Digital Edge has broken ground on a new data center in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The company this week announced it has commenced construction on a 23MW data center, to be known as EDGE2.

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Located less than 3km away from the company’s existing EDGE1 facility, the new facility will offer 3,430 cabinets and is due to be completed in Q4 2023.

EDGE2 will be operated by PT. Ekagrata Data Gemilang (Edge DC), a subsidiary of PT Indointernet Tbk (Indonet), in which Digital Edge previously took a controlling interest.

Samuel Lee, chief executive officer at Digital Edge, said: “The growth opportunities in South East Asia are vast and our presence in Indonesia plays an important role in our mission to bridge the digital divide in these high-growth markets. Our cutting-edge and environmentally conscious data center design, construction, and operations expertise combined with Indonet’s network services and access to dark fiber make a winning offer to local and international customers looking for support to grow their digital presence in Indonesia.”

Digital Edge was founded by Stonepeak in August 2020, with CEO Lee previously serving as president of Equinix’s Asia Pacific business. The company has acquired and is developing facilities across Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Indonet started in 1994 as the first commercial private Internet service provider (ISP) in Indonesia. Digital Edge acquired a majority stake in Indonet in June 2021. Its Edge DC unit opened a 6MW facility in Jakarta in October 2021.

Toto Sugiri, Founder and Chairman of Indonet, said: “In line with the growth of the digital economy and data usage in Indonesia, there will be greater requirements for low latency applications which require IT workload situated closer to the end users. EDGE2 provides the capacity and connectivity required to optimize high volumes of data with minimal delay owing to its downtown location and Indonet’s highly connected network infrastructure.”

Stephanus Oscar, CEO of Edge DC added: “The combination of Indonet’s range of network solutions and Digital Edge’s state-of-the-art facilities, enables us to offer a one-stop solution for data center services with global standards of excellence. This sustainable facility will complement our EDGE1 data center as we continue to support businesses to scale their digital operations in Jakarta.”

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