The Jakarta Post
The Alibaba Cloud data center offers a MaxCompute big data facility, which allows users to store and process up to a petabyte of data. (Shutterstock/File)
Alibaba Cloud, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, has opened a data center in Indonesia.
The company said in a press release that the data center was the first global cloud platform available in the country. It offers various products and cloud services for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups, including elastic computing, database, networking and security services as well as middleware for data analytics and big data.
In addition to those services, the Alibaba Cloud data center features a MaxCompute big data facility, allowing users to store and process large amounts of data.
Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara said SMEs and startups had made significant progress in Indonesia in recent years in terms of cloud adaptation and enthusiasm for digital transformation. He added that that trend should be supported with technology and infrastructure to maximize opportunities afforded by the digital economy.
The data center is part of Alibaba Cloud’s commitment to support the government's initiative in developing 1,000 startups by 2020.
For SMEs and startups, access to scalable cloud hosting at affordable prices is important to expedite growth. (jes/wng)