ABB is assisting the region's data centre market by specifying its PowerWave 33 energy efficient UPS to provide an uninterruptible source of electrical power to IndoKeppel Data Center 1 (IKDC1), near Jakarta, which is a joint development between local Indonesian conglomerate Salim Group and Keppel Data Centers.
Southeast Asia, where millions of people will connect to the internet for the first time in 2020, is expected to be the fastest-growing region for colocation data centres over the next five years. Jakarta and its surrounding municipalities currently provide 75 MW of data centre colocation capacity, and with demand expected to quadruple in the next three to five years, the market is attracting the attention of several major players.
This growth will largely be driven by greater connectivity and a major expansion of the e-commerce sector— which has risen by 37 per cent over the last 12 months — and the Indonesian government committing to implementing IoT infrastructure technology for roads, streetlights, and traffic signals.
IKDC1 will be built in three phases over a 7-hectare data centre campus, with the first phase having a gross floor area of approximately 105,300 square feet. The facility, a high-availability carrier-neutral data centre, is scheduled to open in 2021 and will provide clients with future development capacity to scale up their IT infrastructure in Indonesia effectively. It will provide hyperscale cloud players, financial institutions, and local enterprises with concurrent maintainability standards for power and cooling when fully operational.
Tai Yeap Wai, Regional Head of Data Center Solutions, ABB Asia Pacific, comments: “As more global data centre operators seek to expand in Southeast Asia, Indonesia’s data centre market is at a turning point where it is poised for strong growth. The country’s internet revolution and shift to digitalisation has fueled a booming data centre market. ABB is proud to partner with PT Vektordaya Mekatrik to enable Indonesia’s transition to more sustainable digital energy management.”
As the Indonesian colocation data centre market grows, sustainable energy solutions that are scalable will be key to offering further capacity with minimal upfront costs. ABB’s PowerWave 33’s scalable UPS efficiently generates revenues as each new phase opens, making it an ideal solution for companies. It is highly suited for medium-sized data centres, office and building power protection, process automation and other critical processes.
The ABB PowerWave 33, which is equipped with an online double-conversion UPS, can provide continuous power availability to network-critical infrastructures such as those being built across Jakarta to accommodate the growth of the colocation market. The PowerWave 33 provides maximum power protection while having a small footprint and using less energy than comparable products, resulting in significant savings. Across a wide load range, it achieves up to 96 per cent efficiency in double conversion and 99 per cent efficiency in eco-mode.
Wai continues: “At ABB, our mission is to deliver solutions that can meet the unique requirements customers have. In this case, we know that ensuring secure power to keep critical infrastructure running 24/7 is vital; and ABB’s portfolio is able to offer smart and reliable power protection, to guarantee uptime. ABB’s PowerWave 33 delivers a great combination of energy efficiency and overall power performance for the data centre industry and is perfectly suited to the IndoKeppel Data Center project.”