PDT by TexGrill
GREAT POTENTIAL: Capitalise on existing good infrastructure in nation, says minister MALAYSIA has the potential to become a data storage centre in the cloud computing industry, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.
He said Malaysia had the edge because existing infrastructure and the low possibility of natural disasters occurring in the country would encourage its growth.
"Malaysia's growth as a data storage centre should be encouraged, expanded and promoted because it has extensive space for data storage servers.
"This infrastructure is important because it enables data handling to be managed more effectively," he said after launching cloud computing service's AwanHeiTech Exchange 2013, organised by HeiTech Padu Bhd, here, yesterday.
He said operators of data storage facilities must boost the confidence of foreign companies in Malaysia's capability in the sector.
"We cannot depend on local companies alone without looking into raising the confidence of the international community in picking Malaysia as their cloud data storage centre.
"Thus, there are many things we need to look into, including issues of application and security -- whether data stored in Malaysia can be breached or hacked. These are the issues we need to work on to build up our image."
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Uhm no. Spiders, snakes, humidity and muslim insurgency does not a safe data storage place make.
All of our personal and corporate data in the hands of radical islamderthals. Could anything possibly go wrong?
I prefer San Antonio.