Microsoft has announced its Berdayakan Ekonomi Digital Indonesia initiative, which it says marks a significant commitment to advancing growth and digital transformation for Indonesia. As part of the plan, Microsoft will establish its first datacenter region in Indonesia to deliver cloud services locally, with data security, privacy, and the ability to store data in country. Microsoft also announced plans to skill an additional 3 million Indonesians to achieve its goal of empowering over 24 million Indonesians by the end of 2021, through its skills programs designed to create inclusive economic opportunities in the digital era.
“As a leading global provider of advanced cloud solutions, Microsoft’s investment to establish local datacenters, digital skilling and collaboration with the Government of Indonesia will support local innovation, economic recovery, and digital transformation. The Ministry of Communication and Information welcomes Microsoft’s plans to establish a local datacenter region with highly secure and compliant cloud services, which will benefit local businesses, government, and individuals across all sectors. We also welcome Microsoft’s commitment to increase the capacity of Indonesian digital talent across all skill levels,” Mr. Johnny G. Plate, Minister of Communication and Information, Indonesia.
“Microsoft has a long-term commitment to Indonesia’s growth. Today’s announcement is our most significant investment in the 26 years we have been established here. I am delighted that we are helping to empower Indonesia to realize its vision to lead the region’s digital transformation. From ecommerce to agriculture, Indonesian businesses across all sectors are gaining a digital advantage with the agility, security and scale offered by Microsoft’s cloud services. With a local datacenter region, businesses will have faster access to cloud services and the ability for data to be stored in country. To ensure everyone can take advantage of the digital opportunities ahead, we will continue to support digital skilling, with a new program that will reach over 24 million Indonesians by the end of 2021,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations.
“We’re proud to support Indonesian businesses and governments in their move to the trusted cloud with Microsoft. Over the last 26 years, we have been empowering industries across Indonesia and preparing Indonesians with future ready skills to improve their employability. Today’s announcement validates our Berdayakan Ekonomi Digital Indonesia initiative, to empower every person and every organization in Indonesia to achieve more. With more than 150 employees and 7,000 partners across Indonesia’s 17,000 islands, Microsoft’s significant presence in Indonesia has actively supported the startup community and ecosystem. Leading companies such as Bukalapak, Pertamina, and The Ministry of Agriculture have benefited from Microsoft’s global scale cloud services and have expressed their commitment to using Microsoft Cloud from the new region when it is available,” said Haris Izmee, President Director for Microsoft Indonesia.
With the new datacenter region, Indonesia will join the world’s largest cloud infrastructure with over 60 datacenter regions announced to date. Businesses of all sizes and industries will have access to Microsoft Azure at launch. The new datacenter region will feature Azure Availability Zones, which are unique physical locations equipped with independent power, network and cooling for additional tolerance to datacenter failures.