GDS and INA to advance digital infrastructure development in Indonesia

GDS, a leading developer and operator of high-performance data centres in Asia, has officially formed a joint venture with Indonesia Investment Authority (INA), Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund, aiming to propel the growth and advancement of the data centre landscape in Indonesia.

GDS and INA signed the definitive agreements to formalise the partnership, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to pooling together resources, expertise, and visions to develop a nationwide data centre platform in Indonesia. The first project focuses on the development of a hyperscale data centre campus located in Nongsa Digital Park (NDP), Batam, an area officially designated as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) by the Indonesian government. The upcoming Batam data centre campus will utilise local and renewable energy sources while integrating GDS’s advanced Smart DC (Data Centre) solution, promising to establish an industry benchmark for the region.

William Huang, Chairman and CEO of GDS, said, “I am delighted with the substantial progress we have made in forming a joint venture with INA. Through the utilisation of our advanced solution and expertise, together with INA’s strategic investment, this partnership represents not only a collaboration but also a synergistic relationship. As we embark on this transformative journey, we reiterate our unwavering commitment to enhancing Indonesia’s digital connectivity and data capabilities. At GDS, we are here to create a resilient and innovative digital ecosystem that propels Indonesia to the forefront of the regional digital economy.”

Ridha Wirakusumah, CEO of INA, commented, “This partnership signifies a remarkable step forward in our mission to catalyse the digital transformation of Indonesia. With GDS’s unparallelled expertise in high-performance data centre development and operation, we are strategically positioned to augment Indonesia’s digital infrastructure landscape. This is not just a milestone for INA and GDS but a leap towards realising the vast potential and opportunities in Indonesia’s digital future.”

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