Australia’s AirTrunk launches Hong Kong data centre as it looks to tap demand for cloud computing services

Australian data centre operator AirTrunk opened its first facility in Hong Kong on Wednesday, with the launch coinciding with a shift by many companies to cloud computing to enhance online user experience or facilitate seamless remote working amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The carrier-neutral data centre operator has signed a 10-year lease for an eight-storey industrial building in Tsing Yi with 17,400 square metres (187,292 square feet) of gross floor space. AirTrunk did not disclose the rent for the building, but property agents said it could be around HK$4.2 million (US$542,000) a month based on market rates.