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NTT set to build ‘largest data centre’ in Indonesia
- 03 July, 2019 06:59
NTT Communications has unveiled plans to develop a new data centre campus at Bekasi in Indonesia, triggered by in-country market demand.
Known as Indonesia Jakarta 3 Data Centre, or JKT3 for short, the new facility will be capable of providing up to 18,000 sqm (7,800 racks) of IT space and 45MW IT load once fully developed.
This is the first project of NTT Global Data Centres (GDC) and is designed to strengthen the technology provider’s data centre business within Indonesia.
“In Indonesia, demand has been booming, triggered by the use of data centres by financial institutions based on the Indonesian government order,” a company statement read. “In addition, there is a strong demand from 'over the tops' which target the largest population in Southeast Asia and the fourth largest in the world. Thanks to these market trends, the annual growth rate of the data centre market is above 21 per cent.”
The four-story data centre campus will be housed in a large industrial area located 30km east of central Jakarta.
“Since JKT3 enables customers to customise its server room as well as providing colocation space by the rack, JKT3 will meet various customer's requirements, in particular, from OTTs and financial institutions who require flexible facility design,” a company statement added.
Specifically, JKT3 will have two power plants to supply electricity by two different routes. Power facilities in data centres, power supplies for air conditioning and security, and communication facilities are all redundant, meaning JKT3 can meet customer demands in terms of reliability.
In addition, modular building systems are built to fit customer preferences, while using data centre spaces flexibly in line with business expansion.
Furthermore, the facility will also provide standardised operation processes, including monitoring IT infrastructure 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure the "stable operation regarding a customer's IT system".
The news comes days after NTT officially launched to the world as a global technology giant housing the capabilities of 28 companies.
Headquartered in London, the $11 billion business will be spearheaded by Jason Goodall and comprises of NTT Communications, Dimension Data and NTT Security, employing around 40,000 staff in offices across more than 70 countries and regions.
Channel Asia also confirmed that John Lombard has been named as CEO of Asia Pacific. Effective 1 July, Lombard is responsible for NTT’s global business in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan and Australia.