Microsoft is planning to establish a data centre region in Indonesia as part of its Berdayakan Ekonomi Digital Indonesia initiative. This will allow Microsoft to deliver cloud services locally and store data in-country. Microsoft will also provide digital skills training for three million Indonesians.
With the new data centre region, businesses across the country will have access to Microsoft Azure at launch, enabling them to use cloud services in computing, networking, databases, analytics, artificial intelligence, and internet of things.
The new region will also feature Azure Availability Zones – physical locations equipped with independent power, network and cooling that can provide added security against data centre failures.
“Microsoft has a long-term commitment to Indonesia’s growth,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, executive vice president and president of global sales, marketing and operations at Microsoft. “Today’s announcement is our most significant investment in the 26 years we have been established here. I am delighted that we are helping to empower Indonesia to realise its vision to lead the region’s digital transformation.
“From e-commerce to agriculture, Indonesian businesses across all sectors are gaining a digital advantage with the agility, security and scale offered by Microsoft’s cloud services. With a local data centre region, businesses will have faster access to cloud services and the ability for data to be stored in country. To ensure everyone can take advantage of the digital opportunities ahead, we will continue to support digital skilling, with a new program that will reach over 24 million Indonesians by the end of 2021.”