AKARTA, 13 November 2014 – The recently formed joint venture between PT Multipolar Technology Tbk (MLPT) and their partners, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) and Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd. (MKI) co-hosted a PRE-LAUNCH CEREMONY to introduce the joint venture project, Graha Teknologi Nusantara Data Center (GTN Data Center) to a select group of business executives at The Hermitage Hotel. This event highlighted the exciting collaboration between Lippo and Mitsui to build and operate a modern Tier-4-ready Data Center that will provide quality, secure data center services to address the critical data center and management needs of world-class corporations, here in Indonesia. GTN is owned 65%, 25% and 10% by MLPT, MKI and Mitsui respectively.
The event was well attended by executives from local, international and Japanese companies with data critical operations in Indonesia. The event was co-hosted by DR. Mochtar Riady, Chairman of Lippo Group, Atsushi Kume, Executive Managing Officer & COO of Innovation & Corporate Development, Executive Managing Officer, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., and Masaki Saito, President & CEO of MKI. One of the highlights of the event was the presence of the honorable Minister of Information and Telecommunications, Ir. Rudiantara MBA and the honorable Ambassador of Japan to Indonesia, Yasuaki Tanizaki, both delivering keynote remarks during during the event.
“We are very fortunate to be developing and operating this state of the art Data Center, together with our friends at Mitsui. Most important to me is that Lippo and Mitsui share the vision which is to support the velopment of the country’s important infrastructure needs so as to provide for the efficient distribution and delivery of products and services, people, and electronic data information across the country, which Indonesia desperately needs,” stated Dr. Mochtar Riady.
“With the recently issued government regulation in Indonesia requiring electronic data providers to store their data domestically onshore, the insatiable need for secure, high quality data center services, located strategically at close proximity to customers operations will be in great demand,” stated Harijono Suwarno, Commissioner, PT Multipolar Technology Tbk. “Furthermore, we have carefully mapped the market and the increasing demands of our enterprise client base and have designed a Data Center, capitalizing on Mitsui’s and MKI’s valuable international experience in data center design and operation and Lippo’s existing [12,000] km high speed broadband network covering Greater Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung and Bali,” he added.
Designed and jointly operated by Multipolar Technology and Mitsui, the GTN’s Data Center will be strategically located at Lippo Cikarang, approximately 35 km south east of Jakarta and 80 km from Bandung. The ground breaking is scheduled for the end of 2014, with Data Center operations to commence by the end of 2015.
The Data Center will have two independent power sources from multi-carriers providers to supply ample, sustainable, and redundant sources of power for GTN Data Center’s operations, allowing GTN to attain international and Japanese service levels.
The GTN Data Center will also apply a green data center concept that is environment-friendly and energy efficient. These green features will include: a cold-aisle containment approach to ensure the most efficient flow of cool air; chilled water-based air conditioners that conserve energy; and fire extinguishers that are free from hazardous gas. “To ensure the quality of the data center, we will engage an internationally accredited and recognized green data center consultant to ensure the GTN Data Center will be approved and certified by the Green Building Council,” said Wahyudi Chandra, President Director, PT Multipolar Technology Tbk.
”MKI will provide technological know-how, drawing on its extensive experience with high quality data center operation and cloud services, to make the GTN Data Center the most reliable data center provider with high speed data processing and cloud services in the country,”said Masaki Saito, President & CEO, Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd.
Indonesia presents a large potential market for data center services business, especially with the upcoming implementation of Government Regulation No. 82 of 2012, which requires all electronic data providers in Indonesia to store their data in Indonesian-based data centers and DRCs. Taking early advantage of this opportunity, GTN Data Center will be the first Japanese-owned data center facility in Indonesia. “We also provide a ‘location’ for data center storage that enables local and multinational companies with operations in Indonesia to achieve full compliance with the new laws requiring all their data to be stored domestically. We are optimistic that this will open more foreign investment of ICT projects in the near future,” said Atsushi Kume, Executive Managing Officer & COO of Innovation & Corporate Development, Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
About PT Graha Teknologi Nusantara
PT Graha Teknologi Nusantara (GTN) is a company focused on data center services management and operations, and is also a subsidiary of PT Multipolar Technology Tbk (MLPT). GTN Data Center is a joint venture project between MLPT, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) and Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd. (MKI). GTN is positioned to be the leading data center services provider in Indonesia.
About Mitsui& Co., Ltd.
Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) is an investment and trading company in Japan established in 1947. Mitsui’s business activities include the sale, import, export, offshore trading, production and a wide variety of comprehensives services such as retail, information and telecommunication, technology, logistic and finance in the areas of iron and steel, mineral and metal resources, machinery and infrastructure, chemicals, energy, lifestyle, innovation & cross function. Mitsui also participate in the development of natural resources such as oil, gas, iron and steel raw materials. Mitsui have been proactively making strategic business investments in certain new industries such as IT, renewable energy and environmental solution businesses.
About Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd.
Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd.(MKI) is a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., specialized in providing services and products related to ICT (Information and Communication Technology). Partnering with various global ICT vendors and supporting more than 1,500 companies, MKI offers best-in-class solution to customers.
MKI focuses on 3 large business segments which are “system integration”, “platform integration” and “data center and cloud services”. MKI also provides energy management service, market forecast and genome analysis in combination with system integration and data center solution.
About PT Multipolar Technology Tbk
PT Multipolar Technology Tbk is a leading System Integrator in Indonesia with more than 39 years of experience in the sector of banking and financial, telecommunications, public and commercial. On July 8, 2013 the Company listed in the Indonesian Stock Exchange with ”MLPT” as the stock code.
MLPT is a subsidiary of PT Multipolar Tbk (MLPL), a prominent diversified holding company focused primarily in the retail business and TMT (Technology, Multimedia and Telecommunication) sectors. MLPL is part of the Lippo Group. For details please visit www.multipolar.com and follow @multipolartech.
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PT Graha Teknologi Nusantara
Chief Operating Officer
Ph: 021 5579 332