Indonesia’s state-owned telecoms firm PT Telkom is soon to provide a hyperscale data center (HDC) in the country.
PT Telkom president director Ririek Adriansyah said that the presence of a data center will make the company focus on opportunities to find local, regional, and international tenants.
“The development of Telkom HDC must speed up the digital platform business as an enabler of various ICT [information communication technology] services and solutions for global players and corporations from various sectors,” Ririek said.
The sectors comprise finance and banking, public and private sector, manufacturing, content provider, and global cloud provider.
The company’s director for Network Information Technology Solution Herlan Wijanarko said that the Telkom HDC will complement the existing data center facility and maintain its position as a market leader.
Currently, PT Telkom has 26 data centers comprising five international data centers, 18 neuCentrIX centers as well as three data centers with tier-3 and tier-4 certification.
With its data centers widely spread out across 12 of Indonesia’s biggest cities and is connected to a broadband network, Telkom is certainly reassuring the country of its capability to accommodate the future needs for the digitalization of businesses such as edge computing, 5G services, blockchain, and other digital solutions.
Herlan said that Telkom HyperScale Data Center will be developed on a 65,000 square meters plot of land and has a total capacity of up to 10,000 racks with a total power capacity of around 75 Mega Watt (MW).
Singapore-based data center operator Princeton Digital Group (PDG) is planning to build its new facility in Indonesia.