Equnix looks to Jakarta for new DC

08 November 2022

Equinix is set to open a $74 million data centre in Jakarta, bringing its total number of data centres across the Asia-Pacific to 51.

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. The country is forecast to become the second-largest public cloud market in Southeast Asia, especially since major cloud providers such as Google Cloud, AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Alibaba Cloud have also launched regions in Indonesia.

The eight-story facility is scheduled to open by the second half of 2024 and is expected to provide more than 1,600 cabinets and over 5,300 square metres of colocation space. Equinix hopes the new data centre will provide businesses with the digital infrastructure that's in demand.

The facility is also set to incorporate sustainability into its design, using technologies like a cool array - a wall of fans used to cool the server racks. The expansion also aligns 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.

“Our IBX data centre in Jakarta will add a strategically important, high-growth market to Equinix's extensive network of interconnected data centres across the world,” said Jeremy Deutsch, president of Asia-Pacific at Equinix. “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.”