Macquarie-backed hyperscale data centre specialist AirTrunk is to develop a A$500m (€301m) facility in Osaka.

AirTrunk, reported to be planning a A$10bn initial public offering, said the AirTrunk OSK1 facility is scalable to more than 20MW.

Collectively, AirTrunk will offer more than 430MW of capacity across its three data centres in Japan.

Nori Matsushita, AirTrunk’s head of Japan, said: “In less than two years, we have opened two hyperscale data centres and today we announce a third development in Japan.

Robin Khuda, AirTrunk founder and CEO, said: “A surge in artificial intelligence applications and enterprise cloud adoption is driving huge demand for critical digital infrastructure in key markets across Japan.”

He said AirTrunk’s data centres, strategically located in Japan’s two primary hubs in Tokyo and Osaka, were enabling its large cloud customers to scale in the region.

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