Alibaba Cloud has announced the opening of its first data center in Indonesia. The data center is the first international public cloud service in the country and also the largest data center in the country.
The data center will provide a range of cloud products and services including big data, data analytics, database management and security systems that are expected to meet the needs of Indonesian companies.
At the same time that Alibaba is opening its data center, the company is also launching its big data processing platform “MaxCompute” in Indonesia. The MaxCompute platform is capable of storing and processing massive amounts of data and can provide services to local companies including data processing, big data analytics and machine learning.
Alibaba said that it hopes to push forward data-driven innovation and digital transformation in Indonesia and that its data center will help address the rising demand coming from the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups in Indonesia as well as large corporate entities.
Alex Li, General Manager of Alibaba Cloud (Asia Pacific) said of the new center’s opening: “As the only global cloud-services provider originating from Asia, we are uniquely positioned with cultural and contextual advantages to provide innovative data-intelligence solutions and computing capabilities to customers across this region.”
The newly opened data center will bring Alibaba another step closer to the commitment that it made to the Indonesian government’s effort to create 1,000 new startups by 2020.
Alibaba has been examining new opportunities in the Asia Pacific region that are a result of an increased demand for digital services by companies and consumers. With the launch of the new data center in Indonesia, the company will have 18 locations worldwide, including data centers in Australia, Germany, Japan and Singapore.