Telkom Indonesia and IOH form data centre alliance

Telkom Indonesia and IOH form data centre alliance

Telkom Indonesia has partnered with Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH) to establish an interconnected Internet Exchange (IX) ecosystem.

The move was established with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by Telkom Indonesia’s data centre unit NeutraDC and BDx Indonesia, a joint venture of BDx Data Centers (BDx), Indosat, and Lintasarta.

Speaking at the signing ceremony held during the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) 2024 event, Mayank Srivastava, CEO of BDx, said: "With an expanded portfolio, BDx Indonesia is now the largest carrier-neutral data centre provider in the country. This collaboration is a very big step towards creating the most interconnected Digital Infrastructure Mesh for Indonesia - a vision shared by both BDx Indonesia and NeutraDC.”

Demand for data centres is escalating in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia. Rapid expansion in the e-commerce sector and the adoption of technology in business processes have also boosted the need for reliable data centre infrastructure. The strategic partnership aims to enhance capabilities and colocation capacities, ensuring the interconnected IX ecosystem provides end-users with the flexibility of consuming multiple services over a single port and deploy a distributed security architecture.

As part of this collaboration, all parties have identified key focal points of the IX ecosystem, focusing on Tier 3 compliant, carrier-neutral locations distributed across key cities in Indonesia. NeutraDC and BDx Indonesia will host multiple, independent IXs, providing mutual assistance and technical support to create a robust interconnected IX ecosystem, enhancing the resilience of the Internet infrastructure and creating a more streamlined and efficient national internet framework.

NeutraDC currently operates hyperscale data centres in Cikarang and Batam, as well as enterprise data centres at various locations across Indonesia. Meanwhile, BDx Indonesia has an extensive portfolio of facilities across all the main islands, operating multiple enterprise and hyperscale data centres in Jakarta and West Java, and developing a dedicated hyperscale campus at Suryacipta, East Jakarta, along with a greenfield development supporting Artificial Intelligence (AI) workloads.

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