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INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Data Centers

EdgeConneX enters Indonesian Market with plans for a hyperscale data center campus

EdgeConneX 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 center platform in the region .
Strategically located in Bekasi Cikarang , part of greater Jakarta , GTN has been operating a Tier 3 certified data center 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 center campus that could ultimately support more than 90 MWs of capacity .
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 .
“ Our legacy is being able to successfully and quickly deliver data center infrastructure at the Edge ,” said Kelvin Fong , Managing Director ( APAC ) at EdgeConneX . “ As we continue to expand both our Edge and hyperscale data center platform globally , the planned hyperscale data center campus in Jakarta will give us capabilities to meet our customers ’ requirements for capacity in this vital and growing market in the APAC region .” Philbert Shih , Founder of Structure Research , said : “ 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 .
“ 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 centers .” p
Having announced plans to build a pan- Indian data center platform through a joint venture , AdaniConneX , as well as announcing a strategic investment in Chayora , a leading data center operator in China , the acquisition of the GTN Data Center in Indonesia represents the third 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 .
In a data center market that Structure Research forecasts will reach nearly US $ 650 million by 2026 , with nearly two-thirds of it coming from hyperscaler demand , Jakarta is another market in the region witnessing rapid growth driven by cloud adoption .
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