Equinix and PT Astra International (Astra) have started a joint venture to develop the digital infrastructure in Indonesia that multinationals and local businesses need to accelerate their digital transformation.
The joint venture company will help local businesses and multinationals develop their digital capabilities and capitalise on new and emerging technologies, such as 5G, AI, hybrid multi-cloud, 5G, and IoT.
“The Indonesian government is strongly committed to accelerating digital transformation across the nation. This joint venture with Astra taps into the rising potential of digitalization and illustrates Equinix’s ongoing commitment to serving the Indonesian community with capacity at scale to match computational, storage and edge requirements,” said Jeremy Deutsch, President of Asia-Pacific at Equinix.
According to Djony Bunarto Tjondro, President Director of Astra, the collaboration with Equinix is based on the growth of Indonesia’s digital economy and Astra’s focus on accelerating its digital transformation.
“We hope this joint venture will strengthen Indonesia’s data centre infrastructure and help businesses by providing a comprehensive data center that is more integrated, modern, easily accessible, and operated with the spirit and principles of sustainability,” he said.
Equinix and Astra will establish an International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in the heart of Jakarta, named JK1, with further expansion afterward in Indonesia. The eight-story JK1 IBX data centre is scheduled to open by the second half of 2024 and is expected to provide more than 1,600 cabinets and more than 5,300 square metres of colocation space when fully built.
Located in Jakarta’s Central Business District and in close proximity to major internet exchanges, JK1 will provide local and foreign businesses operating in Indonesia with the digital infrastructure and vibrant ecosystems required for optimal performance.
JK1 will incorporate sustainability into its design, leveraging innovative technologies such as Equinix’s cooling array to support economic and environmental goals for organisations in Indonesia. Equinix was the first in the data centre industry to set a 100 percent renewable energy goal and commit to reaching climate neutral by 2030 backed by an approved short-term science-based targets. These goals are in alignment with the Astra 2030 Sustainability Aspirations.
Indonesia is poised to become the largest Asean colocation market by 2027 as the region continues to witness significant retail demand for colocation coupled with growing hyperscale activity.
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