Airtrunk opens Shibuya HQ ahead of TOK1 launch
AirTrunk has opened its new, Japan HQ in Shibuya, Tokyo, as it prepares to go live with AirTrunk TOK1, later this year.
AirTrunk founder and CEO, Robin Khuda, said that the new office is a critical step in AirTrunk’s expansion in Japan and the broader Asia-Pacific region as it grows its data centre platform to support rapid digital acceleration.
Earlier this month, the office was blessed by a priest in a OHARAI purification ceremony to ensure it is ready for the AirTrunk team to move in. Whilst the office is now officially open, in line with government advice regarding Covid-19, the majority of the team will continue to work remotely and transition into the office when it is safe to do so.
“Today marks a major milestone in the AirTrunk story as we officially open our new corporate office in Japan to accommodate our fast-growing Japan business now and into the future. Our new Japan headquarters in Tokyo demonstrates our commitment to growing in this strategic market as we continue to expand our data centre platform and investment in Japan,” he added.
The firm announced its Japan expansion almost a year ago, saying at the time that the first facility in the country would be scalable to 300MW, with the first 60MW due to come online in late 2021. By current standards it will be the largest data centre in the country by megawatts (MW) and adds to a portfolio that spans Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Located in Inzai, Tokyo it will allow public cloud customers the ability to scale rapidly to support their growing capacity requirements in Japan. It also promises enhanced levels of energy efficiency.
AirTrunk’s head of Japan, Nori Matsushita said: “A year ago, we announced our plans to build the largest data centre in Japan, TOK1 in Inzai. Over this time, we have continued to build our local team of hyperscale data centre experts who have made huge progress in preparation for the data centre launch later this year. Our team in Japan are working closely with the broader regional team to deliver scalable, fast, flexible and reliable data centre solutions for customers.”