AirTrunk: Airtrunk expands in Tokyo

May 18, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

AirTrunk has announced plans to build its eighth data center in Japan, Tokyo. The facility, namely TOK2, will be located in West Tokyo and have a capacity of over 110MW, with the campus built on over 4.6 hectares (11.36 acres) of land. With this new addition, the company now has an overall combined capacity of 1.2GW. 

AirTrunk has outlined that the $1 billion-plus hyperscale facility will be built in line with the company's sustainability standards, with a low PUE of 1.15, and using direct air-free cooling.

Speaking about the company's decision to scale up its efforts in Japan, AirTrunk founder and CEO Robin Khuda said that as Japan continues to digitize "at scale" cloud adoption shifts are taking place. Moreover, Khuda said: "Analysts [are] projecting the country's public cloud services market to grow 19.5% annually to 2025," with tech companies focusing on Tokyo as a "key growth market."

He added: "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."

AirTrunk's Head of Japan, Nori Matsushita, commented: "AirTrunk's multi-billion-dollar investment into the economy will support the Japan Digital Agency's path toward digitalisation, 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 centres." 

The company's other data centers include its TOK1 data center in Japan, its SYD1, SYD2, SYD3 and MEL1 facilities in Australia, its SGP1 data center in Singapore, and HKG1 in Hong Kong.

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