Polymer to develop two Jakarta-based data centres

Polymer to develop two Jakarta-based data centres

Campus will create more than 100 jobs by 2020

Credit: Polymer Connected and GIC

Two new data centre facilities are set to developed in Jakarta, Indonesia, through a partnership between Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC, and data centre provider, Polymer Connected.

Located in Jakarta Barat, this will be Polymer’s first data centre campus in Indonesia and the first green Indonesian data centre to utilise Jakarta’s natural gas network to produce electricity.

Consisting of two data centre facilities, including a 2.6MW Tier III and 26MW Tier IV data centre, the campus will adopt a hyper-scale model with the intention to lease on a large, long-term basis to wholesale clients.

“With a population of 575 million, 350 million internet users and 390 million active mobile users, Southeast Asia’s digital economy is forecasted to triple to US$240 billion by 2025,” said Darren Hawkins, CEO of Polymer Connected.

“Data centres represent the backbone of this movement, which is why Polymer Connected chose to build its hyper-scale data network here. Our aim is to provide businesses with state-of-the-art data solutions and to help our clients unlock their growth potential in these fast-emerging digital markets."

While the scale of the investment in monetary value has not been disclosed, it is expected the campus will create more than 100 jobs when both facilities come online in 2020.

Indonesia has seen investments in data centre facilities increase over the past year, with hyper-scale providers such as Alibaba Cloud launching its second data centre facility in 2019, doubling the provider’s local capacity.

In 2018, Singapore-based Keppel Group signed an agreement with Indonesia’s Salim Group to jointly develop and operate a high-availability data centre in Bogor, Indonesia.

The IndoKeppel Data Centre 1 (IKDC 1) facility is expected to be completed over three phases with the centre’s core and shell as well as the first phase fit-out expected to be completed by 2020.

This particular centre will have a gross floor area of approximately 105,300 sq ft with tier-3 concurrent maintainability standards for power and cooling.

Meanwhile, in 2018, Google Cloud revealed plans for Indonesia to become its eighth cloud region in the Asia Pacific (APAC).

Most recently, in 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) revealed plans to open a new infrastructure region in Indonesia by early 2022, catering to the country’s growing start-up ecosystem, large enterprises, and government agencies.

Once launched, it will be the provider’s ninth region in Asia Pacific (APAC), joining Beijing, Mumbai, Ningxia, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and an upcoming region in Hong Kong SAR.

Furthermore, the new AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) region will consist three Availability Zones, adding to the 61 Availability Zones already in place across 20 infrastructure regions worldwide.

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