Alibaba Cloud Summit: the pulse of digitalization

Jakarta central business district

A reliable and scalable cloud infrastructure can improve performance and simplify operations for every aspect of IT infrastructure. Optimized resource and recovery capabilities ensure business continuity for e-commerce, fintechs, online media and education, or gaming industry.

Digital application built on such platform enable digital companies to offer both online and offline customers better user experience, and to achieve more efficient IT spending.

Alibaba is devoted to empowering local businesses and industries of all sizes in the transition to the digital world, said Alibaba Cloud Intelligence Internatoinal Business President Selina Yuan in Alibaba Cloud Summit 2020, the first to be held virtually on 2 July.

Alibaba has been partnering with Adira Finance since 2018, after the launch of their first data center in Indonesia, helping to empower the ERP system, and manage digital initiatives with the support of the latest technology, said deputy director Dodi Suwandi.

Dwiantoro Wibowo, Indonet Business Solution Director said that his company even has partnered with Alibaba before there is an Alibaba data center in 2017.

Astra international subholding for financial services business Astra Financial director Handoko Liem commended Alibaba for the uninterrupted services during pandemic lockdown.

Tokopedia Distinguished Engineer Andrew Efendi said both companies have made cooperations in comprehensive set of product portfolios, ranging from infrastructure as a service, big data, artificial intelligence, and security.

ASPI team watched Alibaba Cloud Summit 2020 online from ASPI head office, Tangerang

In the recorded opening speech, Indonesian Communication and Information Technology minister Johnny G. Plate, congratulated Alibaba on the commencement of the third availability zone and data scrubbing centre in Indonesia, scheduled for operation by early next year.

The initiative will become part of efforts to accelerate Indonesia’s digital transformation. The ministry hoped that data management by industry players in line with the principles of data management for Indonesian government, namely lawfulness, fairness, and transparency.

Indonesia has consistently conveyed these principles in various international forums, such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), World Economic Forum (WEF), G-20 Digital Economy Task Force Forum, and the latest ASEAN-China Year on Digital Economy Cooperation

Alibaba Cloud Indonesia Country Manager Leon Chen stressed out the necessity to provide a trusted cloud infrastructure – meaning always online – that is also compliant with local regulatory aspects.

“Three data centers will further improve the disaster recovery capability, which allow clients to move critical tasks to another available zone. More businesses, including traditional ones such as bank, have their IT infrastructure moved to cloud in the wake of pandemic crisis,” he said.

3 data centers in Indonesia, the previous two completed in 2018 and 2019, add up to 64 availability zones in 21 countries across the globe. They provide high availability for clients to easily perform disaster recovery over multiple zones.

The new data center plus scrubbing center will further enrich Alibaba Cloud services In Indonesia, ranging from database, computing, network, to data analytics.

Meanwhile Alibaba Cloud Anti DDoS (distributed denial of service) running on a scrubbing center can automatically mitigate attacks and heighten security level.

With the opening of the first data scrubbing center in Indonesia, Alibaba will be able to detect, analyze, remove suspicious traffic to fend of the DDoS attack, especially for clients in finance and gaming sectors.

Johnny made remarks about the accelerating digitalization owing to the pandemic. But the key factor in digital transformation of Indonesia’s economy lies in the continuing collaboration between the government, entrepreneurs, academics, civil society, and all stakeholders in order to reap the true benefits out of innovation.

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