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Jakarta Post

Google launches first Cloud region in Indonesia

  • Eisya A. Eloksari


Jakarta   /   Mon, June 29 2020   /  01:00 am
The annual Google Cloud Next runs on April 9-11 in Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, United States.(JP/Arsi Agnitasari)

Google Cloud announced the opening of its new Jakarta region on Wednesday, bringing services closer to its Indonesian and Southeast Asian consumers. The company’s Indonesia country director, Megawaty Khie, said the Jakarta region would allow businesses to comply with national regulations and ease recovery options for consumers. “We chose Jakarta as the next region because Indonesia has one of the highest gross domestic product growth [rates] in the region and is home to many of Asia’s unicorns,” she said in an online press conference, referring to large start-ups. Indonesia’s digital economy is well on track to dominate Southeast Asia as its market value is projected to triple to US$130 billion by 2025 from $40 billion in 2019, according to the latest “e-Conomy Southeast Asia” study. The newly launched cloud platform marks t...