AirTrunk expands with new data centre in Sydney

AitTrunk's new SYD3 Hyperscale data centre will be Asia Pacific's largest and joins the flagship SYD1 to support incremental customer demand in Sydney.

Asia-Pacific hyperscale data centre specialist, AirTrunk has announced plans to build a new Western Sydney data centre, named AirTrunk SYD3. The  hyperscale data centre will be the largest single campus in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding China)  at 320+ megawatts (MW) of capacity. 

SYD3, AirTrunk’s third Sydney data centre, joins SYD1 (130+ MW) in Western Sydney and SYD2  (110+ MW) in the city’s north. The ‘AirTrunk Western Sydney Region’ expands to 450+ MW with the  SYD1 and SYD3 connected campuses allowing new and existing customers to grow seamlessly  within the strategic cloud availability zone. 

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AirTrunk, Robin Khuda, said: “It’s an exciting day as we circle  back to Western Sydney where it all began for AirTrunk when we launched our flagship SYD1 data  centre in late 2017. With SYD1 nearing full capacity, SYD3’s location less than one kilometre away, will help our major technology customers scale with ease and creates synergies and efficiencies between the connected campuses.” 

SYD3 will include nine phases set across 8.3 hectares (20.5 acres) delivering 320+ MW of IT load and will be powered by a 132KV onsite substation. Like AirTrunk’s other data centres, SYD3 is  designed to an industry-low power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.15 and will utilise approximately  80% less water than a traditional data centre. It will feature a range of innovations during design,  construction, and operation to deliver efficiencies and minimise carbon impact for customers and  communities. 

The data centre will bring a new multi-billion-dollar investment into the State of New South Wales  (NSW) and will create hundreds of new jobs in Western Sydney during both the construction and  operational phases. 

SYD3 brings AirTrunk’s Asia-Pacific platform to a total of seven hyperscale data centres (including  four in Australia) with a total capacity of more than a gigawatt (GW), providing a connected, secure,  efficient, and sustainable home for the cloud across the region.  

Since pioneering hyperscale data centres in Asia Pacific with the launch of its first data centres in  Sydney and Melbourne in late 2017, AirTrunk has strategically expanded into key markets across  Asia including Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Earlier this year, it launched a new region in  Sydney’s north to enable further cloud growth for customers in Sydney, one of the top 10 cloud  markets globally.  

Each data centre has been anchored by major cloud service provider (CSP) customers and AirTrunk now supports major CSPs in multiple data centres in key markets, offering a seamless platform for  customers across the region. 

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