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The new Google Cloud region in Jakarta is now open

Indonesia is one of the most creative, dynamic, and entrepreneurial countries in Southeast Asia. We’ve seen developers and enterprises embrace new cloud technology to solve their challenges and drive one of the fastest growing economies in the world. To better help our customers in Southeast Asia accelerate their growth, we’re excited to announce that our new Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Jakarta is officially open.

Designed to support Indonesian customers and their end users, the Jakarta region is our first GCP region in Indonesia and ninth in Asia Pacific. In this time of social distancing, we’re celebrating the opening of the region with a digital event. Watch the keynote by going here.


The launch of our new Jakarta region (asia-southeast2) brings the best of GCP closer to our customers and users. With lower latency access to data and applications, companies doing business in Indonesia can accelerate their digital transformation. It will also help customers meet specific regulatory and compliance requirements, and provide more disaster recovery options for customers across APAC. The region has three Cloud zones from the start, enabling high availability workloads. With this region, Google Cloud now offers 24 regions and 73 zones across 17 countries worldwide.

Having a region in Jakarta will help new and existing customers in Indonesia leverage Google Cloud technologies to provide better experiences for local users. “Google Cloud already helps us to execute our digital banking strategy, which accelerates financial inclusion, and to provide better banking services for Indonesians,” said Indra Utoyo, Director of Digital, Information Technology and Operation at Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. “Right now, we are using Apigee, Google Maps Platform APIs, and Cloud Vision for our development purposes. Using a hybrid approach, in cloud and on-premises, both Google and BRI are putting data security as our highest priority. The Jakarta region launch reinforces Google’s commitment and helps us reach out to our customers even better.”

With a target to move 70% of workloads to the cloud within the next three years, telecommunications leader PT XL Axiata Tbk has adopted Anthos to automate, manage and scale workloads across its hybrid- and multi-cloud environments in a secure, consistent manner. “XL Axiata is committed to the modernization of our infrastructure to get more business agility and increase application deployment velocity. Anthos was a natural fit as it lets us adopt containers while letting Google, a leader in Kubernetes, manage our container infrastructure for us,” said Yessie D Yosetya, Chief Information and Digital Officer of XL Axiata.

Indonesia is home to many digital unicorns like  Tokopedia who are disrupting their 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 help Indonesians achieve more and to further democratize commerce through technology in Indonesia.” said Tahir Hashmi, VP of Engineering of Tokopedia.

Together with our ecosystem of local partners, we’re helping businesses across industries adopt new technologies to accelerate their digital transformation. “In a rapidly evolving banking landscape, we are seeing more banks and financial institutions looking for cloud-native solutions,” said Myles Bertrand, Mambu’s Managing Director APAC at Mambu. “There is a greater understanding that when they run in the cloud they can be more responsive, agile, innovative and run at a lower cost. We believe our partnership with Google Cloud Platform will have a hugely positive impact on the digital banking space right across Asia Pacific.”

The Jakarta region launches with our standard set of services, including Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud SQL, Cloud Storage, Cloud Spanner, Cloud Bigtable, and BigQuery. Developers, data scientists, and data engineers can also leverage our ML and AI tools to take their projects from ideation to deployment, quickly and cost-effectively. Hybrid cloud customers can integrate new and existing deployments with help from our regional partner ecosystem, and via multiple Dedicated Interconnect locations.

(This blog post first appeared in Google’s blog here)