A global construction consultancy, Linesight, has announced it is working with hyperscale data centre specialist AirTrunk to deliver sophisticated cost management services for the expansion of AirTrunk’s two flagship facilities in Australia.
The expansion is underway and will see AirTrunk add significant capacity to its Western Sydney and Melbourne data centres. These developments will create two of the largest independent data centres in the Asia-Pacific region at 90 megawatts and 84 megawatts respectively.
AirTrunk’s hyperscale data centres are designed for cloud, content and large enterprise customers in need of a secure and reliable place to house their sizable and rapidly growing volumes of data.
Linesight provides independent cost management and general consultancy services to the construction industry and offers specialist knowledge and experience in the construction of data centres. It is a global construction consultancy firm with over 40 years’ experience and 20 offices around the world.
Linesight’s managing director, Australia and New Zealand, John Carleton, says AirTrunk’s expansion would make a significant contribution to meeting the growing demand from data-reliant industries in Australia.
“With the uptake of digitisation in business across the Asia Pacific region, as well as growing populations, data storage requirements are increasing at 40 percent per annum, with the Asia Pacific region contributing significantly to growth. As a result, we’re seeing accelerating demand for hyperscale data centres in markets such as Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea,” Carleton says.
“Linesight is pleased to be working with AirTrunk, to help them meet the requirements of this tremendous demand in the Asia-Pacific region.”
Carleton continues, “It is an exciting time to be involved in this sector, and Linesight is pleased to contribute our specialist knowledge and local experience to the technological development and infrastructure in the region.”