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AirTrunk announces new data centre in Osaka, Japan

Written by Thu 19 Oct 2023

AirTrunk has announced its expansion in Japan with its first data centre development in Osaka.

The hyperscale data centre specialist said the OSK1 facility will be scalable to over 20MW to provide ‘regional diversity’ in a new availability zone.

AirTrunk stated the data centre will complement the company’s existing Japan data centres in east and west Tokyo. A timeline for the development wasn’t shared.

“A surge in artificial intelligence applications and enterprise cloud adoption is driving huge demand for critical digital infrastructure in key markets across Japan,” said Robin Khuda, CEO and Founder of AirTrunk.

Khuda added the strategic location in one of Japan’s primary hubs is enabling AirTrunk’s large cloud customers to scale in the region.

OSK1 will feature an onsite 77kV substation, contributing to enhanced reliability and efficiency. Aligned with AirTrunk’s commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2030, the new data centre is focused on low power usage efficiency and offers renewable sourcing options for users.

“The development and ongoing operations of OSK1 will have a positive impact on the local economy, generating new jobs, enabling public cloud growth, fostering sustainable innovation, and contributing to the local community,” said Nori Matsushita, Head of Japan at AirTrunk.

OSK1’s funding will come from AirTrunk’s sustainable financing initiatives in Japan.

AirTrunk’s expansion into Japan was announced in 2021 with the launch of the TOK1 data centre in Tokyo, Japan. Collectively, AirTrunk will offer more than 430MW of capacity across its three data centres in the country.

The new facility will be the Airtrunk’s 11th data centre in the APJ region, that also includes data centres in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

The announcement follows AirTrunk’s new development announcements, HKG2, its second data centre in Hong Kong, and JHB1 in Johor Bahru, it’s first in Malaysia.

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Written by Thu 19 Oct 2023

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