AirTrunk unveils world-class hyperscale data centre in Sydney

Sydney – 20 September 2017: AirTrunk, a specialist in hyperscale data centres, has today unveiled its flagship facility in Western Sydney, Australia. AirTrunk’s new facility is the first step in its wider growth strategy across the Asia-Pacific region and showcases the company’s deployment speed, scalability, higher reliability, as well as cost and energy efficiency.

This world-class facility is specifically designed for large cloud, content and enterprise customers looking for a secure and reliable way of processing and storing high volumes of information and content.

Designed to the Australian Government’s high security requirements, AirTrunk’s hyperscale offering is uniquely built to the needs of its customers, with the ability to scale quickly in a cost-effective manner.

Robin Khuda, CEO and founder of AirTrunk, believes that the company is building new data centres of a class and scale that will enable rapid adoption of cloud services across the Asia-Pacific region.

“AirTrunk are building the data centres of tomorrow so that the technology companies who are transforming the way we live are assured of a secure, efficient and responsive home for their data. We’ve built the Sydney facility in record time for our customers and have also established a platform for AirTrunk to deliver more exciting projects across the Asia-Pacific region in the future.

“The rapid growth of cloud adoption has driven demand for secure, reliable and scalable data storage solutions in the Asia-Pacific region. AirTrunk has the financial capabilities and expertise to respond to that demand. We’ve demonstrated our unique value proposition to the Australian market and have already achieved substantial market share very quickly,” continued Mr Khuda.

AirTrunk is also pleased to announce that based on an additional customer commitment, the company has commenced construction of the second stage of its Sydney campus.

AirTrunk Sydney is the company’s first hyperscale data centre in the Asia Pacific and at a total capacity in excess of 80 megawatts of IT load when fully completed, it will be one of the largest carrier neutral data centres in the region, housing mission critical infrastructure for some of the world’s biggest companies.

Covering a mammoth 64,000 square metres of Western Sydney real estate, the new facility will have a positive impact on the local economy with hundreds of jobs created during construction and ongoing during operation.

Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the investment in the flagship hyperscale data storage facility is a sign of confidence from the major players that technology businesses belong in Western Sydney.

Mr Ayres commented, “We’re delighted AirTrunk has chosen Western Sydney for this massive investment – building this centre has created around 300 jobs and 180 more people will be employed here permanently once operational.”

AirTrunk’s Melbourne campus will launch in coming weeks with a capacity in excess of 50 megawatts IT load when fully completed, complementing the company’s Sydney facility.