Microsoft has announced that it will launch its first datacenter region in Indonesia as part of its Berdayakan Ekonomi Digital Indonesia initiative. The datacenter will deliver trusted cloud services locally, with world-class data security, privacy and the ability to store data in country. With the new datacenter region, the country will join the world’s largest cloud infrastructure with over 60 datacenter regions to date.
The new datacenter region will feature Azure Availability Zones, which are unique physical locations equipped with independent power, network and cooling for additional tolerance to datacenter failures. The Indonesian datacenter region will also support Microsoft’s sustainability goals, including its commitment to shift to 100% supply of renewable energy in Microsoft datacenters by 2025.
Microsoft’s investment in Indonesia is expected to generate up to USD 6.3 billion in new revenues from the country’s ecosystem of local customers and partners. The cloud-consuming businesses are also expected to provide 60,000 jobs to the local economy, over the next four years. Moreover, Microsoft agreed to work with government and industry stakeholders to skill an additional 3 million people by the end of 2021. The initiative will empower Indonesians in AI, cybersecurity and data science through a digital literacy curriculum.