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NetApp Announces Collaboration with Equinix and Alibaba Cloud in Indonesia

Delivering efficient cloud solution for Indonesian businesses with full control

Jakarta, 20 August 2019—NetApp announced its collaboration with Equinix and Alibaba Cloud through Indonet, their partner in Indonesia to address demands and challenges from enterprise customers to simplify and automate IT Infrastructure or build a true modern cloud from the ground up, with modern platforms and even simplified cloud - native capabilities for their digital transformation journey. The collaboration connects NetApp® Private Storage (NPS) for Cloud, Alibaba Cloud and Platform Equinix® , allowing businesses in Indonesia to get the freedom and flexibility to run their application or workload and gain full control of their data across the multicloud platform. It will also help them address data management challenges such as secure netwo rk, latency, performance and data sovereignty compliance, as stated in the Government Regulations Number 82 (GR82) that the electronic system and transaction implementation for public services are required to host their data in Indonesia.

IDC has estimated that by 2020, 30% of Indonesia’s enterprises will use multiple cloud services and platforms1. Thus, the challenges for enterprises and organizations are to adopt multicloud strategies to maximized cloud computing capabilities while at the same time, manag ing their own assets. With the diverse cloud platform that is offered, the needs to be able to manage and use the data well will be one of the keys. “NetApp believes that adopting Hybrid Cloud can be a solid first step for businesses to transform digitall y. For that reason, we bring NetApp® Private Storage (NPS) for Cloud by collaborating with Equinix and Alibaba Cloud as our commitment to accommodate the demands for business in Indonesia to turn to cloud while helping them to address their business challe nges, all while complying with the applicable regulations in Indonesia,” said Ana Sopia , Country Manager, NetApp Indonesia.

NPS for Cloud with Equinix and Alibaba Cloud provides flexibility and ease for IT to meet the ever - changing business needs such as answering the market demands strategically, creating new products which require enterprises and organizations to manage their data anywhere and anytime, so that customers will be ready to compete in the digital era by efficiently controlling their data. Co mbining the global footprint and resilient, on - demand cloud connectivity from Platform Equinix® and the support from Alibaba Cloud, NPS for Cloud is the perfect investment for early cloud adopters in Indonesia.

Yee May Leong, Managing Director, Equinix Sou th Asia, said, “Cloud technology has become an increasingly integral part for digital transformation, but its adoption in Indonesia has been hindered by concerns regarding security and data protection. With the establishment of NetApp Private Storage for C loud via Platform Equinix, customers can easily build a hybrid cloud environment with Alibaba Cloud for agility while remaining legally compliant with data sovereignty requirement in Indonesia .”

“With two local datacenters in the Indonesian market, we are committed to serving our customers with reliable, secure and trusted cloud products and services. The collaboration with NetApp and Equinix on constructing a hybrid cloud environment with our infrastructure is a great testimony to our commitment. We will continue to collaborate with our local partners to serve the digital transformation needs of Indonesian businesses,” said Leon Chen, Country Manager of Alibaba Cloud Indonesia.

Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, operates two l ocal datacenters in Indonesia starting at 15 March 2018 (1st Zone) and 9 January 2019 (2nd Zone) to support digital transformation of Indonesian customers and comply with Government Regulations Number 82 (GR82) About the Electronic System and Transaction O peration in Indonesia. Its local datacenters in Indonesia provide not only Infrastructure as a Services, but also the latest technology like GPU processing, Container Service, Big Data processing, Artificial Intelligence solutions and security services lik e Web Application Firewall.

NPS for Cloud is an agile, multi - cloud solution that lets customers balance a public cloud and private resources to optimize business outcomes. Together with Equinix and Alibaba Cloud through Indonet, NPS for Cloud allows organi zations to adjust cloud resources on demand and dynamically optimize both operational and capital expenses, easily provide access to data in private resources and the public cloud, improve cost efficiencies for a variety of performance workloads, maintain complete data control, compliance and mobility, and implement a disaster recovery strategy that achieves substantial cost savings.

Prior to the announcement today, NetApp Indonesia has conducted a test case on NPS for Cloud in Indonesia with Alibaba Cloud and colocation on Platform Equinix, providing full data control to customers. The test case showed a far lower latency result with the network latency amounted to 0.39 ms and disk latency (with SAS setup) of 1.4ms2.

NPS for Cloud with Equinix and Alibaba Cloud through Indonet is the first solution for Indonesia, serving business - critical data needs and can be an efficient and beneficial option for organizations to have multicloud connected data management with full control of their data, high and dynamic performance, while complying with the regulations.

About NetApp
NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation, and optimize their operations. For more information, visit www.netapp.com. #DataDriven


Press Contact:

Sulastri Chin
Marketing Manager
NetApp Indonesia
sulastri.chin@netapp.com

Maya Novita
Pulse Communications
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About Equinix
Equinix,Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. On this global platform for digital business, companies come together across more than 50 markets on five contin ents to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything they need to create their digital futures. Equinix.sg

Forward Looking Statements
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Annie Ho
Equinix
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annho@ap.equinix.com

Camy Cheng
LEWIS
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equinixSG@teamlewis.com

About Alibaba Cloud
Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud ( www.alibabacloud.com) , the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three IaaS providers, according to Gartner. It is also the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start -ups, corporations and public servic es. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

Crystal Liu
Alibaba Group
+852 6378 5626
Crystal.liu@alibaba-inc.com