September 23, 2014 (Tue): AIMS Group, Southeast Asia’s leading carrier-neutral data services provider, cements its physical presence in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur by signing a long-term anchor tenancy at the 18-storey building that has housed its headquarters for the past 14 years.
AIMS Group Chief Executive Officer Chiew Kok Hin says that this comes after the company’s 20 years of service in the Klang Valley, and demonstrates long term commitment to its clientele. He says, “Our message is simple – AIMS will be in this business for a very long time. We are part of the fabric of this vibrant, world-class city, and AIMS’ is in the heart of KL. We’re not going anywhere.”
As a carrier-neutral data centre, AIMS is home to all domestic telecommunication providers, as well as more than 80% of international service providers, making Menara AIMS the most connected site in the CBD of Kuala Lumpur and one of the most connected sites in the country. At the same time, AIMS is also the reference site for the Malaysian Internet Exchange (MyIX) at Menara AIMS.
Menara AIMS (formerly known as Menara Aik Hua), with 37,500 square feet of fully commissioned data centre space and another 10,000 square feet work in progress, is minutes away from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. An additional 13,000 square feet is available in Cyberjaya plus points of presence in Penang, Johor and Kota Kinabalu.
Earnings and Growth Plans
AIMS’ Group recently announced that its 2014 second quarter earnings grew 11% from RM14.3 Million in 2013 to RM15.97 million in 2014.
“AIMS’ market share and revenue growth has been steady and the high capital and operating costs of the data centre business that has severely challenged other local players are under control. AIMS currently enjoys a market share of 14 percent, a rate that is “steadily increasing” each year, according to Chiew.
AIMS’ diverse client portfolio ranges from large local corporations and multinationals across industries as diverse as aviation, hotel, telecommunication, financial services, online businesses, oil and gas, retail and content providers.
“We plan to further expand into financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing and logistics. Bank Negara’s recent guidelines for financial institutions will also help drive our disaster recovery and business continuity planning services to hopefully become significant contributors to our growth in the years ahead,” he ends.