Indonesia is set to build a Government Cloud platform as part of the state’s digital transformation plans, announced the Director General of Information & Communication Technology Applications, Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan.
The Government has taken French and South Korean foreign loans and/or grants to build two data centers and a government network, CNN Indonesia reported.
“We are discussing whether two is enough. There may be three, but this has not been decided yet,” said Mr. Pangerapan.
During a video conference on Tuesday, it was revealed there are 2,700 data centers and server rooms, but only 3% were declared eligible as data centers, while the rest are simply minimalist server rooms.
“Without good network technology, we are very vulnerable to attack. That’s why we will design a Government network,” said Mr. Pangerapan.
The data centers constructed by the Government will be connected to existing facilities at the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, the Registration of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Finance.
“We will operate the data centers later to become a connected Government Cloud service,” added Mr. Pangerapan.
The data center and Indonesia Government Cloud will be managed by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology in the form of a Technical Implementing Unit and a Center for Electronic-Based Government System Infrastructure (SPBE).