Digital Edge (Singapore) Holdings Pte. Ltd. (“Digital Edge”) has commenced construction on a 23MW data center in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The data center, known as EDGE2, will be operated by PT. Ekagrata Data Gemilang (“EDGE DC”), a subsidiary of leading infrastructure provider PT Indointernet Tbk (“Indonet”), following Digital Edge’s acquisition of a controlling interest in Indonet in 2021. This marks the company’s third site in South East Asia as it capitalizes on the region’s rapid digital transformation in the wake of the global pandemic. Samuel Lee, Chief Executive Officer at Digital Edge, said:
“The growth opportunities in South East Asia are vast and our presence in Indonesia plays an important role in our mission to bridge the digital divide in these high growth markets. Our cutting-edge and environmentally conscious data center design, construction and operations expertise combined with Indonet’s network services and access to dark fiber make a winning offer to local and international customers looking for support to grow their digital presence in Indonesia”.
Rise in Demand
The new facility will offer 3,430 cabinets and an IT load of 23MW and is designed to cater for the growing demand for high power density applications from cloud-driven hyperscale deployments, local and international network and financial service providers. When completed in Q4 2023, the project is expected to be the largest data center in downtown Jakarta, providing much needed capacity to this fast-growing metro.
Indonesia is the largest country in South East Asia and the fourth largest in the world by population size. The country’s data center market continues to be fuelled by high demand from global hyperscale cloud providers, spurred on by rapid internet adoption and an increase in the uptake of digital services during COVID-19. Toto Sugiri, Founder and Chairman of Indonet, said:
“In line with the growth of the digital economy and data usage in Indonesia, there will be greater requirements for low latency applications which require IT workload situated closer to the end users. EDGE2 provides the capacity and connectivity required to optimize high volumes of data with minimal delay owing to its downtown location and Indonet’s highly connected network infrastructure.”
According to Structure Research, Jakarta’s colocation market is expected to grow to USD938 million by 2027, with hyperscale making up 72% of this at a five year CAGR of 34%. Located less than 3km away from the company’s existing EDGE1 facility, EDGE2 will become a part of the virtual campus with EDGE1 and customers will be able to take advantage of the network density and Internet Exchanges already present in EDGE1 from the outset.
The project is also in proximity to Indonesia’ major technology and financial hubs supported by multiple fiber paths from different service providers running into the site, enabling customers to benefit from low latency connectivity. Stephanus Oscar, CEO of EDGE DC added:
“The combination of Indonet’s range of network solutions and Digital Edge’s state-of-the-art facilities, enables us to offer a one-stop solution for data center services with global standards of excellence. This sustainable facility will complement our EDGE1 data center as we continue to support businesses to scale their digital operations in Jakarta.”
In line with Digital Edge’s Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) strategy the data center incorporates green design principles to reduce its carbon footprint. The facility has a market leading design annualized PUE of 1.27 and will leverage Nortek’s innovative StatePoint liquid cooling technology, making it the most energy efficient data center in the Jakarta metro. It will also utilize renewable energy solutions similar to the Renewable Energy Certificate which the EDGE1 facility recently received.