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AirTrunk unveils data centre in Tokyo

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AirTrunk has opened a new hyperscale data centre in Japan – AirTrunk TOK1 (TOK1) its first in the country.

Located in Inzai Chiba Prefecture, TOK1 will provide up to 60MW of capacity in its first phase, which was completed in 45 weeks. The campus has the potential to scale to more than 300MW total capacity across seven buildings, powered by dedicated on-site 66kV substations. A utility sub-station adjacent to TOK1 will also provide access to utility power in the Inzai area.

TOK1 will be AirTrunk’s sixth operational data centre, alongside SYD1, SYD2 and MEL1 in Australia, SGP1 in Singapore and HKG1 in Hong Kong. The company has also announced plans for a third Sydney data centre, SYD3.

With sustainability at the top of everyone’s agenda, TOK1 has been designed to offer a PUE of 1.15. The facility also features a solar-ready roof, which is ready to an additional 4000sqm of solar panels able to generate nearly 1 million kWh of power per year.

“The opening of TOK1 in the Tokyo region marks a major milestone for AirTrunk as we bring our market-leading speed, scale, efficiency, and reliability to Japan, supporting the country’s digital transformation,” said AirTrunk Founder and CEO, Robin Khuda.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be bringing online a hyperscale data centre of this size. Large technology companies, as well as enterprise looking to migrate from on-premise to the cloud, can now leverage the scale, security, connectivity and efficiencies of this world-class facility.”

He added: “Today is a momentous occasion for the AirTrunk team, and our partners, that has been more than four years in the making as we secured an exemplary site, multiple anchor tenants, strong local partnerships and, importantly, high voltage power to the site. TOK1, which was built in record time, is ready to scale quickly for our customers.”

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