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Equinix enters Indonesia with a $74M data center investment

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Indonesia is emerging as Southeast Asia’s largest digital economy in value, driven by rapid business digitalization and a digital-savvy population.  As per a forecast, it can become the second largest public cloud market in Southeast Asia with major cloud service providers, such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Alibaba Cloud launching cloud regions in Indonesia. These trends indicate the need for increased digital services and data center services capacity in Indonesia.

To support this increasing demand for digital services, the world’s largest digital infrastructure company, Equinix, Inc. announced its expansion to Indonesia with an investment of approximately $74 million for an International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in the heart of JAKARTA. Equinix will use its presence in Indonesia to enable domestic businesses, as well as multinationals, to leverage its trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure to power their businesses.

Jeremy Deutsch, President, Asia-Pacific, Equinix said, “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. Having a presence in Indonesia allows Equinix to provide the 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.”

Equinix Indonesia data center features

  • The IBX data center is expected to be open by the second half of 2024. The eight-story facility will provide over 1,600 cabinets and more than 5,300 square meters of colocation space upon completion.
  • The new data center will be located in Jakarta’s Central Business District and in proximity to major internet exchanges. It will provide digital infrastructure and vibrant ecosystems for optimal performance to Indonesian businesses and foreign businesses operating in Indonesia.
  • The facility will have a sustainable design, leveraging innovative technologies like a cool array that supports economic and environmental goals for organizations in Indonesia.
  • Equinix’s expansion to Jakarta is in alignment with the Indonesian government’s digital transformation initiatives which will boost the country’s digital infrastructure objectives as per the goals in the Indonesia Digital Roadmap 2021–2024.
  • Platform Equinix currently has a presence in 32 countries around the world, and this new data center in Jakarta will act as a business conduit for local and global enterprises, cloud & IT service providers, and network service providers.

Upcoming Equinix data centers

Equinix currently has 50 major projects that are underway across 35 metros in 22 countries. This includes the new data center builds in Dublin, Montréal, New York, Paris, Warsaw, and Indonesia. Equinix has recently entered Chile and Peru with five IBX data centers, having an enterprise value estimated at approximately $735 million. Equinix also completed the acquisition of MainOne, a West African data center, and connectivity solutions provider, for an enterprise value of $320 million.

Equinix announced an initial investment of more than $86 million for the construction of Equinix’s third IBX data center in Mumbai and an investment of over $64 million for constructing its first IBX data center in Chennai.

Equinix has a global footprint of 248 data centers across 71 metros and 32 countries, offering digital infrastructure to over 10,000 of the world’s leading businesses. Equinix currently has 51 data centers in key metros across Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Singapore in the Asia-Pacific region.

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