Thursday, November 01, 2012

Telkom Sigma welcomes Big Data Era

Telkom Sigma, a subsidiary of state-owned Telkom Group, has provided Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as new cloud service products. They offer mobile M-force which has gained 7,000 users and I-connet with 5,000 users. They also provide 50 BPR (Bank Perkreditan Rakyat - small and micro/rural banking sector) in 600 nodes. The service costs only Rp. 7.5 million per month.

Cloud service will slash down IT infrastructure costs in many businesses as well as much operational IT costs. The users can also be very flexible with changing business environment because the infrastructure and even in SaaS also software maintenance is not managed internally.

Telkom Sigma has occupied 33% cloud market in banking sector and their target is to raise the market share   within opportunities created by a Bank Indonesia regulation. Bank Indonesia is Indonesian Central Bank has endorsed that all banks should have their Data Center and Disaster Recovery Center in Indonesia. Telkom Sigma has targeted more revenues and in 2013 the target is 1 trillion rupiah. In 2012, they targeted to have 29% y-o-y more revenue than 2011, which is Rp. 578 billion.

To achieve those targets, Telkom Sigma has acquired 4,000 square meter IBM data center in Sentul. The data center is categorized as Tier-III-plus because it has two different power sources, guaranting redundant capacity components and 99.982% availability. In total, Telkom Sigma will invest Rp. 1 trillion for all new big data strategy.

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