APAC data center firm AirTrunk has launched a new campus in Tokyo, Japan.

The company this week announced the launch of its TOK2 campus in the west of the capital city. The site is servicing a “major cloud availability zone.”

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A rendering of the TOK2 campus – AirTrunk

Plans for the TOK2 campus were announced in May 2022, with the company breaking ground on the first building in November of that year. The company is concurrently working on the next phase of the campus.

AirTrunk said the initial phases of its West Tokyo campus “provides more than 60MW” of capacity for AirTrunk’s hyperscale anchor customers.

Set on 4.6 hectares, the campus will offer a total of 110MW at full build-out. It is targeting a PUE of 1.15. The build-out is being financed by a green loan.

“Today marks another major milestone for AirTrunk in Japan with the opening of our second data center in Tokyo,” said AirTrunk founder and CEO, Robin Khuda. “The opening of AirTrunk’s TOK2 data center provides our customers with a connected, secure, scalable, and sustainable home for data in west Tokyo.”

To mark the official opening of TOK2, AirTrunk hosted a traditional ceremony attended by Justin Hayhurst, Australian ambassador to Japan; the local mayor, and partners. The ceremony included ‘Kagami-biraki’, a traditional sake barrel breaking, to wish health and well-being at a time of new beginnings for AirTrunk TOK2.

AirTrunk’s head of Japan, Nori Matsushita said: “The AirTrunk TOK2 data center will bring many benefits to the local economy, including employment opportunities, innovation, and social impact programs.”

APAC-focused operator AirTrunk was founded in 2016 with plans to develop hyperscale data centers in Australia. The company opened its first facility in Sydney in 2017. Since then, the company has expanded across the region, operating and developing campuses in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Announced in September 2020, the initial phase of TOK1 in East Tokyo was delivered in only 45 weeks and launched in November 2021. Work on an expansion began in June 2023. The company is also planning a campus in Osaka. At full build-out, the three Japanese campuses will provide 430MW of capacity.

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