Focusing on the future growth, innovation and challenges of data center DatacenterDynamics (DCD) cordially hosted its 5th DCD Converged Indonesia Conference and Expo at the Ritz Carlton Mega Kuningan, Jakarta.
Congregating over 500 experts in the IT, data center, and business sectors to discuss the progression of the industry, DCD also shared survey results from Indonesia’s “Data Center Market Overview and Forecasts 2014 – 2020”, which was conducted by DCD Intelligence (DCDi) as part of its Global Data Center Census.
The report forecasted that the overall total investment in Data Center equipment and solutions will reach USD 850 million by 2020, which is more than 70% increase from the 2016 forecast (USD 480 million). This positive projection calls for the industry to transform in order to cope with the progression. In 2020, the data center requirement space is forecast to reach 375.000 square meters with power consumption that can reach up to 475 MW (megawatt), respectively increase around 29% (290 sqm) and 44% (330 MW) from 2016 forecast.
“The global IT industry is amazed by this rising dragon with its community’s appetite for technological advancement,” said Vincent Liew, General Manager South East Asia, DatacenterDynamics. “There are many challenges arise that need to be overcome by the industry to cope with this progression, such as data boom, more regulations and the added costs of technological disruption. Assisted by increasing government support and by knowledge, skill, as well as technological supports acquired from overseas, which we are facilitating through this event, the Indonesia’s data center community has responded positively to combat these challenges.”
“Some examples of the transformation that we have seen today is an increase number of companies that are outsourcing their infrastructure to colocation providers, while developing their own capabilities through partnerships with internationally-renowned data center operators such as NTT Communications, Equinix and Telstra,” added Vincent.
The transformation towards outsourcing is further confirmed by the DCDi where end-users of the industry, in particular IT decision makers from the e-commerce and financial sectors, will significantly invest in colocation and outsourcing (US$ 320 million).
One of the internationally-renowned data center operators who shares its knowledge, experience, and technologies in the event is NTT Indonesia Nexcenter. Alvin Siagian, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NTT Indonesia Nexcenter, shared his comments, “We are providing assistance and insights for local players to connect their business with their IT strategy. We believe that by collaborating with partners that have well-established infrastructure and skilled workforce, the country’s players will be able to align their IT infrastructure to further strengthen support for business, and ultimately able to reckon the Return on Investment (RoI) from their IT investments ”
“Indonesia needs to evolve its IT infrastructure at a faster speed than is currently the case, and we are privileged to be able to influence this transformation positively alongside leaders from Government, industry and technology,” concludes Vincent Liew.
Hot on the heels of Indonesia DCD the event mill stature across the Southeast Asian region in September at 10th DCD Converged SE Asia Conference and Expo in Singapore.