GIC and Polymer Connected to develop data centre campus in Jakarta

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GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and Polymer Connected, a data centre provider, have established a partnership to develop a data centre campus in Jakarta.

With this partnership, Polymer Connected has acquired the land to build the campus, strategically located in Jakarta Barat. This will be Polymer Connected’s first campus in Indonesia and will include 2.6MW Tier III and 26MW Tier IV data centre facilities. It will adopt a hyperscale model, to be leased on a large, long-term basis to wholesale clients. Built to international design standards, the Jakarta Barat campus will be scalable, reliable and secure, and will be the first green Indonesian data centre to utilise Jakarta’s natural gas network to produce electricity.

Darren Hawkins, CEO, Polymer Connected said, “With a population of 575 million, 350 million internet users and 390 million active mobile users, Southeast Asia’s digital economy is forecasted to triple to US $ 240bn by 2025. Data centres represent the backbone of this movement, which is why Polymer Connected chose to build its hyperscale data network here. Our aim is to provide businesses with state-of-the-art data solutions and to help our clients unlock their growth potential in these fast-emerging digital markets.”