NTT Com develops Indonesia's largest data center

July 15, 2019
New campus with up to 45MW IT load will be online in Indonesia by the end of 2020.

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within Tokyo's NTT Group, announced on June 27 it would develop a new data center campus in Bekasi, Indonesia. The new campus will be known as the “Indonesia Jakarta 3 Data Center” (JKT3) and is capable of up to 18,000 sq m (7,800 racks) of IT space and a 45MW IT load once fully developed. This is the first project of NTT Global Data Centers (GDC), established to strengthen the provider's data center business.

NTT Com says JKT3 meets its proprietary, globally consistent Nexcenter Data Center Standards which consist of more than 300 items, and by adopting the industry's highest level reliability and efficiency for facilities. JKT3 has two power plants to supply electricity by two different routes. Power facilities in data centers, power supplies for air conditioning and security, and communication facilities are all redundant, so JKT3 meets customers’ demands in terms of reliability. In addition, modular building systems fit customers’ preferences for using data center spaces flexibly in line with business expansion.

In JKT3, NTT Com provides standardized operation processes, including monitoring IT infrastructure in 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure stable operation for customers' IT systems. In the data center building, NTT Com says it designed to install major carriers' cables by different routes. Customers will also receive benefits from various network services, such as connection with major Internet Exchanges provided from JKT2 through data center connection, its high-speed, large-capacity IP communication service "Global IP Network," and its high-reliability VPN service "Arcstar Universal One." This diverse network environment enables customers to design their IT systems with carrier neutrality, and to create a vertical ICT environment that combines multiple cloud services, including NTT Com data centers and other companies' services around the world.

The four-story data center campus will be located in a large industrial area located 30km east of central Jakarta. NTT Com notes that, in Indonesia, demand for bandwidth has been booming, triggered by the use of data centers by financial institutions based on Indonesian government order. In addition, NTT Com notes that in Indonesia, there is a strong demand from OTTs ("Over the Top" operators that provide content services such as video and audio through the internet other than telecommunications carriers), targeting the largest population in Southeast Asia (the fourth largest in the world).

Thanks to these market trends, the annual growth rate of the data center market in Indonesia is above 21%, reckons NTT Com. Since the JKT3 facility enables customers to customize their server rooms, as well as providing colocation space by the rack, JKT3 will meet various customer requirements, says the provider; in particular, from the OTTs and financial institutions who require flexible facility design.

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