Transactions - MAY 18, 2022

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Macquarie-backed AirTrunk expands data center platform in Japan

by Kali Persall

AirTrunk, a Macquarie-backed hyperscale data center platform for large cloud, content and enterprise customers across APAC, has announced plans to build a new hyperscale data center in West Tokyo.

With an expected capacity of more than 110 megawatts, AirTrunk TOK2 increases AirTrunk’s capacity to more than 410 megawatts in Japan and 1.2 gigawatts across Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ). Built across more than 4.6 hectares (11.36 acres) of land, TOK2 will complement AirTrunk’s East Tokyo data center, TOK1, which opened less than six months ago.

TOK2 will become the company’s eighth data center, joining its rapidly expanding APJ platform that includes SYD1, SYD2, SYD3 and MEL1 in Australia, SGP1 in Singapore, HKG1 in Hong Kong and TOK1 in Japan. Collectively, the platform will offer 1.2 gigawatts of capacity.

“As Japan continues to digitalize at scale, we are seeing strong shifts in cloud adoption, with analysts projecting the country’s public cloud servic

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