Following the completion of a 300 million USD joint venture agreement between PT Indosat Tbk (Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison or IOH), PT Aplikanusa Lintasarta, and Big Data Exchange (BDx), leading Asia-Pacific data centre solutions provider has announced the launch of BDx Indonesia.
The agreements between the three companies also include a conditional sale and purchase agreement of shares (CPSA) and a series of commercial and operational agreements.
BDx Indonesia is set to assume the operations of four existing data centres in prime locations within and around Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.
BDx Indonesia targets to modernise and expand the four operating facilities, and develop new greenfield projects to enhance storage capacity, reaching 70MW by 2023, and 250MW by 2027.
This expansion of existing capacity should enable customers in Indonesia to gain access to
seamless connectivity options across the entire BDx cluster encompassing facilities in China, Hong Kong and Singapore, where BDx’s global headquarters are located.
Timely Entry into Indonesian Market
A market report by Mordor Intelligence highlighted that the Indonesian data centre market, which was worth 1.67 billion in 2021, was forecasted to grow to 3.43 billion by 2027, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.15% from 2022 to 2027.
In addition, Mordor Intelligence noted that the rapid development of Indonesia’s information technology sector, when combined with factors such as mass consumerism, urbanisation, increased mobile usage and a tech-savvy youthful population, would have strong and favourable impacts on Indonesia’s economic growth, and raise demand for data centre services and facilities in Indonesia.
Jakarta is currently a hotspot for data centre facilities, drawing in investments from firms such as Tencent Cloud, Smartfren, G42, PT Aesler Group International Tbk (Rony) and Huawei, from 2021 to 2022.
BDx Indonesia is set to bring BDx’s expertise in global Operations, Design and Construction standards, and sustainable solutions, into the company’s Indonesian venture.
Mayank Srivastava, Interim President Director of the joint venture, was quoted in a press release, “BDx Indonesia, drawing on the strengths of BDx, IOH and Lintasarta, is poised to become hyperscale customers’ preferred partner and one of the largest data centre providers in Indonesia.”
He also noted that “By delivering operational excellence in globally standardized facilities, coupled with our commitment to promoting the most sustainable practices, we are excited to begin our journey to being a key player in Indonesia’s digital ecosystem.”
BDx commemorated the launch of BDx Indonesia by unveiling BDx Indonesia’s official logo and name at the Ritz Carlton Pacific Place in Jakarta.
Key stakeholders in the venture affirmed their optimism for the joint partnership, and noted that the collaboration would enhance Indonesia’s digital transformation ecosystem.
CEO of BDx Braham Singh said that “BDx Indonesia will play an integral role in empowering digital transformation across this key APAC region and beyond.”
To ensure that the ever-expanding data centre industry can continue to grow in a sustainable manner while meeting global demand for data services, innovations for green solutions are an increasingly critical and important aspect of companies’ digital transformation efforts.
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