Microsoft has revealed that it will establish its first datacenter region in Indonesia to deliver cloud services locally, with data security, privacy, and the ability to store data in country.
Microsoft announced plans to skill an additional 3 million Indonesians to achieve its goal of empowering over 24 million Indonesians by the end of 2021.
“With a local datacenter region, businesses will have faster access to cloud services and the ability for data to be stored in country,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, president, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations.
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. In addition, its cloud-consuming businesses are expected to contribute 60,000 jobs to the local economy, over the next four years, according to research from IDC.
“Microsoft’s investment to establish local datacenters, digital skilling and collaboration with the Government of Indonesia will support local innovation, economic recovery, and digital transformation,” Johnny G. Plate, minister of Communication and Information, Indonesia, said.
Microsoft has more than 150 employees and 7,000 partners across Indonesia’s 17,000 islands.
Leading companies such as Bukalapak, Pertamina, and The Ministry of Agriculture have benefited from Microsoft’s cloud services and have expressed their commitment to using Microsoft Cloud from the new region, said Haris Izmee, president director for Microsoft Indonesia.
With the new datacenter region, Indonesia will join the world’s largest cloud infrastructure with over 60 datacenter regions announced to date.
Microsoft celebrated 25 years of operations in Indonesia by hosting //Dev Con/ Microsoft Indonesia Digital Economy Summit – their largest developer conference in Asia Pacific, in partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Information (KOMINFO) on Thursday, 27 February 2020.