Google today announced the construction of a third data center in Singapore, Southeast Asia, an area with more than 330 million people online, more than the population of the United States.
According to Google, the first Southeast Asia data center was built in Singapore in 2011, but in 2015 a second one was created due to the rapid growth in users and usage in the region.
“Since first opening our GCP region in Singapore last year, companies like Singapore Airlines, Ninjavan, and Wego have joined the likes of GO-JEK and Carousell, using GCP to serve their customers globally,” wrote Joe Kava, VP Data Centers at Google.
The third Google data center in Singapore will be located in Jurong West, down the road from our first two buildings. According to Google, this expansion will bring the long-term investment in Singapore data centers to USD 850 million.
The new data center of Google Cloud will be a multi-story facility and will use recycled water, diverting 100 percent of the data center’s waste away from landfill.