AirTrunk has opened its new headquarters in Shibuya, Tokyo, as it prepares to go live with AirTrunk TOK1, later this year. The new office is a critical step in the company’s expansion in the broader Asia-Pacific region as it grows its data centre platform to support rapid digital acceleration.
The firm announced its Japan expansion almost a year ago, it is to be the first facility in the country that would be scalable to 300MW, with the first 60MW due to come online in late 2021. By current standards, it will be the largest data centre in the country by megawatts (MW) and adds to a portfolio that spans Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Located in Inzai, it will allow public cloud customers the ability to scale rapidly to support their growing capacity requirements in Japan. It also promises enhanced levels of energy efficiency.
“Over this time, we have continued to build our local team of hyperscale data centre experts who have made huge progress in preparation for the data centre launch later this year,” Nori Matsushita, head of Japan at AirTrunk, said. “Our team in Japan are working closely with the broader regional team to deliver scalable, fast, flexible and reliable data centre solutions for customers.”