Google is looking to open its first data centre in Indonesia.

(Tue, 10 Mar 2020). Google is looking to open its first data centre in Indonesia. A Google spokesperson confirmed to Marketing Interactive that the tech company has ongoing plans to open a new data centre in Jakarta over the next year.

The tech company first announced more progress for its Google Cloud in Asia Pacific in 2018, and said Hong Kong and Indonesia were among the markets. Dave Stiver, senior product manager, GeoExpansion at Google said in a blog post that the company is constantly investing in its global technology infrastructure to have the capacity in running mission-critical services, with the latency that users expect. In addition, Google is also working towards building regional capacity that meets customers' availability, data residency, and sustainability needs.

According to The Jakarta Post, a company executive said that Google is potentially launching one in Indonesia to meet the demand for cloud computing services in the nation. Google Cloud Indonesia’s country director Megawaty Khie said in the article that with a data centre, the tech company will be able to roll out “reliable cloud infrastructure” to its consumers.

This comes following the launch of its third data centre in Singapore in 2018. At the time, the tech giant said it aims to support the growing number of Internet users in Southeast Asia, as well as the new and existing customers of Google’s Cloud Platform. Companies that were on Google’s Cloud Platform in Singapore included Singapore Airlines, MyRepublic, Ninjavan and Wego. Google currently has three data centres in Singapore, first constructed in 2011, second completed in 2015 and third in 2018. The expansion overall brought Google’s total long-term investment in its data centres in Singapore to US$850 million. This comes as Google Cloud was expanding its footprint in Asia.




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