June 2019, Singapore – GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and Polymer Connected, an eminent data centre provider, have established a partnership to develop a data centre campus in Jakarta.
With this partnership, Polymer Connected has acquired the land to build the campus, strategically located in Jakarta Barat. This will be Polymer Connected’s first campus in Indonesia and will include 2.6MW Tier III and 26MW Tier IV data centre facilities. It will adopt a hyperscale model, to be leased on a large, long-term basis to wholesale clients. Built to international design standards, the Jakarta Barat campus will be scalable, reliable and secure, and will be the first green Indonesian data centre to utilise Jakarta’s natural gas network to produce electricity.
Darren Hawkins, CEO, Polymer Connected stated that, “With a population of 575 million, 350 million internet users and 390 million active mobile users, Southeast Asia’s digital economy is forecasted to triple to USD240bn by 2025. Data centres represent the backbone of this movement, which is why Polymer Connected chose to build its hyperscale data network here. Our aim is to provide businesses with state-of-the-art data solutions and to help our clients unlock their growth potential in these fast-emerging digital markets.”
GIC is a leading global investment firm with well over US$100 billion in assets under management. Established in 1981 to secure the financial future of Singapore, the firm manages Singapore’s foreign reserves. A disciplined long-term value investor, GIC is uniquely positioned for investments across a wide range of asset classes, including real estate, private equity, equities and fixed income. GIC has investments in over 40 countries and has been investing in emerging markets for more than two decades. Headquartered in Singapore, GIC employs over 1,500 people across 10 offices in key financial cities worldwide. For more information about GIC, please visit www.gic.com.sg.
About Polymer Connected
Polymer Connected provides uniquely design, visionary data centres, focused on delivering high-quality, secure and sustainable cloud storage in South East Asia. Each state-of-the-art facility is built to the highest international standards to provide a secure, network-rich environment that can be customized to meet the demands of our customers.
Polymer Connected understands the growing data needs and growth opportunities, of these fast-moving markets and match it with data centres that are purpose built for them.
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