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Data Center First breaks ground on Indonesia data centre

Written by Thu 28 Jul 2022

Indonesia Data Centre

Data Center First, a leading provider based in Singapore, has broken ground on a new data centre facility in Batam, Indonesia. The project, first announced in October 2021, is expected to be operational by end of year 2023.

The data centre, known as Nongsa One (due to its location in Batam’s Nongsa Digital Park) will offer 30 MW capacity, conforming with Uptime Tier III Reliability Standards and Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (TVRA) Compliance.

The facility is also certified to ISO 27001 Information Security Management and ISO 9001 Quality System Management; and is compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).

The network-neutral data centre will be comprised of two data centre buildings and one administration and power building, with redundant power and 24×7 security.

Mr. Ka Vin Wong, CEO of Data Center First, said of the new facility, “This groundbreaking event brings to reality the potential for implementing near-shoring ICT business strategy for the digital economies of Indonesia and Singapore.”

“It is an exciting and catalytic growth opportunity for the region as the world economy continues to find growth in a post-pandemic area.”

The Nongsa Digital Park was granted Special Economic Zone (SEZ) status last year, providing investors with special tax benefits and sparking interest in development by a number of parties in the data centre industry. “We have already signed with one party, and I am having dialogues, at different stages, with 19 different data centre parties,” said Marco Bardelli, the senior executive director of the Nongsa Digital Park.

The data centre market in Indonesia is expected to grow from $1.7 billion USD to $2.4 billion USD by 2027. This growth was spurred by the Singapore data centre moratorium that ran through 2021, as well as its centralized location in the Southeast Asia market.

Most Indonesian data centres to date have been constructed in and around Jakarta. However, Batam is being promoted as a reasonable alternative location for data centre construction, providing access to both local and international subsea fiber, and connectivity to Jakarta, Medan and Singapore.

Written by Thu 28 Jul 2022

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