ALSO PLANS AN INVESTMENT OF $5B IN THE COUNTRY
Amazon Web Services, Inc., (AWS), has announced the launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) cloud region which will deliver its services from data centers located in Indonesia.
As announced, the new AWS cloud region is now available to developers, startups, entrepreneurs, and enterprises as well as government, education, and nonprofit organizations for the running of their applications and meeting their service needs.
“The cloud provides organizations of all types and sizes—from businesses to educational institutions to government agencies—opportunities to transform their operations and reinvent experiences for their customers and end users,” said Prasad Kalyanaraman, Vice President of Infrastructure Services at AWS.
“AWS is excited to announce our new Region in Asia Pacific and help Indonesian institutions, innovative startups, and world-leading companies deliver cloud-powered applications to fuel economic development across the country. Organizations across industries in Indonesia can now take advantage of the AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region to lower costs, increase agility, and drive innovation.”
AWS further stated that it is planning to invest an estimated $5 billion (IDR$71 trillion) in Indonesia over the next 15 years through the new AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region, which includes capital expenditures on the construction of data centers, operational expenses related to ongoing utilities and facility costs, and purchases of goods and services from regional businesses. The investment is also estimated to sustain an average of 24,700 direct and indirect jobs annually during the said period and these jobs will be part of the AWS supply chain in Indonesia, including construction, facility maintenance, engineering, and telecommunications.
“Infrastructure from the world’s leading cloud provider plays a critical role in accelerating our digital economy. We expect that AWS’s cloud technology will help us achieve our vision and goals outlined in the Indonesia Payment Systems 2045 blueprint, fully digitalizing the nation’s payment systems and integrating a multitude of stakeholders and economic activities under the guiding principles of security and data protection,” said Perry Warjiyo, Governor of Bank Indonesia, the nation’s central bank.
With the launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region, AWS now boasts of 84 Availability Zones across 26 geographic regions globally, with announced plans to launch 24 more Availability Zones and eight more AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, India, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates.