SECOND HYPERSCALE DATA CENTER IN TOKYO
Hyperscale data center provider AirTrunk, has announced plans to build its second hyperscale data center campus in West Tokyo, Japan.
As Its second facility in Tokyo, the new data center campus is codenamed AirTrunk TOK2 (TOK2). This hyperscale facility is designed to deliver about 110MW of power capacity upon full build, sited on across more than 4.6 hectares (11.36 acres) of land. TOK2 also increases AirTrunk’s capacity to over 410MW in Japan and 1.2GW across Asia Pacific & Japan.
“As Japan continues to digitalize at scale, we are seeing strong shifts in cloud adoption, 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,” said Robin Khuda, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AirTrunk.
“AirTrunk’s new TOK2 hyperscale data center 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.”
The new data center project is coming in just about six months after the first AirTrunk data center (TOK) was launched in Tokyo, Japan. The new Tokyo West facility is expected to serve a major cloud availability zone and complement AirTrunk’s East Tokyo data center, TOK1.
TOK2 will become the company’s eighth data center, joining its Asia Pacific & Japan portfolio that includes SYD1, SYD2, SYD3 and MEL1 in Australia, SGP1 in Singapore, HKG1 in Hong Kong and TOK1 in Japan. Collectively, the platform will offer 1.2GW of capacity.
“AirTrunk’s multi-billion-dollar investment into the economy will support the Japan Digital Agency’s path toward digitalization, 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 centers,” said Nori Matsushita, AirTrunk’s Head of Japan.
“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 center 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 centers, AirTrunkers can make their impact as we scale and sustain the digital future of Japan and beyond.”
As announced, AirTrunk will work with Japanese construction conglomerate, Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd on the development of TOK2.