AirTrunk new Tokyo data centre to be among Asia’s largest

AirTrunk new Tokyo data centre to be among Asia’s largest

KUALA LUMPUR: AirTrunk, a hyperscale data centre specialist, will enter the biggest data centre market in Asia excluding China) with a plan to construct a new 300+ megawatt (MW) hyperscale data centre campus in Inzai, Tokyo.

According to a statement, the initial ~60 MW phase of the campus is targeted to open in late 2021 to support anchor customer demand.

Set to be one of the largest independent data centres in Asia, AirTrunk TOK1 allows public cloud customers the ability to scale rapidly to support their growing capacity requirements in Japan. 

The data centre is the company’s sixth in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, bringing its platform to a total capacity of more than 750 MW across five tier one markets.

“TOK1 is part of our ongoing commitment to deliver secure, reliable, scalable, and cost-effective infrastructure for our cloud customers in key Asia-Pacific markets. We’re ensuring operational excellence and a consistent experience for our customers across our data centre platform,” said AirTrunk Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Robin Khuda.

Japanese construction conglomerate, Daiwa House, has been appointed as the general contractor and will also take a stake in the project. Its local expertise, relationships and strong construction credentials will be an asset to the development.

The data centre will bring several benefits to the local economy including substantial investment and hundreds of jobs during construction and on-going operations.

TOK1 will include seven buildings set across over 13 hectares of land. Strategically located in Inzai’s data centre hub, the carrier neutral data centre will provide strong international and domestic connectivity with multiple fibre paths to the campus. 

More details at https://www.airtrunk.com/

— BERNAMA