Airtrunk expands in Japan with announcement of Tokyo’s second hyperscale data center

Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) hyperscale data center specialist, AirTrunk strengthens its presence in Japan by announcing its intention to build a new hyperscale data center of more than 110 megawatts (MW) in western Tokyo, named AirTrunk TOK2 (TOK2).

TOK2 will become the company’s eighth data center, joining its growing APJ platform which includes SYD1, SYD2, SYD3 and MEL1 in Australia, SGP1 in Singapore, HKG1 in Hong Kong and TOK1 in Japan. Collectively, the platform will offer 1.2 gigawatts (GW) of capacity.

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The new data center is strategically located in western Tokyo, serving a major cloud availability zone and complementing AirTrunk’s data center in eastern Tokyo, TOK1, which opened less than six months ago. Together, the data centers will provide location diversity for AirTrunk’s hyperscale customers in the Tokyo area.

AirTrunk Founder and CEO Robin Khuda said: “As Japan continues to digitalize at scale, we are seeing strong shifts in cloud adoption, with analysts forecasting the country’s public cloud services market to grow 19.5% annually through Japan. 2025*. Global and Japanese tech companies are focusing on Tokyo as a key growth market.”

Mr. Khuda continued, “AirTrunk’s new TOK2 hyperscale data center in western Tokyo, together with TOK1 in eastern Tokyo, will bring our total capacity in Japan to over 410MW, providing customers with the unprecedented ability to scale and grow in the Tokyo area. will be delivered with the speed, scale, reliability and efficiency of the AirTrunk brand.”

Built on over 4.6 hectares (11.36 acres) of land and powered by dedicated high-voltage substations, the agile campus will utilize flexible and innovative designs configured to meet customer requirements and drive greater power optimization. the capacity.

Maintaining AirTrunk’s high efficiency and durability standards, it is designed for a low power utilization efficiency (PUE) of 1.15 and will use direct airless cooling.

Nori Matsushita, AirTrunk Japan Manager, said: “AirTrunk’s multi-billion dollar investment in the economy will support Japan’s digital agency’s digitalization path, contributing to the country’s post-COVID recovery.” We are also creating thousands of jobs in Japan during the development and ongoing operations of our data centers. .”

Mr. Matsushita continued, “It is an exciting time to be 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 state headquarters in Shibuya Tokyo and industry-leading data centers, AirTrunkers can make an impact as we develop and support Japan’s digital future and beyond.

As with TOK1, AirTrunk will continue to work with Japanese construction conglomerate Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd on the development of TOK2.

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