The Ministry of Communication and Information in Indonesia (Kominfo) has announced they have made progress in creating a National Data Center (Pusat Data Nasional).
The Director General of Post and Information Equipment Resources, Ismail, revealed four steps that the Ministry has taken to realise the data center, which was one of President Joko Widodo’s five directives delivered on August 14 2020.
“First, the provision of legislation in this case laws and their derivatives. Because regulations are needed to provide legal certainty for stakeholders involved, especially ministries and agencies in various sectors,” said Ismail.
The second step is preparing the infrastructure and proper governance needed for the National Data Center to be constructed.
“This is intended so that public services will become more efficient and can be used for the formulation of public policies,” he added during a webinar on the Role of Standardisation in Data Center Infrastructure Development in Indonesia.
The third action taken by Kominfo was to compile technical provisions on data and technical standards. The data center is expected to adhere to Uptime Institute Tier 4 certifications
The fourth and final step related to increasing awareness and quality of human resources.
“All parties must be aware and able to carry out the execution, which includes methodology, process, and culture in the National Data Center and its utilisation,” added Director General Ismail.
The Government is trying to accelerate the development of National Data Centers in four locations with a capacity of 43,000 cores. The facility is forecast to be operational by 2023 to assist with public policy decision making.
Ismail emphasised the importance of creating a National Data Center for the benefit of digital transformation in Indonesia. On Wednesday 23 September, The Minister of Communication and Information, Johnny G. Plate proposed a budget of US$1.1 billion (IDR 16.9 trillion) for the 2021 fiscal year to accelerate the national digital transformation.