Internet exchange (IX) operator DE-CIX has announced plans to establish a joint venture company called PT DE-CIX Indonesia, together with PT IDMarco Digital Solusi, a subsidiary of the Salim Group, a major Indonesian conglomerate.
As a first step, the new company will establish a distributed internet exchange across multiple data centres in Jakarta using the DE-CIX Apollon platform, which was created to manage the continuous and enormous increase in customers and data traffic at DE-CIX's interconnection platforms.
DE-CIX Jakarta will be connected to the existing DE-CIX ecosystem in Southeast Asia, now covering six metro markets: Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Brunei and Manila.
DE-CIX says this means customers at any of the exchanges will be able to access networks at any of the other IXs in the region, offering a seamless connection, top-quality interconnection services for wholesale and enterprise requirements, and the most cost-effective way to peer across Southeast Asia.
The IX will be directly connected to DE-CIX Singapore, thus incorporating DE-CIX Jakarta into the company’s Southeast Asian interconnection ecosystem. DE-CIX Jakarta will combine both local and regional interconnection, including cloud exchange capabilities, which will, DE-CIX says, lead to a better user experience for Indonesian end-users, along with a wide array of cloud interconnection services tailored for enterprises.
The platform includes advanced security features such as DE-CIX’s blackholing services and in-depth statistical data that allows participants to better understand their own traffic patterns, as well as a self-service portal and API for the easy management and automation of interconnection services.
“Indonesia, with the largest population and the fastest-growing economy in Southeast Asia, is the next logical step for DE-CIX in the region,” explains Ivo Ivanov, CEO of DE-CIX. “Our integrated solution supports the ongoing transformation of content and traffic localisation in the ASEAN region. Mega-hubs like Singapore and Hong Kong will continue to be important; however, we expect to see the main growth in markets such as Jakarta.”