“Google Inc. said Wednesday it will build its own data centers in Asia with an investment of more than $200 million as the U.S. Internet search giant looks to provide faster and more secure access to its services and customers that are growing in this region,” Yun-Hee Kim reports for Dow Jones Newswires.
“Google plans to build a data center in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong and has acquired land in each country,” Kim reports. “Data centers house computer, telecommunications and storage systems and typically include backup power supplies and security devices.”
Kim reports, “Once construction begins, Google expects the data centers to be operational within one to two years. In Singapore, Google has obtained 2.45 hectares of land in Jurong West, while in Taiwan it acquired 15 hectares of land in Changhua county. In Taiwan, the company expects the facility to add five to 20 full-time staff. In Hong Kong, the U.S. firm has acquired 2.7 hectares of land in Kowloon.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]