Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hyperscale startup opens one of Australia’s largest data centres to date

Company promises to expand not only in the country but across APAC as hyperscale economy gains momentum.

Data centre services provider AirTrunk has cut the ribbon of its first data centre in Western Sydney, Australia.

The facility has been designed for large cloud, content and enterprise customers in need of an architecture capable of handling, processing and storing high volumes of information and content.

The site has a total capacity in excess of 80 megawatts of IT load when fully completed and was launched with 64,000 sqm of hosting space.

The data centre has also been built to the the Australian Government’s security requirements.

Robin Khuda, CEO and founder of AirTrunk, said: “AirTrunk are building the data centres of tomorrow so that the technology companies who are transforming the way we live are assured of a secure, efficient and responsive home for their data.

“We’ve built the Sydney facility in record time for our customers and have also established a platform for AirTrunk to deliver more exciting projects across the Asia-Pacific region in the future.

“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.”

Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said: “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 is also readying to bring online a second hub in Melbourne. The campus will launch in coming weeks with a capacity in excess of 50 megawatts IT load when fully completed, complementing the company’s Sydney facility.