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AirTrunk announces second data centre in Tokyo

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AirTrunk has announced plans to build a new 110+ MW hyperscale data centre in West Tokyo.

Dubbed TOK2, the site will span more than 4.6 hectares of land and will be designed to a PUE of 1.15, utilising direct air-free cooling.

The new site follows the opening of AirTrunk’s East Tokyo data centre, TOK1, less than six months ago, and will be the company’s eighth data centre, joining AirTrunk’s SYD1, SYD2, SYD3 and MEL1 in Australia, SGP1 in Singapore, HKG1 in Hong Kong and TOK1 in Japan. TOK2 increases AirTrunk’s capacity to over 410MW in Japan and 1.2GW in total across Asia Pacific and Japan.

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

He continued: “AirTrunk’s new TOK2 hyperscale data centre 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 added, “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.

“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 centre 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 centres, AirTrunkers can make their impact as we scale and sustain the digital future of Japan and beyond.”

AirTrunk will work with Japanese construction conglomerate Daiwa House Industry on the development of TOK2, as it did previously on TOK1.

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