EXPANDING ASIA PACIFIC HYPERSCALE MARKET
Asia-Pacific hyperscale data center provider AirTrunk, has just opened its two new data center regions which are located in Loyang Singapore and Hong Kong, also codenamed AirTrunk SGP1 and AirTrunk HKG1 respectively.
Both data centers offer a combined power capacity of 80MW, and will join AirTrunk’s other hyperscale data centers in Australia (MEL1, SYD1 and SYD2) where SYD2 is part of the company’s $1 Billion (AUD) investment strategy in Australia. AirTrunk is also expecting a new data center TOK1 in Japan.
“Today we opened our first data centers in Asia, not just one but two hyperscale facilities – a monumental achievement for the AirTrunk team, our partners and customers. Our Hong Kong and Singapore data centers are connected, secure, and efficient homes for the cloud in Asia,” said Robin Khuda, Founder and CEO of AirTrunk.
“COVID-19 has accelerated already increasing demand for hyperscale data center infrastructure across the Asia-Pacific region. We build our hyperscale facilities at record speed, but safely and to the highest quality standard.”
SGP1 is designed to deliver about 60MW of data center power capacity and sited on a 1.5 hectare land, close to the Changi North Cable Landing Station for international interconnection. With over 20,000 square meters of data hall area, the campus is expected to serve hyperscale customers in Singapore and throughout South East Asia.
AirTrunk HKG1 data center is a 20MW facility sited near Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong, with access to international connectivity hub. This facility is a converted eight-story industrial building which is now delivering hyperscale data center services to cloud customers in the region.
Currently, SGP1 offers 30MW and AirTrunk plans to launch the second phase soon. In terms of power efficiency, this Singapore facility is designed to deliver a PUE of 1.25. AirTrunk new data center on Hong Kong is also designed to feature a PUE of 1.35.
Earlier this year, a consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets-managed infrastructure fund, acquired 88% stake in AirTrunk, providing capital to support AirTrunk’s expansion plans across Asia Pacific.