Tencent opens first data centre in Indonesia to access $800m market

13 April 2021 | Antony Savvas

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China's Tencent Cloud has launched its first data centre in Indonesia to take advantage of one of the fastest growing public cloud markets in the Asia Pacific region.

According to the Boston Consulting Group, the Indonesian public cloud segment has a compound annual growth rate of 25%, and is expected to increase its value to $800 million by 2023.

Located in capital Jakarta the new facility is now in full operation, providing backbone access and networking to all major Indonesian and global internet service providers, said Tencent.

The data centre will lower latency for end customers in Indonesia and provide more disaster recovery options for organisations across the APAC region, the provider added. It will support the growing needs of a wide range of industries, from financial services, internet access and e-commerce to entertainment, gaming and education.

Poshu Yeung, senior vice president for Tencent Cloud International, said: “With a population of 270 million Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and the largest economy in Southeast Asia.

“Given that its population structure is younger it has a huge internet demographic dividend and its mobile internet market is quickly developing.”

Bank Neo Commerce (BNC) is one of the first major customers of the new facility, using it to support a core system with a fully operational Tencent Distributed Database (TDSQL), the first time that Tencent Cloud has brought TDSQL overseas.

Tjandra Gunawan, president director of BNC, said: “We look forward to reaping the benefits of this new development which will allow us to further serve our customers' evolving needs.”

Last month, Tencent announced that it would be opening an additional data centre in Bahrain, that would be opening by the end of this year. Tencent's data centre footprint now spans across 27 regions and 61 availability zones.