JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network): Huawei Cloud has announced the launch of its Indonesia region in an effort to capitalize on the country’s digital transformation, which requires increased cloud computing infrastructure.
“[This region’s launch] is very important to achieve the national vision of Indonesia Emas [Golden Indonesia] 2045,” said the Minister in charge of the coordination of maritime affairs and investment, Luhut Pandjaitan, Thursday, November 24.
Luhut said Huawei’s local cloud-based data centers could create the ecosystem necessary for digital development in the country and thus for the growth of the digital economy.
Huawei revealed that the Indonesian cloud region has 29 Availability Zones, in which major local carriers are directly connected for one-hop and low-latency connections, enabling access in 20 milliseconds in major cities.
The company claims its technology guarantees 99.99% high availability, no data loss and service continuity, with a Level 6 certification from the Disaster Recovery Institute International.
Jacky Chen, CEO of Huawei Indonesia, said, “The Indonesia region is a regional hub of KooVerse,” which is a global storage, compute, and network resource of Huawei Cloud.
The launch is part of Huawei’s deal with the government as part of Indonesia’s digital transformation, which comes with a five-year, $300 million investment commitment for on-premises cloud infrastructure. .
Huawei has also pledged to partner with 1,000 Indonesian entities and help 500 start-ups through technical support and trainings.
Additionally, the company has pledged to train 100,000 people in Indonesia in digital talent development through the Huawei Asean Academy in hopes of inducing a local ecosystem built on its infrastructure.
The academy said it had already reached 70,000 trainees and would not stop at 100,000.
Huawei Asean Academy Indonesia was established in 2020 in Cilandak, Jakarta. The academy comprises three institutes, namely one specializing in engineering, technology and business.