Equinix plans to add a US$74 million data centre in Indonesia to meet rising demand for digital services.
The eight-storey facility in Jakarta, scheduled to open in the second half of 2024, is expected to provide more than 1,600 cabinets and more than 5,300 square metres of co-location space.
It will incorporate sustainability into its design, leveraging technologies such as cool array to support economic and environmental goals for organisations in Indonesia.
Equinix’s expansion 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.
According to Equinix, 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.
Major cloud service providers, such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Alibaba Cloud, are launching cloud regions in Indonesia, making the archipalego the second largest public cloud market in Southeast Asia.
“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,” said Jeremy Deutsch, President of Asia-Pacific at Equinix.
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