Data center service provider, STACK Infrastructure, together with ESR Group Limited (ESR) have just announced a joint venture to develop a 72MW data center campus in Osaka, Japan.

The new facility is to be operated under the STACK brand and will include three buildings, while planning to start the construction of the first building in the fourth quarter of 2023, which is to be ready for service in Q2 2025, featuring improved access to power and network to ensure strong reliability, for hyperscale, cloud, and large enterprise clients.

“ESR’s strong regional development capability in Tier 1 data center markets ensures we are well-positioned to continue to aggressively develop data center facilities across Asia Pacific. Our partnership with STACK enables us to leverage our respective strengths to target hyperscale customer growth in key markets,” said Diarmid Massey, CEO of ESR Data Centers.

As announced, this new data center facility will further expand STACK and ESR’s APAC partnership, which currently includes a 48MW data center development in Incheon, Korea. In addition, the new facility is expected to deliver higher rack densities and ‘industry-leading’ PUE, WUE, and building standards support for evolving workloads while achieving sustainability targets.

“Osaka is STACK’s sixth APAC market in 12 months since our entrance into the region, including the expansion of our footprint in both Japan and Australia to over 100MW each. This campus further deepens our partnership with ESR, allowing us to combine our capabilities to meet our clients’ strategic requirements in existing and emerging Tier 1 data center markets,” said Pithambar (Preet) Gona, Chief Executive Officer of STACK APAC.

This milestone follows the recent announcement of Stack’s ground breaking of its hyperscale campus in Prince William County, Northern Virginia. A new hyperscale data center campus that is sited on a 40-acre IT space, and is to deliver nearly 100MW IT capacity with the intention of growing the campus to multiple data centers, however, the company intends to start with the construction of a 36MW facility, which is to be ready by Q1 2024.