Sydney – 19 November 2019: AirTrunk, a specialist in hyperscale data centres, today announced it will develop a new 110+ megawatt (MW) data centre in Sydney’s north (SYD2), to complement its existing facility in Sydney’s west (SYD1). AirTrunk has also acquired land adjacent to its two existing Australian data centres, SYD1 and MEL1, that will enable both campuses to expand to 130+ MW of IT load each, bringing its total Australian capacity to more than 370 MW across the three data centres.
The company continues the rapid growth of its hyperscale data centre platform across the Asia-Pacific region. This announcement comes just months after AirTrunk confirmed the development of two new data centres, Singapore’s largest neutral data centre at 60+ MW, and a 20+ MW data centre in Hong Kong, both of which are tracking ahead of schedule to meet hyperscale customer demand.
AirTrunk’s flagship Australian facilities, SYD1 and MEL1, opened their doors in late 2017 and service some of the world’s largest technology companies. The expansion of these data centres, together with the new SYD2 facility in Sydney’s north, will allow unprecedented scale for AirTrunk’s existing and new customers.
Robin Khuda, Founder and CEO of AirTrunk said, “AirTrunk’s new data centre in Sydney’s north and the expansion of our existing flagship facilities in Australia are the result of continued and strong customer demand for our proven hyperscale data centre solutions. We are uniquely positioned to offer the speed, scale, reliability and cost efficiency that our customers need from their data centres now and into the future.”
AirTrunk SYD2 is set to open in 2020, delivering more than 110 MW of IT load over 4ha of land. It will be supported by a dedicated 132kV substation, allowing the most reliable power infrastructure at significantly lower electricity rates for customers. The facility is strategically located in major cloud availability zones in Sydney’s north and is well–connected to telecommunications infrastructure.
“AirTrunk’s latest investment into its Australian data centres will bring significant benefits to the local economy and create hundreds of jobs during construction and throughout ongoing operations,” Khuda said.
Paul Slaven, AirTrunk’s Chief Development Officer, oversees the development of AirTrunk’s Asia-Pacific data centres, said, “Our unique construction methodologies and robust supply chain enable us to deliver large scale capacity for our customers, quickly and cost-effectively. Whilst fast deployment and cost efficiency is important, AirTrunk’s focus is to ensure the highest safety and quality standards for our employees and customers.”
AirTrunk is a hyperscale data centre specialist creating a platform for cloud, content and large enterprise customers across the Asia-Pacific region. The company develops and operates data centre campuses with industry leading reliability, technology innovation and energy efficiency.
AirTrunk’s unique capabilities, designs and construction methodologies allow it to provide customers with a scalable and sustainable data centre solution at a significantly lower build and operating cost than the market.
AirTrunk is a private company that is well capitalised to fund its development of data centres across Asia Pacific.
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