JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Telkom Indonesia (through its affiliate telkomsigma) to build a data center together and provide data center operations services in the country. This collaboration is expected to address the needs of organizations across industries in Indonesia for data center solutions, supported by reliable communication networks.
Telkom also worked with IBM to address critical location challenges, such as Indonesia's frequent earthquakes and tropical storms that can potentially bring down key communications networks. The data center, designed to endure natural disasters, is backed-up by power generators and systems that support the main power and electricity to ensure uninterrupted operations.
"We chose IBM as our strategic partner due to its proven capability of designing, building, and operating the most advanced data centers. IBM's comprehensive suite of data center offerings will help companies in the region improve efficiency, scale up easily, and harness new opportunities," said Arief Yahya, President Director, Telkom.
IBM will design and build the data center to the highest standards of energy efficiency, ensuring optimal utilization of resources. As a tier 4 data center, it will be designed to provide maximum uptime, enabling organizations to host their mission critical computer systems. Also, utilizing the power of analytics, the data center will be able to rationalize the IT infrastructure, improve operational efficiency, while reducing operating costs.
"As the world moves to a mobile environment and creates mountains of data, it is critical that data center efficiency increases manifold. This engagement between Telkom and IBM brings together the best of both worlds in IT and communications. With IBM's extensive capabilities in data centre capacity, combined with Telkom's experience and understanding of local business needs, we will be able to provide our clients with a superior experience," said Suryo Suwignjo, President Director, IBM Indonesia.
As a leader in the telecommunication industry, Telkom is completing broadband network across Indonesia, enabling improved data center services for enterprises. The data center will also be supported by the infrastructure experience of telkomsigma. This synergy between IBM, Telkom and telkomsigma offers competitive advantage in becoming the industry leader in data center services and solutions.
IBM has designed and delivered more than 1,000 modular data centers for customers around the globe helping customers save up to 30 percent in energy costs per year compared to traditional data centers.
"IBM's knowledge, experience and unparalleled domain expertise, make it a right fit for our requirements. By providing superior data center solutions, increasing the service level, and providing all the IT components (hardware, software, network, etc.), we will continue to deepen the trust of our customers," said Judi Achmadi, President Director, TelkomSigma.
Telkom Indonesia has approximately 200 million customers, as of the end of December 2011, up 7.8% from 2010, making the company the nation's largest telecommunication service provider by number of subscribers.
PT Sigma Cipta Caraka or telkomsigma is a leading ICT (Information Communication & Technology) Solutions and Services provider in Indonesia. Since it was established in 1987, telkomsigma has been providing innovative ICT products and services, including cloud computing. Telkomsigma's business portfolio covers 5C: Cloud Computing, Care Managed Services, Custom Software & e-Platforms, Core System for Business Solutions, and Consulting & System Integrator.
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