The Aims Group (Aims), Southeast Asia’s leading carrier-neutral data services provider, today announced that the company recorded its highest ever 24% growth in revenue in 2016, which the group has acknowledged it’s their best ever performance in the history of its operations, again breaking last year’s growth record.
“Despite the overall difficulty and glum of 2016, Aims managed to outdo the odds with an unprecedented 24% revenue growth that propels the group well above the industry average and establishing our credibility as the leading data centre in Malaysia,” said Aims Group chief executive officer (CEO) Chiew Kok Hin in a statement today.
He added that in 2016 also, Aims Group saw a 14% increase in new customers, while the data centre’s cloud-based services experienced more than 300% jump in revenue.
“Just two years ago, Aims introduced it’s customised, ‘private’ cloud services.
“Today, we are seeing how well our corporate customers have been embracing this offering as they can get the best of both worlds – which are a managed data centre, with cloud capabilities,” he added.
The most inter-connected data centre
Chiew elaborates that achieving such a stellar growth in the depressed economic and market mode of the past year of 2016, is reflective that Aims’ strategy of strengthening its carrier-neutrality factor and playing in a healthy ecosystem niche, is paying off handsomely.
“Being carrier-neutral, which also means having multiple telecommunications connectivity hosted in our data centres so our clients have the flexibility to choose their connection points and are not restricted or mandated to only one or a few.
“This makes Aims the most interconnected data centre in the country and enables us to form a healthy client ecosystem. This unique factor has attracted international and local clients such as media, content, financial institutions, multinationals, tourism, gaming and more, who want high network redundancy,” he said.
Totalling over 70,000 square feet of data centre space, Aims is based in central Kuala Lumpur with sites in Cyberjaya, Penang, Johor and Sabah.
Together with their parent company Time dotCom, Aims has been pushing towards regional expansion by established their presence in Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam.
“We are strengthening our position regionally through strategic partnerships and acquisitions. We believe these are essential to our progression in the region.
“Each country has a different business culture and environment, and it is important that we venture in strategically,” explains Chiew.
Frost & Sullivan ‘Data Centre Services Provider of the Year’ 2017
Aims was announced as the 2017 Frost & Sullivan ‘Malaysia Data Centre Services Provider of the Year’ on April 13 this year at the Kuala Lumpur Hilton.
The annual prestigious Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Excellence Awards was held to provide recognition to organisations which have surpassed market expectations by exhibiting outstanding performance in their respective industries in the country.
“Aims has illustrated vivid characteristics that are strongly reflective of a leader in the data centre services industry through its comprehensive portfolio offerings which include colocation services, managed services, network services, disaster recovery and content delivery network, making it a one-stop solution centre for customers,” said P. Kavitha, research associate, ICT practice, Asia Pacific Frost & Sullivan.
“With strategic locations spread across Malaysia and SEA, its data centres are able to provide secure, robust, redundant and connectivity-rich data centre facilities and services to its diverse range of customers from varied industry verticals.
“Additionally, AIMS accelerates ahead by strategically investing in green technology to improve power capabilities in each of its data centres, resulting in increased efficiency,” adds Kavitha.
“AIMS’ competitive advantage in being one of the most highly interconnected telecommunications hubs within the region, as well as providing a one stop customisable solution for its customers further boasts the company’s value proposition to current and future customers to meet the increasing needs while experiencing continued unparalleled success within the sphere,” Kavitha explained.
“We are honoured to once again receive the Data Centre Provider of the Year Award for 2017 from Frost and Sullivan.
“This award is a further recognition of our outstanding progress and the inroads we have made in the industry in 2016.
“None of which would be possible without the trust our customers have placed on us and we thank them for continuing to be part of us,” said Chiew.
“Content continues to dominate every aspect of our lives. As more and more applications and online services emerge, we believe 2017 will be another great year for Aims.
We will continue to provide the customisations that our customers need as well as the latest technology that can set our customers apart from their competitor,” he said.