Alibaba Cloud to open Indonesia data
centre by 2021
Availability Zone and the data scrubbing
centre in Indonesia, which is hoped to
be launched by 2021,” said the Minister
of Communication and Information
Technology, Johnny G. Plate.
“We hope that the data management
process in the centre will be in line with the
Indonesian Government principles in data
management, such as lawfulness, fairness
Alibaba Cloud is set to launch its third
data centre in Indonesia early next
year, in response to the growing demand
from its customers in the country. The
expansion comes after Alibaba Cloud
Indonesia built its first data centre in 2018.
This was followed by the construction of a
second data centre in 2019.
The cloud computing giant revealed its plan
to build its first ‘data scrubbing’ centre in the
country, helping Indonesian customers to
fend off cyberattacks.
“On this very occasion, I would like to
extend my congratulations to Alibaba
Cloud for the on-going development of the
The new data centre will also provide a
comprehensive suite of cloud product and
services from database, security, network to
Machine Learning and data analytics.
Since 2016 Alibaba Cloud Indonesia has
introduced proven technologies from the
Alibaba ecosystem to serve a wide array
of Indonesian customers, including those
in e-commerce, finance, logistics, gaming,
education and media.
Malaysia’s e-Census focuses on areas with
high Internet access
The first phase of implementing the
Malaysian Population and Housing
Census 2020 will be conducted online via the
technology-friendly e-Census process and will
continue until September 30.
Malaysian Population and Housing Census
2020 Commissioner Datuk Seri, Dr Mohd
Uzir Mahidin, said about three million
households had been selected to complete
the task via e-Census, which includes
residents living in high connectivity areas
who have access to the Internet, which is
an essential requirement in order to key in
information into the e-Census.
The census is conducted every 10 years but
this time the process is set to be boosted
by Malaysians’ willingness to accept the
Rural areas will be focussed on in October for
the second phase.
A total of nine million residences had been
listed, including three million households
who will be filling out the census
information via the e-Census process.
Residents have been advised to utilise the
three-month period given to them to fill
out the online form candidly. They will be
able to save their responses without having
to answer all 106 questions in one go and
are encouraged only to send the census
form when they are satisfied and have
completed all the questions.