With the acquisition of GTN data center in Indonesia, global hyperlocal to hyperscale data center solutions, EdgeConneX, has announced that it will further expand its presence in Asia. This will be EdgeConneX ninth market in Asia.
GTN, which was established via a joint venture between Japan’s Mitsui and local IT distributor and integrator PT Multipolar Technology, has been operating a Tier 3 certified data center since 2016. GTN is strategically located in Bekasi Cikarang, part of greater Jakarta, and EdgeConneX has acquired a plot of land directly adjacent to GTN, which will allow for a future hyperscale data center campus that could support more than 90 MWs of capacity.
“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.”
EdgeConnex had announced plans to build a pan-Indian data center platform through a joint venture, AdaniConneX. It had also announced a strategic investment in Chayora, which is a leading data center operator in China. Now 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.
Structure Research forecasts that the data center market will reach nearly $650 million by 2026, with nearly 2/3 of it coming from hyperscaler demand. Jakarta is another market in the region witnessing rapid growth driven by cloud adoption and providing high-quality and reliable hyperscale digital infrastructure is essential to support the digital transformation of Indonesia and 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,” stated Philbert Shih, Founder of Structure Research. “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.”