EDGE DC to Build 23 MW Data Center in Jakarta

Arfi Bambani
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Data center illustration - EDGE DC, a subsidiary of Indonet, will announce the construction of a second data center, EDGE2, in downtown Jakarta with a capacity of 23 megawatts (MW) IT load and approximately 3,400 racks planned for operation in the fourth quarter of 2023. Earlier last year, the company launched its first data center called EDGE1 DC with a capacity of 6 MW IT load and accommodating 1,300 racks. Both data centers are located in Jakarta.

“At the moment our EDGE1 is 82 percent contracted. Therefore, to serve our customers, for expansion and also for scalability, we are committed to building our second data center, namely EDGE2," said EDGE DC CEO Stephanus Oscar during a virtual media briefing followed by Antara in Jakarta, Thursday, September 8, 2022.

Furthermore, Oscar explained that the EDGE2's capacity is almost four times larger than the already operational EDGE1. The EDGE2 data center is located only three kilometers from EDGE1. The two data centers, said Oscar, will be connected by multiple fiber optics which can provide low latency connectivity to customers.

Oscar views that in the future many applications will require sensitive latency or very low latency. Latency is the acceleration of data speed, meaning how fast data can arrive or be transferred from point A to point Z. If there is an interruption from latency, it will result in a bad user experience.

"At this time we see all data center players have adopted good data center design principles, but we also look forward that there will be many applications that require sensitive latency," said Oscar.

He is optimistic about the construction of the EDGE2 data center considering that it has the support of parent company Indonet and Digital Edges, who have more than 20 years of experience in the global data center industry. Oscar said the company also believes that Indonesia has a large data center market.

Currently, the market size of available data centers is around 100 MW with a population of Indonesia reaching 270 million people. “If we compare it with next door neighbor, Singapore with a total population of about 6 million people, Singapore has around 500 MW of available data center capacity. We see an imbalance there and we see that the Indonesian market will be much bigger than Singapore's," he said.

The company sets target customers for the EDGE2 data center including the financial service industry, such as financial technologies, banks, and insurance companies. EDGE DC also targets customers in the cloud computing sector, network service providers, enterprises, and media.

"And most importantly, along with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments, EDGE2 will also be able to use the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) from PLN which we have implemented in EDGE1," said Oscar.

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