AWS Adds Cloud Region in Indonesia

AWS - Jakarta

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched an AWS Asia Pacific Region in Jakarta, Indonesia. Organizations in can now run their applications and serve end users from cloud data centers located in Indonesia leveraging advanced AWS technologies.

AWS also produced an economic impact study (EIS) projecting that the company’s spending on the building and operation of the new AWS Asia Pacific cloud region in Jakarta will generate 24,700 direct and indirect employment, with a planned investment in the local economy of $5 billion (IDR$71 trillion). Over the next 15 years, this new AWS cloud region is expected to contribute $10.9 billion (IDR$155 trillion) to Indonesia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

“Infrastructure from the world’s leading cloud provider plays a critical role in accelerating our digital economy,” said Perry Warjiyo, Governor of Bank Indonesia, the nation’s central bank. “We expect that AWS’s cloud technology will help us achieve our vision and goals outlined in the Indonesia Payment Systems 2045 blueprint, fully digitalizing the nation’s payment systems and integrating a multitude of stakeholders and economic activities under the guiding principles of security and data protection.”

Availability Zones

AWS now has 84 Availability Zones over 26 geographic locations, with plans to add 24 more Availability Zones and eight more AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, India, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. AWS cloud regions are made up of Availability Zones, which are geographically separated infrastructure clusters. Availability Zones are separated by a sufficient distance to ensure client business continuity while remaining close enough to provide reduced latency for high-availability applications that utilize several Availability Zones. Each Availability Zone has its own power, cooling, and physical security, as well as redundant, ultra-low latency networks connecting them.

Customers that want their applications to be highly available can build them to operate in many Availability Zones to get even more fault tolerance. Clients can benefit from lower latency across the nation, as well as disaster recovery (DR) solutions for business continuity, thanks to the introduction of this AWS Region in Indonesia.

“The cloud provides organizations of all types and sizes – from businesses to educational institutions to government agencies – opportunities to transform their operations and reinvent experiences for their customers and end users,” said Prasad Kalyanaraman, Vice President of Infrastructure Services at AWS. “AWS is excited to announce our new Region in Asia Pacific and help Indonesian institutions, innovative startups, and world-leading companies deliver cloud-powered applications to fuel economic development across the country. Organizations across industries in Indonesia can now take advantage of the AWS Asia Pacific Region in Jakarta to lower costs, increase agility, and drive innovation.”

Customer relationship management (CRM) platform, Salesforce, is planning to accelerate the digital transformation of their Indonesian client base with the new AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region. “We are excited to combine AWS’s cloud services with our trusted Hyperforce platform to empower Indonesian companies, from startups to enterprises, to sell, service, market, and conduct commerce,” said Sujith Abraham, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ASEAN at Salesforce. “AWS’s continuous investments in new infrastructure Regions bring our Hyperforce platform to markets that are new to us like Jakarta, enabling customers to securely deploy Salesforce apps and services from anywhere with the scale and agility of the AWS Cloud.”