Equinix expands to Indonesia with US$74 mil data center
By Digital News Asia October 7, 2022
- Eight-story facility to open by the second half of 2024
- Companies in Indonesia to leverage its platform to power their business
To support increasing demand for the digital services essential to powering today’s businesses, Equinix Inc announced its expansion to Indonesia with plans for an approximately US$74 million (RM343 million) International Business Exchang (IBX) data center in the heart of Jakarta.
In a statement, the digital infrastructure company said through this expansion, it will enable Indonesian businesses, as well as multinationals with a presence in Indonesia, to leverage its trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure to power their businesses.
Driven by rapid business digitalisation and a substantial digital-savvy population, Equinix notes that Indonesia has emerged as Southeast Asia’s largest digital economy in value, and is expected to be a key hub of interconnection in the region.
It said with major cloud service providers, such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Alibaba Cloud, launching cloud regions in Indonesia, the country is forecast to become the second largest public cloud market in Southeast Asia.
These trends collectively raise the need for increased digital services and data center services capacity in Indonesia, it added.
Jeremy Deutsch, president, Asia-Pacific at Equinix, said the firm’s IBX data center in Jakarta will add a strategically important, high-growth market to Equinix’s extensive network of interconnected data centers across the world.
“Having a presence in Indonesia allows Equinix to provide digital infrastructure that enables local businesses to tap growth opportunities abroad and support global organisations looking to access the expanding Indonesian digital economy.
“We look forward to working closely with local authorities, network providers and the broader industry ecosystem players to help unleash Indonesia’s digital potential,” he said.
According to Equinix, the eight-story facility is scheduled to open by the second half of 2024, expected to provide more than 1,600 cabinets and more than 5,300 square meters of colocation space when fully built.
Located in Jakarta’s central business district and in close proximity to major Internet exchanges, the firm said the new IBX data center will provide Indonesian businesses and foreign businesses operating in Indonesia with the digital infrastructure and vibrant ecosystems for optimal performance.
It said the facility will incorporate sustainability into its design, leveraging innovative technologies such as cool array to support economic and environmental goals for organizations in Indonesia.
This is part of Equinix’s Future First strategy that underscores the company’s commitment to green the digital economy, it said.
Equinix’s expansion to Jakarta is aligned with the Indonesian government’s digital transformation initiatives, boosting the country’s digital infrastructure objectives according to goals set out in the Indonesia Digital Roadmap 2021–2024.
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