IBM and Telkom Indonesia Join Hands to Provide Smarter Data Center Services

 IBM and Telkom Indonesia Join Hands to Provide Smarter Data Center Services

Collaboration to build highly efficient data center designed for optimal

PR Newswire

JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 29, 2013

JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today
announced that it has signed an agreement with  Telkom Indonesia (through its
affiliate telkomsigma) to build a data center together and provide data center
operations services in the country. This collaboration is expected to address
the needs of organizations across industries in Indonesia for data center
solutions, supported by reliable communication networks.

Telkom also worked with IBM to address critical location challenges, such as
Indonesia's frequent earthquakes and tropical storms that can potentially
bring down key communications networks. The data center, designed to endure
natural disasters, is backed-up by power generators and systems that support
the main power and electricity to ensure uninterrupted operations.

"We chose IBM as our strategic partner due to its proven capability of
designing, building, and operating the most advanced data centers. IBM's
comprehensive suite of data center offerings will help companies in the region
improve efficiency, scale up easily, and harness new opportunities," said
Arief Yahya, President Director, Telkom.

IBM will design and build the data center to the highest standards of energy
efficiency, ensuring optimal utilization of resources. As a tier 4 data
center, it will be designed to provide maximum uptime, enabling organizations
to host their mission critical computer systems. Also, utilizing the power of
analytics, the data center will be able to rationalize the IT infrastructure,
improve operational efficiency, while reducing operating costs.

"As the world moves to a mobile environment and creates mountains of data, it
is critical that data center efficiency increases manifold. This engagement
between Telkom and IBM brings together the best of both worlds in IT and
communications. With IBM's extensive capabilities in data centre capacity,
combined with Telkom's experience and understanding of local business needs,
we will be able to provide our clients with a superior experience," said Suryo
Suwignjo, President Director, IBM Indonesia.

As a leader in the telecommunication industry, Telkom is completing broadband
network across Indonesia, enabling improved data center services for
enterprises. The data center will also be supported by the infrastructure
experience of telkomsigma. This synergy between IBM, Telkom and telkomsigma
offers competitive advantage in becoming the industry leader in data center
services and solutions.

IBM has designed and delivered more than 1,000 modular data centers for
customers around the globe helping customers save up to 30 percent in energy
costs per year compared to traditional data centers.

"IBM's knowledge, experience and unparalleled domain expertise, make it a
right fit for our requirements. By providing superior data center solutions,
increasing the service level, and providing all the IT components (hardware,
software, network, etc.), we will continue to deepen the trust of our
customers," said Judi Achmadi, President Director, TelkomSigma.

Telkom Indonesia
Telkom Indonesia has approximately 200 million customers, as of the end of
December 2011, up 7.8% from 2010, making the company the nation's largest
telecommunication service provider by number of subscribers.

PT Sigma Cipta Caraka or telkomsigma is a leading ICT (Information
Communication & Technology) Solutions and Services provider in Indonesia.
Since it was established in 1987, telkomsigma has been providing innovative
ICT products and services, including cloud computing. Telkomsigma's business
portfolio covers 5C: Cloud Computing, Care Managed Services, Custom Software &
e-Platforms, Core System for Business Solutions, and Consulting & System

IBM Indonesia
IBM is a global leader in information technology and services that help make
the world work better. IBM's objective is to help clients become more
innovative, efficient and competitive through business insight and information
technology solutions.

Through its Smarter Planet strategy, IBM helps companies, governments and
cities infuse intelligence into the systems and processes that make the world
work — from power grids, buildings and roadways to agriculture and waterways.
IBM's clients span many different kinds of enterprises and represent every
major industry and endeavor.

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Media Contact
Rina Suryani
IBM Indonesia
Tel: 021 2992 5339 / 0811-147534


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