High Demand, Edge2 Data Center Construction Begins


INDONESIA is the largest country in Southeast Asia and the fourth largest in the world in terms of population. Indonesia’s data center market continues to increase due to high demand from global hyperscale cloud service providers triggered by rapid internet adoption and increasing use of digital services during covid-19. According to Structure Research, the colocation market in Jakarta is estimated to grow to US$938 million by 2027. Currently, hyperscale colocation is 72% of the total with an annual average growth (CAGR) of 34% over five years.

According to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), Indonesia has 450,000 medium-large scale companies. According to the Financial Services Authority (OJK), Indonesia has 107 national commercial banks, 10 digital banks that are already operating, and 1,280 non-bank financial institutions, most of which are head offices and customers, especially around the central business district (CBD) Jakarta. Therefore, this facility will provide much-needed data center capacity in downtown Jakarta to support the needs of hyperscalers and the Indonesian financial sector.

The new facility will offer up to 3,430 cabinets and 23 MW of information technology (IT) loads and is designed to address the growing demand for high-density, high-power applications from cloud-based hyperscale implementations, local and international networks, and financial service providers. . When completed in the fourth quarter of 2023, the project is expected to be the largest data center in downtown Jakarta, providing much-needed IT load capacity for this fast-growing metropolis of 10 million.

Seeing that, Edge DC (PT Ekagrata Data Gemilang), a subsidiary of the leading network service provider PT Indointernet Tbk (Indonet), announced the construction of a 23 MW data center called Edge2 located in downtown Jakarta. Edge2 marks Edge DC’s expansion, following the success of Edge1’s first data center facility, and taking advantage of the opportunities for rapid digital transformation in post-global pandemic Indonesia.

Edge2’s location is less than 3 km from the existing Edge1 facility. Edge2 and Edge1 will form virtual campuses so customers can take advantage of the network density and internet exchange hub that has been available on Edge1 from the start. The project is also very close to major technology and financial hubs supported by multiple fiber optic lines from various service providers connected to this data center location, so customers can benefit from low-latency connectivity.

In line with Digital Edge’s Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) strategy, this new data center applies green design principles to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This facility is designed to achieve industry-leading PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) 1.27 by utilizing Nortek’s StatePoint liquid cooling technology, thus making Edge2 the most energy efficient data center in downtown Jakarta. Edge2 will also utilize the same renewable energy solution as the Renewable Energy Certificate that the Edge1 facility received recently.

Digital Edge’s Chief Executive Officer Samuel Lee said the growth opportunity in Southeast Asia is enormous and his presence in Indonesia has an important role to play in bridging the digital divide in these fast-growing markets. “Our expertise in the design, construction and operation of state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly data centers combined with Indonet’s services and network access to fiber optics results in a superior offering for local and international customers who need support to increase their digital presence in Indonesia,” said Samuel .

Indonet’s Founder and Chairman Toto Sugiri added that along with the growth of the digital economy and the use of data in Indonesia, which will drive an increase in the need for low latency applications, of course it also requires IT workloads that are close to users. Edge2 will provide the capacity and connectivity needed to optimize large data volumes with minimal delay because it is located in the center of the city and is supported by a high-connectivity network infrastructure from Indonet.

Edge DC CEO Stephanus Oscar continued the combination of various network solutions from Indonet and advanced technology from Digital Edge to accommodate him in providing complete solutions for data center services with world-class standards of excellence. This sustainable facility will also complement the Edge1 data center to continue to support clients’ business needs in improving their digital operations in Jakarta. (RO/OL-14)


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