Oracle builds partnership with Indonesia’s Central Data Technology
By Yunnie Marzuki July 19, 2017
- PP 82 is aimed at securing confidential data against possible misconduct
- CDT will distribute Oracle Cloud Machine (OCM) to enterprises on a subscription basis
ORACLE and Indonesian information technology infrastructure solution provider and subsidiary of CTI Group, PT Central Data Technology (CDT) are building a partnership to overcome challenges in cloud implementation for enterprises.
All businesses, particularly the banking and financial sector, have to be ready ahead of the implementation of Government Regulation No.82/2012 (PP 82) in October 2017 which requires the building of data centres in Indonesia or located within the country or having local data residency.
The implementation of PP 82 was announced by the government since 2012 and is aimed at securing all confidential data, such as private information and financial transactions, from possible misconduct, as well as to facilitate the government in conducting investigations into particular cases.
However, businesses are still hampered by the implementation process due to uncertain regulations and a lack of reference regarding standard specifications for data centres and cloud providers.
The alternative for industries in response to this challenge is to adopt private cloud which offers flexibility even if the data is in a customer’s IT environment.
"It will not take three months for this rule to come into effect. For companies that have not built an on-premise infrastructure and migrated data, they will have difficulties preparing in short time.
“The easiest way is to adopt a private cloud solution that offers flexibility and compatibility which accommodates IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and SaaS (Sofware as a Service). This solution allows the combination of flexibility of private cloud and public cloud, but the security and toughness is the same as on-premise infrastructure," said Central Data Technology president director Adi Rusli.
Adi explains that the regulation is not only the challenge, as there are infrastructure challenges such as stable internet connections and steady electricity supply.
“Although Indonesia’s infrastructure has gotten better now, the landing points for enterprises to reach or have data centres has not been equally spread to all areas.”
To overcome these challenges, CDT offers Oracle Cloud Machine (OCM), a private cloud computing solution which facilitates the integration between devices and applications and speeds up the process of implementing and migrating data to the cloud.
"We are glad to have CDT as our platinum partner for the OCM solution in Indonesia. As a local distributor, CDT has years of experience in distributing IT solutions for SMBs and enterprises. With its in-depth expertise and excellence in delivering Oracle solutions and for uniquely addressing the challenges of joint customers, CDT will be able to grow awareness for cloud solutions in Indonesia and increase the market,” said Oracle Indonesia country managing director Erwin Sukiato.
Through this OCM solution, Oracle puts the machine in customer data centres with a subscription-based pricing scheme as per customer requirements. Inside the OCM server there is an Oracle application like SaaS so customers can take advantage of all the cloud services with direct access to devices located in their own data centre (on premise).
“Oracle wants to maintain agile benefits that enterprises can get by utilising private cloud in their business. To utilise private cloud, an enterprise has to input a certain amount of investment, but our product allows users to have access to data without any investment,” Erwin says.
He sees most local enterprises moving to cloud or private cloud in the near future and his team is drafting suggestions for the government about regulations.
“We will talk with government representatives and share our ideas from Oracle’s perspective regarding the implementation. Development will be slow if we only lean on in-country systems, we need a push-factor from outside too,” he says.