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PT DCI Indonesia's latest third building (JK3) has opened with a capacity of 12 MW

22 June 2020

As a leader in the Indonesian data center industry, DCI Indonesia is committed in developing the largest data center ecosystem in the country. As a milestone, The third data center building (JK3) has started its operations this year in June 2020, and is expected to support the development of digital technology in Indonesia. So what kinds of new, state-of-the-art technologies are implemented in JK3?


Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our social behavior has changed globally. Everything that was formerly done offline has gone virtual. Currently, Indonesia is moving towards the New Normal era, and society has become more digitally connected than ever before. The Internet usage in Indonesia is expected to increase, this translates to the increase in the flow of data as well. 


According to content management service HootSuite and social media marketing agency We Are Social in the report “Digital 2020” Internet users in Indonesia have reached 175,4 million, with penetration at 64%. This means as much as 64% of the total Indonesian population of 272,1 million, is connected to the Internet. This number has since increased from the year 2019 which was 17%, or approximately 25 million people. 

In addition, further analysis from the COVID-19 pandemic shows a shift on how the Internet is used in our daily lives. The configuration of Internet use was formerly in offices, campuses, schools and public places, and it has now changed to houses and living spaces.


The increase in the use of the Internet and data services can be seen during Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Some cellular operators stated that Internet traffic increased at a range of 20% - 50%. Specific examples are 3 telecommunications internet data traffic rose 57% on the first day of Eid al-Fitr 2020, followed by Telkomsel with an increase of 49.8%, and also Indosat Ooredoo by 27%. Businesses have also started adopting data intensive applications such as IoT, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. This translates to the surge of data exchanged and transferred and increased traffic.


Data center demand in Indonesia


According to Cushman & Wakefield, Hyperscale data center demand in Indonesia will increase for several years ahead. Data centers that are reliable, scalable and have high security is mandatory. New research from Google, Temasek and Bain & Company in the report e-Conomy SEA 2019 predict the growth of the digital economy in Indonesia will reach 133 million US dollars in the year 2025.


In the new normal era, the data center and cloud computing turn has proven to be powerful tools for business, education and other sectors that utilize technology and digital infrastructure. Looking at the market increase, DCI Indonesia also supports the growth of the data center market in Indonesia with a capacity of 12 MW through its third data center building (JK3) in Cibitung, Bekasi, West Java. With the JK3 building in operation, DCI adds a capacity of up to 20% to the data center market in Indonesia from the total available of around 50-70 MW. Besides this, DCI Indonesia is currently in the process of constructing a new building (JK5) with a capacity of 15 MW in the 8.5-hectare data center campus area which is capable of accommodating a total IT capacity of more than 200 MW.


DCI Indonesia’s Sales and Marketing Director JC Gani has stated that the rise in demand for data center services can be seen from JK3, which has just started to operate. Out of the total capacity of 12 MW it has, it now only has 1.5 MW left. DCI Indonesia is optimistic in supporting the acceleration of opportunity for digital transformation for companies, organizations, government and other important sectors in Indonesia. To encourage the growth of Indonesia’ digital economy to become the largest in Southeast Asia, as well as becoming the pioneer of hyperscale data centers in Indonesia, DCI Indonesia will present the new JK5 building in the first quarter of 2021.


In the seventh year of DCI Indonesia, besides the operation of the new JK3 data center building, DCI Indonesia also received the 2020 Data Center Services Provider of the Year from Frost & Sullivan. The award is achieved as a result of a study done by Frost & Sullivan of the revenues, market share, capabilities and contribution as a whole to the best practices of the data center industry in Indonesia


This award is certainly thanks to the trust and support of DCI Indonesia’s both multinational and local customers. As a leader in the Indonesian data center industry, DCI Indonesia is fully committed to provide reliable data center services with 100% uptime availability.


What technology is used by DCI Indonesia’s new third building (JK3)?


1. High Density Data Center

DCI operates three data center buildings, JK1 with a capacity of 3 MW, JK2 with a capacity of 7 MW and JK3 with a capacity of 12 MW, which adds up to a total IT data center capacity of 22 MW with global operation standards for the Indonesian market. The new JK3 building has seven floors, with four floors for the data hall that can accommodate more than 2,200 cabinets supported by a strong infrastructure.


DCI also uses high density for each cabinet in the JK3 building. A high density rack is the term used for a cabinet with an IT load of more than 10kW per cabinet. As such, these cabinets are more powerful, have better performance and are capable of computing and handling a higher workload than normal. 


2. Safety 

DCI has 3 layers of fire protection that includes VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus), inergen gas suppressors, and dry pipe sprinklers. In order to reach the data center, each person must go through four security zones which includes 10 layers of security, double perimeter fencing, and a mantrap. 


In regards to data privacy, DCI is the first data center in Indonesia that has acquired Service Organization Controls (SOC) 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 as per the standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The SOC 1 Type 2 report provides corporate entities assurance that financial information is handled safely. SOC 2 Type 2 is a framework to help service companies demonstrate cloud and data center security controls. This was developed as a report that only focuses on security: cybersecurity, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy.


3. Green Data Center

DCI is considered a green data center,or a data center with low Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). To achieve the lowest PUE in the market, DCI uses an Air Handling Unit (AHU) with fan wall technology that meets the requirements of hyperscale data centers.


4. Artificial Intelligence

DCI uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to optimize their data center. By using AI, DCI can significantly reduce human error and achieve a more effective and efficient working time to improve performance. DCI also employs AI to operate its computerized maintenance system in processing data center assets, controlling the cooling system through the CRAC (Computer Room Air Conditioner) units, and monitoring sensors to prevent incidents and collect data for future references. 


5. Cloud dan Carrier Neutral Data Center

DCI offers connectivity to more than 22 network service providers and also several global cloud providers, enabling customers to freely choose network providers according to their needs and preferences.


DCI remains optimistic in carrying out its role in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic up until the New Normal which will benefit businesses to operate more smoothly during these tough times. Regarding the new JK3 buidling, DCI continues to support the growth of the data center market in Indonesia, and is committed to supporting the development of Indonesia's digital economy ahead of the industrial revolution 4.0 era encouraging Indonesia to become the largest digital economy in Southeast Asia.