The First National Data Center Construction Has Started

Government Builds First National Data Center in Bekasi (Data Center Illustration)

Indonesia will soon have its first data center. The national data center construction located in the Deltamas industrial area, Cikarang, Bekasi, West Java, has finally begun and is in the groundbreaking stage.

Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo) Johnny G. Plate said the construction of this data center is a collaboration with the French government with a contract value of 164.6 million Euros or equivalent to Rp. 2.59 trillion.

“This first data center was built in Deltamas, Cikarang, Bekasi. It is financed through the French government 85 percent and the pure rupiah state budget 15 percent with a total contract value of 164.6 million Euros,” Johnny said after the groundbreaking process, Wednesday (11/9/2022). ).

He detailed, this national data center has a processor capacity of 25,000 cores, 40 petabytes of storage, and 200 TB of memory.

As for the power supply or electricity provided, he continued, for the first time, 20 megawatts of electricity will be provided which will later be or can be increased up to 80 megawatts.

“This data center is built with the International Tier-4 standard or in other words referred to as uninterrupted [uninterrupted] with a water cooling system according to the global Tier-4 standard,” he said.

This national data center located at Greenland International Industrial Center or GIIC will be implemented within 24 months from the effective date of the contract.

For the effective date itself, he added, starting with the fulfillment of all the precedent conditions in the contract, one of which was the last to be fulfilled, the advance payment that had been carried out was 15 percent or equivalent to Rp376 billion.

“After being built, we hope that this PDN will become or be able to function as data consolidation, interoperability of government data which has been used so far through 2,700 data centers and servers spread nationally by both the central government and regional governments,” said the Minister of Communication and Informatics.

Regarding the selection of Bekasi as the location for PDN, Ade explained that the location had been determined based on the location selection criteria contained in the SNI 8799:2019 Data Center Standard and the Uptime Institute International Standard, ANSI/TIA 942.

To note, this first National Data Center will be built in Bekasi, West Java, precisely in the Deltamas Industrial Estate Area, approximately 40 km from Jakarta.

The location specified for the National Data Center does not have a history of earthquakes, floods, and other potential natural disturbances within a certain period. In addition, the location is far from the center of the crowd, airport, train, and several other criteria.

Furthermore, overall, the government will build four data centers spread across several regions of Indonesia.

The locations of the national data centers are spread across some areas, such as Batam, the National Capital City (IKN) of the Archipelago, Labuan Bajo, and in Greater Jakarta. Especially for the Greater Jakarta area, the national data center is located in the Deltamas Industrial Estate, Bekasi.