USA based internet giant Google is building a third data center in Singapore with an additional investment of $350 million bringing the total investment in Singapore to $850 million. To meet the demand of the rapid user growth in the region, Google’s third data center will be located in Jurong West which is in close proximity from its first two centers.
The data center is expected to come online in 2020 and the land area will be the size of the first and second centers combined.
Google employs approximately more than 1000 people in Singapore hiring mainly data center technician, programm manager for data center design and site director for hardware operations.
The first data center in Singapore started in 2011 while the second one was operational in 2015. Google also opened a Google Cloud Platform region last year to serve enterprise customers and other clients
According to Joe Kava, Google’s vice president of Global Data Centers Google wrote in a Googlegram:
“The pace hasn’t slowed. In the three years since our last update, more than 70 million people in Southeast Asia started getting online for the first time, bringing the region’s total to more than 330 million – that’s more than the whole population of the United States.”
He also added:
“More businesses are getting online too, which has meant quickly growing demand for our expanding Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offerings.”
Google is an American multinational technology company founded in 1996 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through super-voting stocks.
In August 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called Alphabet. Google is Alphabet’s leading subsidiary. Upon completion of the restructure, Sundar Pichai became CEO of Google, replacing Larry Page, who became CEO of Alphabet.
Google has been the second most valuable brand in the world for 4 consecutive years generating revenue of approximately $75 billion in 2015.