Nasdaq-listed Equinix is expanding into Indonesia with plans to invest US$74 million in an International Business Exchange data centre in Jakarta’s central business district.
The eight-storey facility is scheduled to open by the second half of 2024, and is expected to provide more than 1,600 cabinets and more than 5,300 square metres of co-location space when fully built.
An artist's illustration of the planned IBX data centre in Jakarta's central business district.
Strategically located near the country’s largest internet exchanges, the data centre will provide Indonesian enterprises and multinationals operating in the country with the digital infrastructure and vibrant ecosystems to power their businesses.
“Our IBX data centre in Jakarta will add a strategically important, high-growth market to Equinix’s extensive network of interconnected data centres across the world,” says the firm’s Asia-Pacific president Jeremy Deutsch.
Indonesia has emerged as Southeast Asia’s largest digital economy and is expected to be a key hub of interconnection in the region. With major cloud service providers such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Alibaba Cloud, launching cloud regions in Indonesia, the country is forecast to become the second largest public cloud market in Southeast Asia.
These trends collectively raise the need for increased digital services and data centre services capacity in the country, Equinix says.