NTT Com buys Cyber CSF to boost Indonesian datacentre presence

NTT Com's newest datacentre in Jakarta, Indonesia

NTT Com’s newest datacentre in Jakarta, Indonesia

NTT Communications announced it has reached an agreement to acquire PT. Cyber CSF, one of Indonesia’s largest datacentre and cloud service providers, for an undisclosed sum.

Headquartered in Jakarta, Cyber CSF was founded in 2012 and with 2,800 racks in 7,700 square metres claims to be the country’s largest datacentre operator. NTT Com plans to rename Cyber CSF as NTT Indonesia Nexcenter.

The company’s carrier-neutral facility links up to 32 domestic and overseas fibre operators and will also help NTT Com add another point of presence for its Arcstar VPN service, which it plans to do in October this year.

NTT said it wants to position itself in front of what the company sees as an impending boom in the regional cloud market.

Indonesia is one of the world’s largest countries and according to IDC the Indonesian ICT market is expected to average about 10 per cent annual growth through 2017, exceeding growth rates in most other Southeast Asian countries.

Additionally, the company expects new legislation in the region to influence more financial services companies to outsource their datacentre operations and move more of their systems to the cloud.

The company has in recent months looked to bolster its datacentre presence globally. In April this year the company’s American subsidiary completed a merger with Verio (after acquiring it 15 years ago), and in March bought a majority stake in one of Germany’s largest datacentre operators, e-shelter.