January 11, 2019

Alibaba launches second data center in Indonesia after witnessing demand

The data center aims to provide cloud-based services to enterprises undergoing massive digitization.

Cloud giant Alibaba have launched their second Indonesian data center to double their local capacity. With this launch, Alibaba seek to support the growing startup and SME ecosystem in the country that relies on cloud technology for everyday workloads.

According to Alibaba, enterprises of all shapes and sizes in Indonesia depend on cloud services to manage critical data. They say that with storage, recovery of data in the cloud is also essential since the information is important for business.

By launching their second data center in Indonesia, Alibaba claim that enterprises can rely on a facility that stores critical data even in times of crisis. They say that natural calamities or disasters occurring in the country will not affect the information stored at these hubs since these centres will be supported by a state-of-the-art facility.

Praising the growing demand for data centers in Indonesia, Leon Chen, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud Singapore and Indonesia claims that the region provides robust potential for foreign as well as domestic firms. He believes that further growth is expected given the talent that exists in Indonesia and its adjutant countries.

It will be interesting to see how Alibaba make the most of this data center launch, following the launch of ‘Data Lake Analytics’ for its cloud platform.