Graha Teknologi Nusantara (GTN) a data center subsidiary of technology company Multipolar Technology, has recently obtained two certificates of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). (JG Photo/Sarah Yuniarni)

Graha Teknologi Nusantara Introduces 'Green' Data Center to Attract More Customers

BY :SARAH YUNIARNI

NOVEMBER 17, 2016

Jakarta. Graha Teknologi Nusantara, or GTN, the data center subsidiary of listed technology company Multipolar Technology, has developed an environmentally friendly data center aimed at attracting a larger customer base in Indonesia.

The data center – a joint venture by Japanese investment firm Mitsui, its subsidiary Mitsui Knowledge Industry and Multipolar Technology – currently has 35 server racks occupied by four companies, ranging from financial institutions to startups from Japan and Indonesia.

The GTN data center comprises an area of 6,500 square meters and offers 2,000 server racks, half of which are expected to be occupied by the end of 2017. The company also targets e-commerce firms, state institutions and state-owned enterprises as prospective customers.

The company expects to have 20,000 server racks within the next five years.

Graha Teknologi Nusantara chief executive Richard Kartawijaya said the company is also working with Japanese security service provider Secom to ensure a high level of security at the data center.

The data center, which cost Rp 350 billion ($26 million) to develop, began operations in July this year. It has attracted several major corporations, both international and from the East Asia region.

"We are different from any other data center in Indonesia as we focus on implementing green technology, along with Japan's high-level security system," Richard said during a recent media visit at the GTN data center in Cikarang, West Java.

He said the data center is equipped with cold aisle containment, which can lower electricity consumption by up to 30 percent, while also implementing a water-cooling system or a chilled-water-based air-conditioner to save up to 15 percent in electricity costs.

Richard added that a diesel rotary uninterruptible power supply, or Drups, provides a backup to ensure the stability and availability of electricity. The Drups system is a replacement for batteries, that often contain toxic materials.

Multipolar Technology faces direct competition from Sigma Cipta Caraka, a subsidiary of state telecommunication firm Telekomunikasi Indonesia, and Biznet Networks service operator Supra Primatama Nusantara.

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