EdgeConneX to enter indonesia with Jakarta hyperscale

EdgeConnex is looking to enter the Indonesia market following its acquisition of GTN, which it says will allow it to construct a 90MW hyperscale campus

EdgeConneX, a pioneer in global Hyperlocal to Hyperscale Data Center Solutions, has announced that it will further expand its presence in Asia with the acquisition of GTN Data Center in Indonesia. 

This marks EdgeConneX ninth market in Asia that is either established or under development as it continues rapidly building out its data centre platform in the region.  Strategically located in Bekasi Cikarang, part of greater Jakarta, GTN has been operating a Tier 3 certified data centre since 2016. 

GTN was established via a joint venture between Japan’s Mitsui and local IT distributor and integrator, PT Multipolar Technology, which is part of Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group. In addition, EdgeConneX has acquired a plot of land directly adjacent to GTN, allowing for a future hyperscale data centre campus that could ultimately support more than 90 MWs of capacity.

“Our legacy is being able to successfully and quickly deliver data centre infrastructure at the Edge,” said Kelvin Fong, Managing Director (APAC) at EdgeConneX. “As we continue to expand both our Edge and hyperscale data centre platform globally, the planned hyperscale data centre campus in Jakarta will give us capabilities to meet our customers’ requirements for capacity in this vital and growing market in the APAC region.”

Having announced plans to build a pan-Indian data centre platform through a joint venture with AdaniConneX, as well as announcing a strategic investment in Chayora, a leading data centre operator in China, the acquisition of the GTN data centre in Indonesia represents the 3rd major country in Asia that EdgeConneX has entered as part of its global expansion strategy.  

GTN’s carrier neutral facility supports over 50 customers in a nearly 7MW facility located in a secure area with reliable, scalable, and diverse power sources and a 100% SLA record.

Adoption of the cloud drives Jakarta’s market growth, value to reach nearly US$650mn, Structure Research predicts

In a data centre market that Structure Research forecasts will reach nearly $650 million by 2026, Jakarta is another market in the region witnessing rapid growth driven by cloud adoption.  Providing high quality and reliable hyperscale digital infrastructure is essential to support the digital transformation of Indonesia and also help it serve as a regional gateway.

“Entry into Indonesia gives EdgeConneX presence in three of the largest countries in the world outside the United States. This is a market with tremendous long-term upside. Indonesia has strong demographics, a rapidly rising homegrown technology sector, and is early in the adoption curve when it comes to outsourced infrastructure services like cloud and data centres,” said Philbert Shih, Founder of Structure Research. 

He added that: “the acquisition of an operating business and land plot fits exactly with what EdgeConneX is doing around Hyperlocal and Hyperscale. It can cater to local enterprises and service providers while having the capacity and runway to serve hyperscale clouds. Indonesia, unlike many markets in the world, is home to all the major US and Chinese hyperscale clouds, and this will create incredible volumes of demand for hyperscale data centres.”

 

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