AirTrunk: being hyperscale is not always easy

Singapore based hyperscaler AirTrunk broke cover in July 2016, and raised more than $1 billion to build new data centres in the next two years: $400 million in 2017 and $621 million in 2018. It has launched two Australian campuses (DCD visited the first Sydney location in 2018), and followed up with campuses in SydneySingapore and Hong Kong.

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets acquired a majority stake last month that valued AirTrunk at S$2.1 billion (A$3 billion). We spoke to AirTrunk’s chief operating officer Dana Adams about life as a hyperscaler.