Move over Silicon Valley, the multimillion dollar state of the art home for tech startup AirTrunk in Western Sydney is now undergoing further expansion in Huntingwood. Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said continuing investment in the flagship data storage facility will see it expanded by 12,000 square metres.
“This is a vote of confidence from the major players that technology businesses belong in Western Sydney,” Mr Ayres said. “AirTrunk’s mission to build Australia’s largest hyperscale data centre in Western Sydney is further progressing, and to have the digital landlord for tech giants across Asia and Australia choose Western Sydney as their home base is sign of what’s to come.”
Development of the Huntingwood facility has provided a major boost to the region’s economy by supporting over 300 jobs during construction and 180 ongoing jobs. Now phase two expansion is underway as part of a $100 million investment by AirTrunk, adding another 12,000 square metres including four data halls. Demand for secure and reliable data storage is growing at an unprecedented rate and this hyperscale centre showcases the best this huge industry can offer.
“With the biggest package of road and public infrastructure and a new airport underway, it’s no wonder the major players understand Western Sydney is the place to do business,” Mr Ayres continued. AirTrunk Founder and CEO, Robin Khuda said the growth of AirTrunk’s hyperscale data centre in Sydney was a huge milestone.
Mr Khuda commented, “Establishing our flagship facility in Western Sydney was a major achievement for AirTrunk as we build our Asia Pacific hyperscale data centre platform. It is the destination for cloud computing customers looking for reliable, secure, scalable and efficient data centre solutions in Australia. “We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved already. We have committed to further investment in coming years that will help springboard Sydney into a major technology hub.”