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GIC teams up with Polymer Connected to build Jakarta data centre campus

It will include 2.6MW Tier III and 26MW Tier IV data centre facilities.

Sovereign wealth fund GIC and data centre provider Polymer Connected have teamed up to develop a data centre campus in Jakarta, Indonesia, an announcement revealed.

With this partnership, Polymer Connected has acquired the land to build the campus located in Jakarta Barat. This will be the firm’s first campus in Indonesia and will include 2.6MW Tier III and 26MW Tier IV data centre facilities.

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“It will adopt a hyperscale model, to be leased on a large, long-term basis to wholesale clients,” the two parties highlighted. “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.”

According to Polymer Connected’s CEO Darren Hawkins, Southeast Asia’s digital economy is forecasted to triple to $327.92b (US$240b) by 2025 given its population of 575 million, 350 million internet users, and 390 million active mobile users.

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“Data centres represent the backbone of this movement,” he noted, adding that the firm chose to build its hyperscale data network in Jakarta to tap into the region’s fast-emerging digital market. 

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