Epsilon launches data centres in Indonesia

15 February 2011 |

International operator Epsilon has opened a data centre facility in Jakarta to meet what it said is increasing demand for integrated co-location from carriers in Indonesia.

The new data centre, under the brand Epsilon Global Hubs (EGH), connects to multiple cable systems with protected routes to Epsilon’s main centre of operations in Singapore. The centre has been designed for carriers who are already using the Epsilon platform, or potential new entrants to the market requiring the technical facilities to extend their global connectivity, said Epsilon.

Andreas Hipp, Epsilon’s CEO, said that the company’s new centre in Indonesia is responding to new demand in the region. “We want to capture part of the Indonesian market, but as cable systems come in and capacity prices go down more and more, international operators will look to set up a point of presence in a 52 million people market,” he said.

Growing data centre demand is being fed by all areas of Indonesian telecommunications, said Steve Hilton from consulting firm Analysys Mason: “Enterprises expect high levels of security for all their networks, so top-notch, redundance data centre facilities are absolutely necessary.”

The surge of activity in emerging markets in Asia has been facilitated by equally rapid economic growth. Hilton said: “Future growth expectations are very high in the emerging world so businesses are going to need enterprise-grade solutions in those markets.”