Singapore’s SpaceDC launches Jakarta data centre, readies a bigger one for 2021

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SpaceDC has announced the launch of JAK2, a data centre offering for the SEA market, based in Jakarta. The data centre – established in partnership with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund – is a 1.45MW Tier III facility, according to a press release from the company.

The data centre is will “act as a gateway to the larger SEA market” for the firm. JAK2 has been certified as a Tier III facility by the Uptime Institute, will have a guaranteed 99.982% availability, and will be powered with onsite power generators and transformers, with a N+1 power back up system, according to the company’s statement.

The security features include dedicated onsite security teams, cardkey access control and biometric procedures. To cater to the rapid growth of the digital economy in Indonesia and the region, the facility will also feature dedicated staging and storage rooms, as well as office spaces and meeting rooms, for companies looking to scale up their IT operations quickly. For companies looking to remotely setup and manage their operations, JAK2 will also have skilled onsite technicians that are available 24/7 to provide support to customers, including managing deliveries and installations, performing compliance, updating software and equipment audits.

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The facility was built with “smart green features”, including a green energy generator as a main self-powered supply, and utilizes thermal wall technology that enables greater cooling. A Selective Calalytic Reduction (SCR) unit was also installed to lower the carbon emission produced by the power generation. This is in line with Indonesia’s effort on their latest government effort to reduce global greenhouse gas emission. “All these features allow for industry-leader power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.3, ensuring that business-critical data is always secure and accessible,” according to the statement.

“With Indonesia having SEA’s largest population, and the region’s largest digital economy, it only made sense for us to open our first facility in this market. With the connectivity afforded by this facility, local and global brands will now have access to a world-class data centre facility to connect to the SEA region – a region whose Internet economy has been valued at over US$100 billion, and is expected to swell to US$300 billion by 2025,” said Darren Hawkins, CEO, SpaceDC.

JAK2 will be the first data center by SpaceDC. In addition to the launch of JAK2, SpaceDC has today also started construction for JAK1, an upcoming 24MW Tier III facility that will feature a larger campus with higher performance capabilities for customers looking to grow their IT infrastructure. JAK1 will be launched in 2021.