Ground broken for Osaka data centre


Tuesday, 05 March, 2024

Ground broken for Osaka data centre

Hyperscale data centre company AirTrunk has begun construction of its 20 MW data centre in west Osaka, AirTrunk OSK1. The company specialises in creating a platform for cloud, content and large enterprise customers across the Asia–Pacific & Japan (APJ) region.

A traditional jichinsai groundbreaking ceremony was performed by a Shinto priest at the site in order to ritually prepare it for safe and smooth construction. Australian Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner in Osaka Trevor Holloway attended the ceremony along with AirTrunk Head of Japan Norihiro Matsushita.

Senior executives at the OSK1 groundbreaking ceremony.

Other special guests were AirTrunk Deputy CEO Michael Juniper, Chief Development Officer Paul Slaven, Chief Safety Officer Zak Markovic, Chief Marketing Officer Lise Kay and Development Director Eric Price. They were joined by senior executives from Nishimatsu Construction Co., Nikken Sekkei, Kinden Corporation, Shinryo Corporation Kansai Electric Power Co. and Mitsubishi UFJ Banking Co.

AirTrunk said that OSK1 will support Japan’s digitalisation by providing critical digital infrastructure to power the region’s acceleration to cloud technology.

Top image caption: AirTrunk Head of Japan Nori Matsushita and Deputy CEO Michael Juniper with a Shinto priest at the groundbreaking ceremony.

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