HONG KONG – 17 September 2019: AirTrunk, a specialist in hyperscale data centres, today confirmed its latest Asia-Pacific data centre development, announcing a new 20+ megawatt (MW) facility in Hong Kong that is set to open in Q4, 2020. The data centre will be located near Tsuen Wan, close to key data centres and Hong Kong’s connectivity hub, enabling direct and low latency access to Greater China and neighbouring Northeast Asian countries.
AirTrunk has been rapidly expanding across the Asia-Pacific region and the Hong Kong announcement comes just five months after construction commenced on a 60MW+ hyperscale data centre in Singapore. AirTrunk’s two Australian hyperscale facilities, SYD1 and MEL1, have been operating since 2017, servicing some of the largest enterprises in the world.
AirTrunk CEO and founder, Robin Khuda said, “AirTrunk’s new Hong Kong facility will be a valuable addition to our growing hyperscale data centre platform, serving one of the most important financial markets in the Asia Pacific, and offering our customers a consistent experience across the region.”
“The new data centre is a result of strong customer demand for our market-leading hyperscale solutions that allow us to deliver the speed, scale and efficiency that our customers need to enable their growth.”
The state-of-the-art USD$150+ million facility, named AirTrunk HKG1, will be a retrofit of an existing eight storey building and is specifically designed for hyperscale cloud, content and enterprise customers.
Michael Juniper, Deputy CEO said, “Hong Kong is a key hub for international internet bandwidth and connectivity, and a termination point for more than 10 international submarine cable systems. Like all AirTrunk data centres, the Hong Kong facility will be carrier-neutral and have multiple fibre paths.”
The company’s investment in Hong Kong over the coming years will bring significant benefits to the local economy and create a large workforce during construction and ongoing operations. The initial 20MW facility will provide a solid platform for further expansion in Hong Kong, servicing both local and international customers.
Mr Juniper added, “AirTrunk will be implementing a range of design innovations to ensure an industry-low power usage effectiveness (PUE) and high power density. Like our other facilities, HKG1 is designed to meet the stringent security requirements of our 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 operating cost than other providers.
AirTrunk is a private company that is well capitalised to fund its development of data centres across Asia Pacific.
For more information on AirTrunk, visit www.airtrunk.com
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