Tencent Cloud opens Indonesia datacentre

Tencent’s Indonesian datacentre is expected to reduce network latency for local enterprises while providing backbone access for Indonesian and global internet service providers

China’s Tencent Cloud has opened a new datacentre in Indonesia to tap the growing demand for cloud computing services in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.

Located in the capital city of Jakarta, Tencent’s Indonesian datacentre is expected to reduce network latency for local enterprises while providing backbone access for major Indonesian and global internet services providers through its border gateway protocol that covers the entire country.

The company said the move will also help enterprises meet regulatory and compliance requirements, providing more disaster recovery options across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

Indonesia has one of the fastest-growing public cloud markets in APAC, with a compound annual growth rate of 25%, according to Boston Consulting Group. The market is expected to reach to $800m by 2023.

Poshu Yeung, senior vice-president at Tencent Cloud International, said Indonesia’s younger population has contributed to the country’s fast-growing mobile internet market, adding that the new datacentre will help the country reach its cloud computing potential.

“We are also proud of how the new datacentre epitomises our commitment to addressing current and future business needs in Indonesia and Asia, while strengthening our global network which now connects 27 regions and 61 availability zones,” he added.

Tencent Cloud is currently being used by Indonesian companies from a range of industries, including entertainment and financial services.

Tjandra Gunawan, president director of Bank Neo Commerce (BNC), a digital bank that is using the Tencent Distributed Database (TDSQL) for its core systems, said the new Indonesian datacentre is a much-welcomed boost.

“We look forward to reaping the benefits of this new development, which will in turn allow us to further serve our customers’ evolving needs,” he said. “Through this collaboration with Tencent Cloud, BNC emphasises its commitment to provide the best technology product services as we understand that data security and privacy are very crucial in the digital technology industry.”

Besides Tencent Cloud, other cloud suppliers including Alibaba Cloud and Google Cloud have opened datacentres in Indonesia. Microsoft and Amazon Web Services have also announced plans to do so.

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