Equinix to add Indonesia to market roster

Oct. 11, 2022
The announcement comes as such cloud service providers as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Alibaba Cloud are launching cloud regions in Indonesia.

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) has announced plans to build its first International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Indonesia. The company expects to spend approximately $74 million on the facility, which will be located in Jakarta's Central Business District. The eight-story data center is scheduled to open by the second half of 2024.

The announcement comes as such cloud service providers as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Alibaba Cloud are launching cloud regions in Indonesia. Twimbit Analysis has released a report in which it predicts Indonesia will become the second largest public cloud market in Southeast Asia.

"Our IBX data center in Jakarta will add a strategically important, high-growth market to Equinix's extensive network of interconnected data centers across the world,” commented Jeremy Deutsch, president, 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 organizations looking to access the expanding Indonesian digital economy. We look forward to working closely with local authorities, network providers, and the broader industry ecosystem players to help unleash Indonesia's digital potential."

When fully built, the facility is expected to offer more than 1,600 cabinets and more than 5,300 square meters of colocation space. The Central Business District will provide close proximity to major internet exchanges, Equinix says.

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