AWS launches new cloud region in Indonesia

AWS launches new cloud region in Indonesia

16 December 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) confirms the launch of the AWS Asia-Pacific (Jakarta) region.

Effective immediately customers can run their applications and serve end users from data centres located in Indonesia using advanced AWS technologies to drive innovation.

“The cloud provides organisations 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. Organisations across industries in Indonesia can now take advantage of the AWS Asia-Pacific (Jakarta) region to lower costs, increase agility, and drive innovation.”

With the launch of the new AWS Asia-Pacific (Jakarta) region, AWS now has 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.

“Infrastructure from the world’s leading cloud provider plays a critical role in accelerating our digital economy,” said Perry Warjiyo, Governor of Bank Indonesia, the nation’s central bank.

“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.”

The news comes as AWS plans to invest roughly $5 billion in Indonesia over the next 15 years through the new AWS Asia-Pacific (Jakarta) region. This includes capital expenditures on the construction of data centres, operational expenses related to ongoing utilities and facility costs, and purchases of goods and services from regional businesses.

A number of Indonesian organisations have moved their mission-critical workloads to the cloud including, Adskom, Amartha, Anter Aja, ASEAN Foundation, Bhinekka, Bizzy, Bridestory, Bank Commonwealth Indonesia, Dinas Komunikasi dan Informatika Jawa Barat, Elevenia, FinAccel, Happyfresh, Haldin, Hara Token, Halodoc, Jawa Pos, Kumparan, Kompas, Lion Air, MNC Group, Mamikos, Optik Melawai, Optik Seis, Sayurbox, Sekolah.mu, Shipper, SiCepat, Simak Online, Sociolla, The Body Shop, Tokopedia, Traveloka and XL Axiata.

“AWS Cloud capabilities successfully drive the performance of MNC Portal Indonesia, providing unparalleled experience for its viewers. We have transformed our media business with AWS and are now looking to repeat this success with our digital financial services business,” said Yudi Hamka, CTO of MNC Group.

“The AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region will help us align and digitally transform our business and social priorities to provide more efficient public services for the benefit of all Indonesians,” said Dr Faizal Rochmad Djoemadi, CEO of PT Pos Indonesia.

"We're already running the majority of our infrastructure on the world's leading cloud, and by tapping into the AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region, we can further improve our customer experience with innovative ecommerce services," said Ronny Winoto, CTO of Ruparupa.com.

“The availability of the AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region helps us meet our mission to make quality health care accessible to all through our network of 20,000 licensed doctors, 2,000 hospitals/clinics/labs, and 4,000 registered pharmacies, which are spread across hundreds of cities in Indonesia and connected by our digital platform that uses AWS’s reliable technology,” said Alfonsius Timboel, chief product officer of Halodoc.

“The AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region will allow us to continue to focus on building and strengthening our business capabilities while using the best technology in terms of core computing and technology infrastructure to serve the needs of our business and customers,” said Herman Widjaja, CTO of Tokopedia.