Through an investment of US$5 billion in the country, we estimate the new AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region will create 24,700 jobs annually and contribute US$10.9 billion to Indonesia’s GDP over the next 15 years. According to AWS’s economic impact study, the construction and operation of data centers in Indonesia will create jobs that will be part of AWS’s local supply chain, including construction, facility maintenance, electricity, telecommunications, and other roles in the broader Indonesian economy. The new Region is testament to our long-term commitment to support our rapidly growing customer base in Indonesia since we set up the local office in 2018.
The investment from AWS, the world’s most widely-adopted cloud provider, will energize local businesses, support nationwide economic recovery, open the widest job opportunities, and propel Indonesia to become a global digital economy.
Accelerating Indonesia’s digital economy with cloud innovation
Cloud computing has the power to transform businesses of all sizes, educational institutions, nonprofits, and entire government agencies. The AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region will enable Indonesian customers to leverage AWS’s advanced cloud technology with even lower latency across the country and support disaster recovery applications for business continuity.
“The new AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region is the latest in a long series of investments that we have made in Indonesia to serve the needs of our growing community of local customers, further deepening AWS’s commitment to accelerate the country’s digital economy,” said Conor McNamara, Managing Director, ASEAN, AWS. “With the launch of the new Region, Indonesia’s growing startup ecosystem, small and medium businesses, large enterprises, and the public sector can now access the same cloud services, security, reliability, scale, and speed, to drive innovation on behalf of their customers.”
“With the availability of the AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region, our local startups and small medium businesses can utilize the cloud to foster innovation and boost economic growth,” said Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy for Indonesia. “The investment from AWS, the world’s most widely-adopted cloud provider, will energize local businesses, support nationwide economic recovery, open the widest job opportunities, and propel Indonesia to become a global digital economy.”
Cultivating a digital-ready workforce in Indonesia
In 2019, we made a commitment to empower hundreds of thousands of Indonesians from all backgrounds with cloud proficiency by 2025, in support of the “Freedom of Learning” (Merdeka Belajar) national initiative.
To date, 200,000 Indonesians have been trained in collaboration with the Indonesian government and other agencies, including education institutions and members of the AWS Partner Network (APN), to invest in initiatives that help Indonesia’s workforce prepare for the technology-skilled, high-paying, in-demand jobs of the future.
Enabling Indonesian organizations of all sizes to innovate and scale
Indonesian customers across virtually every industry and of every size, including start-ups, enterprises, and public sector organizations, are running every imaginable use case on AWS. These include Amartha, Adskom, Anter Aja, ASEAN Foundation, Bhinekka, Bizzy, Bridestory, Bank Commonwealth Indonesia, Dinas Komunikasi dan Informatika Jawa Barat, Elevenia, FinAccel, Happyfresh, Haldin, Hara Token, Halodoc, Jawa Pos, Kumparan, Kompas, Lion Air, MNC Group, Mamikos, Sayurbox, Sekolah.mu, Shipper, SiCepat, Simak Online, Sociolla, The Body Shop, Tokopedia, Traveloka, Optik Seis, Optik Melawai, XL Axiata, and many more.
MNC Group, one of Indonesia’s largest multinational conglomerates engaged in media, financial services, entertainment, hospitality, and e-commerce, is looking to use AWS’s advanced capabilities such as analytics and machine learning. To support the transformation of the MNC Bank, the Group’s financial business, the AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region will play an instrumental role in providing the highest levels of security at reduced latency in MNC Bank’s efforts to better understand their consumers, predict future trends, and solve financial challenges for Indonesians.
AWS is committed to support startups at every stage of their business lifecycle. Tokopedia, a leading online marketplace with over 100 million active users and 11 million merchant partners, entrusts its mission-critical workloads to AWS. As Indonesia continues to experience a surge in digital adoption and an acceleration in e-commerce, the new AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region will allow Tokopedia to focus on building and strengthening its business capabilities to better serve the needs of its customers, while utilizing core computing and technology infrastructure from AWS.
Indonesia is home to 64 million small and medium businesses (SMBs). Amid the acceleration of cloud adoption in the country, SMBs have increasingly turned to cloud technology to enhance their business resiliency. Optik Melawai, Indonesia’s leading optics retailer and manufacturer, drives their retail operations with analytics. As the company looks to integrate analytics into its business DNA to make its operations smarter and more precise, the new AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region will enable Optik Melawai to deepen its collaboration with AWS and continue to leverage AWS analytics tools to provide data-driven insights into customer segmentation, product recommendation, and stock forecasting.
Another SMB that is powered by AWS is Fortress Data Services (FDS,) a Software as a Service provider with customers mainly in the financial services industry, comprising banking, fintech, and microfinance. “AWS has supported us in our mission to enable digital financial inclusion across Indonesia and Southeast Asia as we collaborate with multiple financial institutions. Some of FDS’s customers are now looking to migrate its digital core applications to provide seamless digital financial services using AWS technology,” said Sutjahyo Budiman, President Director of FDS. “We welcome the AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region to help us and our financial services customers improve compliance with regulations and security.”
AWS also works with a thriving community of partners in Indonesia, including PT Innovation Cloud Services (ICS Compute), AWS’s first Advanced Consulting Partner in Indonesia. The new region will further improve the security, scalability, and reliability that ICS Compute offers to over 115 of its enterprise customers, including beauty and cosmetics brand The Body Shop Indonesia, and e-wallet mobile app LinkAja!. Additionally, the AWS Asia Pacific (Indonesia) Region will also enable ICS Compute to expand its business and help drive the growing cloud ecosystem in Indonesia by hiring and training more cloud professionals to further support the local workforce.
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