As the internet welcomes millions of new users every month, the demand for new data centers and the modernization and expansion of existing ones are increasing daily, particularly across the Asia Pacific region. According to Cloudscene, the region is the fastest growing data center market in the world and Indonesia, the third largest market in South East Asia, is poised for further growth.
The Asian Development Bank said that since 2000, the Indonesian data center market has experienced significant growth and major changes in its landscape. It is projected to grow at eleven percent annually with a large portion coming from the telecommunication, financial and government sectors.
Another reason for the increased demand is the implementation of a new regulation in Indonesia pertaining to data storage. The ruling states that the country’s financial and banking sector must store all Indonesian-related data within data centers located in the country.
Clearly, these stimuli are driving increased awareness and implementation of data centers across Indonesia. For companies that are considering building, expanding or modernizing their facilities, the following are three critical questions to ask yourselves before taking the next step.
Adrien Kehlstadt joined DKSH in April 2015 as Project Manager, Business Unit Technology, responsible to drive various initiatives across the South East Asian region. Since 2016 he has been heading the Data Center business of DKSH in Indonesia. He holds two Master degrees in finance and international management from St. Gallen and CEMS and has considerable experience with the Asian market having spend the last five years studying and working in Asia.