Be a part of Indonesia’s fast-growing cloud and data center industries
Published 4 December 2020
The cloud and data center industries in Indonesia are expected to witness epic growth in the next five years, with investments of over US$1 billion forecast.
And with new data protection laws proposed and recent data localisation regulations, the cloud and data center industries could continue to grow further.
It is an exciting time to watch Indonesia’s growth in the digital industry, and that’s why we will be hosting our Indonesia Cloud and Data Center Digital Summit on Wednesday 9 December!
We will be joined by experts from SpaceDC, Piller Power, H1 Systems, Telkom Indonesia, Telkomsigma, the Indonesia Cloud Computing Association, Northstar Group, Bank KEB Hana Indonesia, the Jakarta Post, and ZNet Technologies.
Accelerating Digital Transformation: The case for Indonesia
Data centers are the backbone of Southeast Asia’s digital economies and are poised to play a key role in the development of the ICT sector.
As a destination for hyperscale data center investments, Indonesia has shown remarkable development in e-commerce and cloud adoption. This puts the country in a strong position to lead the region as a digital economic powerhouse.
“Indonesians are already looking to adopt digital products and services in their core business – everything from online payments to digital processing and scalability. There is a track record of growth within the Indonesian digital economy, and the 5G network will surely drive up the demand,” said Elisabeth Simatupang, the Country Manager of SpaceDC.
“This will change the way we communicate and live our lives to work around the pandemic. Consequently, the gap to meet this demand will likely widen and we find a lot of companies looking to bridge that. Alibaba, AWS and Oracle are just some of the many riding on the trend,” added Ms. Simatupang.
First up on the show, we will be joined by Ms. Simatupang to share what businesses can do to enhance the country’s digital infrastructure, create new jobs for the Indonesians in the ICT sector and support even more companies hoping to digitalise and build for the future.
“Everyone has a different opinion on digital transformation, but most would agree it is essential for business continuity in this day. Digital transformation is an opportunity for businesses to reinvigorate their sales model and processes to eliminate time consuming, ineffective, and out of date procedures that are typically costly to business.
“Especially in Indonesia, where the infrastructure for this transformation sets the country ready in a pace faster than average, this summit will be an exciting scene where we will be able to witness some of the potential opportunities in the market,” said Ms. Simatupang.
To empower the digital economy and transformation in Indonesia, SpaceDC has launched their first data center in Jakarta, offering robust connectivity to the country and wider Southeast Asia region.
The best practice for data center deployment in the face of surging demand
Demand for data centers is exponentially increasing, as 150 million Indonesians are expected to access the internet by 2023 and 20 million new social media users have been added in the last two years.
“The data center industry is changing together with the ICT industry. The change in Indonesia over the last year is rapid, and with the digitalisation efforts of the Government and better connectivity, the landscape of data centers may also change rapidly,” said Tamas Balogh, Principal Consultant and Director of H1 Systems.
Therefore, it is essential to deploy the best and most efficient data centers to meet capacity and ensure reliability.
Join us in welcoming a panel of experts, including Palaniappan Muthuraman, of Piller Power, Tamas Balogh, from H1 Systems, Gunawan Santoso, of Northstar Group, and moderator Sabarinathan Sampath, from ZNet Technologies, to explore the best practices for data center deployment and new edge computing use cases.
“With these changes many new opportunities appear, which can be addressed by new business models and new technologies. Within our panel we will discuss a few of these approaches and possible solutions,” added Mr. Balogh.
Leveraging the digital ecosystem for Indonesia’s business growth
However, Dian Rachmawan, the Director of Wholesale and International of Telkom Indonesia, believes that the telecommunications industry is stagnating due to the overemphasis on data centers and cloud.
“The telco industry is currently stagnating and in a state of survival due to telco companies being dumb pipe providers. By learning from the past, Telkom Indonesia aims to become more than just a dumb cloud provider that only acts as a data center and provides cloud services,” said Mr. Rachmawan.
For businesses to remain competitive, they will need to rely heavily on how they manage their data and adopt advanced technologies through effective digital transformation strategies.
Telkom Indonesia is leveraging its assets to provide its Beyond Connectivity, Cloud and Commerce to more than 2,000 local startups, helping them benefit from the digital economy era and bridge the digital divide.
“Indonesia’s businesses are predominantly MSMEs, therefore they should become the primary growth engines of the Indonesian economy. By providing our service, Telkom will be able to enable the local startup community to develop unique products to help the MSMEs expand their businesses in the digital economy era,” said Mr. Rachmawan.
At the Indonesia Cloud and Data Center Digital Summit, Mr. Rachmawan will share all the details on how governments, startups and the MSME community can gain a competitive advantage and take part in WINDigital, a new way to win and benefit the most from the digital economy era.
Also at the Indonesia Cloud and Data Center Digital Summit we will take a look at navigating Indonesia’s data protection landscape, edge computing and growth opportunities for AI and IoT, how the pandemic has changed business practices, innovations and trends in Indonesia’s online marketplaces, and leveraging the digital ecosystem for Indonesia’s business growth.
We would like to send a big thank you to our Platinum Sponsors SpaceDC and Piller Power Systems, Gold Sponsor Telkom Indonesia, Silver Sponsors H1 Systems, BlomTEQ and PowerShield Limited, and our Bronze Sponsor Onion Technology, as well as all our partners for helping to bring this event to you.