AirTrunk launches new data centre for Western Sydney
22 September 2017
Asia Pacific data centre company AirTrunk, a specialist in hyperscale data centres, has launched a new flagship facility at Huntingwood in Western Sydney.
The new 35,000sqm Huntingwood facility is a major boost for the region’s economy, supporting over 300 direct jobs during construction and a further 180 ongoing jobs during operation.
The world-class facility is designed for large cloud, content and enterprise customers looking for secure and reliable processing and storing high volumes of information and content.
AirTrunk has also announced that based on an additional customer commitment, it has started construction on a second stage of its Sydney campus.
The Sydney facility is the company’s first hyperscale data centre in the Asia Pacific. It will have total capacity of more than 80 megawatts when fully completed, making it one of the largest in the region and housing critical infrastructure for some of the world’s biggest companies.
Built to Australian Government security requirements, the data centre has been designed to scale quickly in a cost-effective manner.
Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the investment is a sign of confidence from the major players that technology businesses belong in Western Sydney.
"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 CEO and founder Robin Khuda said the company was building new data centres to enable rapid adoption of cloud services across the Asia Pacific region.
“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,” Mr Khuda said.
AirTrunk says it built the Sydney facility in record time and has established a platform to deliver more exciting projects across the Asia Pacific region in the future.