Macquarie-backed hyperscale details centre expert AirTrunk will establish a new 110+ megawatt (MW) hyperscale info centre in West Tokyo, named AirTrunk TOK2.
The new details centre is strategically located in western Tokyo, servicing a big cloud availability zone and complementing AirTrunk’s East Tokyo knowledge centre, TOK1, that opened a lot less than 6 months back.
AirTrunk Founder & Chief Government Officer, Robin Khuda, said: “As Japan proceeds to digitalise at scale, we are seeing sturdy shifts in cloud advertisementoption, with analysts projecting the country’s public cloud services market to grow 19.5 percent annually to 2025. Global and Japanese technology companies are focusing on Tokyo as a key growth market.”
Khuda continued: “AirTrunk’s new TOK2 hyperscale data centre in West Tokyo, along with TOK1 in East Tokyo, will take our total capacity in Japan to more than 410MW, giving customers the unprecedented ability to scale and grow in the Tokyo region. The facility will be delivered with AirTrunk’s trademark speed, scale, reliability, and efficiency.”
”Built across more than 4.6 hectares (11.36 acres) of land and powered by dedicated high voltage substations, the agile campus will utilise flexible, innovative designs configured to meet customer requirements and drive greater capacity optimisation,” the company said in a statement. ”Maintaining AirTrunk’s high efficiency and sustainability standards, it is designed to an industry-low power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.15 and will utilise direct air-free cooling.”
AirTrunk’s Head of Japan, Nori Matsushita said: “AirTrunk’s multi-billion-dollar investment into the economy will support the Japan Digital Agency’s path toward digitalisation, contributing to the country’s post-COVID recovery. We are also creating thousands of jobs in Japan during the development and on-going operations of our data centres.”
Matsushita continued: “It’s an exciting time to be a part of AirTrunk in Japan as we expand our team to support the growth of our data centre platform. With a diverse and flexible workplace, learning and development opportunities, a new state-of-the-art headquarters in Shibuya Tokyo and industry-leading data centres, AirTrunkers can make their impact as we scale and sustain the digital future of Japan and beyond.”
As with TOK1, AirTrunk will continue to work with Japanese construction conglomerate, Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd on the development of TOK2.