Japanese telecom group NTT announced late last week that it had opened its newest and largest data centre in Indonesia, aiming to meet the requirements of hyperscalers and high-end enterprises in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.
Located in Bekasi, about 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) east of downtown Jakarta, the data centre has 15.2 megawatts of critical IT load capacity and will grow to 45MW, NTT said Friday in a release.
The hyperscale facility, known as Jakarta 3 Data Center, is the second Indonesian project for the Japanese phone giant’s London-based data centre division, which launched a global expansion last September and has more than 1,300MW of capacity worldwide.
“The demand for data storage and managed hosting services is expected to grow dramatically across Indonesia,” said Mizuho Tada, president director of NTT Ltd Indonesia. “Jakarta 3 Data Center will accommodate the needs of clients, particularly cloud service providers and the financial industry, which require flexible facility designs to help them achieve their business objectives.”
Link With Undersea Cable
Aimed at co-hosting clients, the four-storey, 18,000 square metre (193,750 square foot) Jakarta 3 has a compact, modular design to provide clients with flexible and scalable power, as well as a cooling wall system offering optimum power efficiency and supporting density of up to 15 kilowatts per rack, NTT said.
Other features include two power plants supplying electricity via distinct routes to ensure continuous uptime and data reliability, plus a 24-hour monitoring team to protect clients’ IT systems, guarded by multiple tiers of security and a three-metre anti-climbing perimeter fence.
NTT has installed major carrier cables with various routes inside the building, enabling connectivity to major internet exchanges via Jakarta 2, a carrier-neutral facility in the capital’s city centre with 7,700 square metres of server space and 9.3MW of capacity.
Jakarta 3 will drive business opportunities in Asia through the 12,000 kilometre APRICOT undersea cable system that will be operational in 2024, linking all of NTT’s large-scale data centres in the region, said Masaaki Moribayashi, president and board director for NTT Ltd.
“Our continued commitment to Indonesia will help position NTT as a technologically innovative leader to address the industries of the future,” Moribayashi said.
Last Tuesday, NTT announced a collaboration with Vietnam’s QD.TEK to build a 6MW data centre in Ho Chi Minh City. The five-storey building will host 3,100 square metres of server space, equivalent to 1,200 racks, when it enters service in 2024, NTT said.
A few days later, NTT revealed a strategic real estate partnership with Sydney-based Macquarie Asset Management, covering wholesale facilities across Europe and North America. The tie-up will give Macquarie the opportunity to invest real estate capital to support NTT’s expansion in those regions.
Under the global expansion announced last year, NTT said it would increase data centre floor space to more than 600,000 square metres by the end of 2022, up from 500,000 square metres across 160 carrier- and cloud-neutral data centres in over 20 countries and regions.
NTT Ltd was formed in July 2019 to consolidate the Japanese group’s regional data centre brands, which include NTT Communications in Asia Pacific, Netmagic in India and RagingWire in the Americas. NTT bills itself as the world’s third-largest global data centre provider, trailing only US giants Equinix and Digital Realty Trust.