Intelligent Data Centres Issue 47 | Page 6


BDx Indonesia launches the development of a 100MW hyperscale data centre campus in Suryacipta , Jakarta

Dx Indonesia , a joint venture company of Big Data Exchange ( BDx ), PT Indosat Tbk ( Indosat Ooredoo


Hutchison ) and PT Aplikanusa Lintasarta , has announced its plan to develop a new 100MW data centre campus on 12 acres of land acquired from PT Suryacipta
Swadaya ( Suryacipta ), a member of Suryainternusa Group . The land is strategically located in the Suryacipta City of Industry , one of the most highly sought-after and fully integrated smart industrial estates in Indonesia .
This new data centre campus , CGK5 , is strategically located east of Jakarta in Karawang , West Java and will become part of the company ’ s third availability zone ( AZ ). The central location of CGK5 is just 45 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from central Jakarta providing convenient connectivity capabilities to the area ’ s robust business district that serves as a core for several key industries and has access to a smart power grid to deliver uninterrupted electric power availability and redundancy to immediately meet customers ’ requirements .
The addition of CGK5 complements BDx Indonesia ’ s existing four data centres in and around the capital city of Jakarta . Combined , the data centres will provide location diversity and a network-dense interconnection ecosystem for hyperscale customers with unmatched failsafe redundancy and connectivity .
The BDx Indonesia joint venture is a cornerstone of the entire BDx platform and the development of CGK5 marks the 11th data centre for BDx across the Asia-Pacific region .

FinTech companies set to explore new data storage locations to meet their sustainability goals

INTECH Circle , in partnership with Bulk Data Centers , has released a report that found that


FinTech companies ' growing concerns about their environmental impact is a major factor in determining where to store their data .
In a survey of senior executives in the FinTech and financial services sector , the report – The Data Usage Barometer – explores the broad trends taking place across FinTech . companies process their large volumes of data and our survey shows that the majority of companies have explored or plan to explore alternatives to their current data storage infrastructure .”
Half of the respondents said they are concerned about their company ’ s environmental impact and an even higher number agree that lowering their firm ’ s carbon footprint is an ethical concern .
It showed that finance increasingly relies on data and energyintensive technologies , with Artificial Intelligence expected to be the technology that will be most vital to future growth , followed by Machine Learning .
Over a third of survey respondents had seen an increase of 50 – 100 % in data usage and storage needs in the past three years and more than a third of the survey respondents predicted growth of at least two times in the next three years , with half of that group expecting an increase of more than five times .
“ From embedded finance , digital assets including cryptocurrencies , trading platforms and global payment solutions , FinTech is disrupting and reshaping our lives ,” said Susanne Chishti , CEO of FINTECH Circle . “ Central to this growth is where
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