Singapore headquartered data center provider, Digital Edge Ltd., has announced the commencement of construction on its second data center site in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Codenamed EDGE2, the new data center will be operated by PT. Ekagrata Data Gemilang (EDGE DC), a subsidiary of PT Indointernet Tbk (Indonet), a digital infrastructure provider which was acquired in 2021 by Digital Edge through a $165 million investment.

“The growth opportunities in South East Asia are vast and our presence in Indonesia plays an important role in our mission to bridge the digital divide in these high growth markets,” said Samuel Lee, Chief Executive Officer at Digital Edge.

“Our cutting-edge and environmentally conscious data center design, construction and operations expertise combined with Indonet’s network services and access to dark fiber make a winning offer to local and international customers looking for support to grow their digital presence in Indonesia”.

As designed, the new facility will deliver an IT load capacity of 23MW with 3,430 cabinets. EDGE2 is also located about 3km from the company’s existing EDGE1 facility, and as such, EDGE2 is expected to become part of the virtual campus with EDGE1, enabling customers to take advantage of the network density and Internet Exchanges already present in EDGE1 from the outset.

“The combination of Indonet’s range of network solutions and Digital Edge’s state-of-the-art facilities, enables us to offer a one-stop solution for data center services with global standards of excellence. This sustainable facility will complement our EDGE1 data center as we continue to support businesses to scale their digital operations in Jakarta,” said Stephanus Oscar, CEO of EDGE DC.

As announced, the new Jakarta data center is scheduled to be ready for operation in Q4 2023, the project is expected to be the largest data center in downtown Jakarta, meeting the needs of hyperscalers, and marking Digital Edge’s third data center site in South East Asia.

This development also follows Digital Edge announcement of a 120MW data center expansion plan in Bupyeong-gu, Incheon, South Korea, with a capital investment of over 1 trillion KWR (approximately 1 billion USD).