An American tech firm, Microsoft Corp., (NASDAQ: MSFT), announced to establish first datacenter region in Indonesia to advancing growth and digital transformation, its vibrant developer and startup ecosystem, enterprises, and the public sector - Photo: Privacy

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – An American tech firm, Microsoft Corp., (NASDAQ: MSFT), announced to establishfirst datacenter region in Indonesia to advancing growth and digital transformation, vibrant developer and startup ecosystem, enterprises, also the public sector. According to research from IDC, the company investment is expected to generate up to US$6.3 billion in new revenues from the country and are expected to contribute 60,000 jobs to the local economy, over the next four years.

“The ministry of communication and information welcomes Microsoft’ plans to establish a local datacenter region with highly secure and compliant cloud services, which will benefit local businesses, government, and individuals across all sectors,” said the minister, Johnny G. Plate, in an official statement released on Feb. 25.

Jean-Philippe Courtois, EVP and President at Microsoft, commented, “With a local datacenter region, businesses will have faster access to cloud services and the ability for data to be stored in country. We will continue to support digital skilling, with a new program that will reach over 24 million Indonesians by the end of 2021.”

Last year, Microsoft has announced will make a strategic investment in Bukalapak, one of Indonesia’ e-commerce platforms. The technology firm and existing backers Singapore-based GIC and PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk (IDX: EMTK) also investing more in the unicorn.

Based on the official statement, both parties said have formed a strategic partnership to reshape how e-commerce is conducted in the country. kicking off the collaboration between the two companies, Bukalapak will adopt Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform. The partnership will leverage Microsoft’ expertise in building a resilient cloud infrastructure to support Bukalapak services for more than 12 million micro, small and medium enterprises, and 100 million customers.

“This partnership signals a deep collaboration with Microsoft on an array of technology projects that will transform the technology-driven commerce solutions and operations solution and operations in Indonesia,” said Rachmat Kaimuddin, CEO of Bukalapak.

He conveyed, through this partnership, Bukalapak and Microsoft will collaborate on key initiatives like building resilient infrastructure, bridging the digital gap, and lift up the digital skills of the company employees and their merchants.

Haris Izmee, President Director of Microsoft Indonesia stated, “Through this partnership, merchants and consumers will have a more efficient and reliable buying and selling experiences, which in turn, creates business resilience and helps in accelerate growth in the Indonesian digital economy.”

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