The giant tech company, Google, has officially launched its cloud computing services Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in Jakarta, in a landmark move designed to help businesses overcome traditional barriers to cloud adoption in Indonesia.
Representing the first GCP region in Indonesia - and ninth in the Asia Pacific - the launch comes with three cloud zones from the start, enabling high availability workloads across the country. Collectively, Google Cloud now offers 24 regions and 73 zones across 17 countries worldwide.
It launches several standard services, including Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud SQL, Cloud Storage, Cloud Spanner, Cloud Bigtable, and BigQuery. Developers, data scientists, and data engineers can leverage the ML and AI tools to take their projects from ideation to deployment, quickly and cost-effectively.
“A lack of local cloud infrastructure has been a traditional barrier to cloud adoption in Indonesia, but we’re changing that with the launch of our Jakarta cloud region,” said Rick Harshman, managing director of the Asia Pacific and Japan of Google Cloud.
Citing Indonesia as a “digital powerhouse”, Harshman said the launch allows customers to accelerate innovation “close to home”, whether operating as a local start-up, traditional or state-owned enterprise, or public sector organization.
Also, the cloud aims to support local banks such as Bank BRI and help retailers or e-commerce leveraging smart data analytics tools to unlock omnichannel revenue.
Indonesia is home to many unicorns like Tokopedia, which disrupt the industries by transforming the way they provide digital services.
“Google Cloud has enabled us to connect with 7+ million merchants and 90+ million monthly active users in over 97% of districts across this vast country. This collaboration presents us with an exciting opportunity to further help Indonesians achieve more and democratize commerce through technology in Indonesia,” said Tahir Hashmi, VP of Engineering of Tokopedia.