Equinix has announced plans for a new data center in Jakarta, Indonesia, its first in the country.

The company said this week that it will invest $74 million in a new International Business Exchange (IBX) facility in the capital city.

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– Equinix

Located in Jakarta's Central Business District, the eight-story facility is scheduled to open by the second half of 2024 and is due to provide more than 1,600 cabinets and more than 5,300 square meters (57,050 sq ft) of colocation space when fully built.

Jeremy Deutsch, President, Asia-Pacific, Equinix said: "Our IBX data center in Jakarta will add a strategically important, high-growth market to Equinix's extensive network of interconnected data centers across the world. Having a presence in Indonesia allows Equinix to provide digital infrastructure that enables local businesses to tap growth opportunities abroad and support global organizations looking to access the expanding Indonesian digital economy. We look forward to working closely with local authorities, network providers, and the broader industry ecosystem players to help unleash Indonesia's digital potential."

Inclusive of this recent announcement, Equinix has 50 major projects that are currently underway across 35 metros in 22 countries, including new data center builds in Dublin, Montréal, New York, Paris, and Warsaw. It is also developing facilities in Chennai and Mumbai in India.

Stonepeak-backed Digital Edge and Pure DC are both developing facilities in Jakarta, EdgeConneX has plans to expand a facility in the city it acquired this year, and NTT recently launched a new data center in the capital.

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