TARGETING HYPERSCALE CLOUD SERVICE CUSTOMERS
Hyperscale data center provider AirTrunk, has today opened a new data center in Tokyo, Japan, a flagship campus that can scale to deliver over 300MW capacity.
Codenamed TOK1, the new facility is AirTrunk’s first data center in Japan and marks the company’s sixth operational data center as a whole, joining SYD1, SYD2 and MEL1 in Australia, SGP1 in Singapore and HKG1 in Hong Kong.
“The opening of TOK1 in the Tokyo region marks a major milestone for AirTrunk as we bring our market-leading speed, scale, efficiency, and reliability to Japan, supporting the country’s digital transformation. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be bringing online a hyperscale data center of this size. Large technology companies, as well as enterprise looking to migrate from on-premise to the cloud, can now leverage the scale, security, connectivity and efficiencies of this world-class facility,” said Robin Khuda, Founder and CEO of AirTrunk.
“Today is a momentous occasion for the AirTrunk team, and our partners, that has been more than four years in the making as we secured an exemplary site, multiple anchor tenants, strong local partnerships and, importantly, high voltage power to the site. TOK1, which was built in record time, is ready to scale quickly for our customers.”
Designed to operate a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.15 and support solar power system installations, TOK1’s initial phases are expected to provide about 60MW of capacity for AirTrunk’s hyperscale anchor customers.
Upon full development, the 13.25 hectare campus is expected to house a total of seven data center buildings and support the delivery of more than 300MW of total capacity which will be powered by dedicated onsite 66kV substations. However, a utility sub-station adjacent to TOK1 will currently provide AirTrunk with access to utility power in the Inzai area.
Earlier this month, the company also announced a third Sydney data center, SYD3, as its flagship data center SYD1 nears full capacity.