15 Dec '11, 7am

Google begins construction on Singapore data centre

Google begins construction on Singapore data centre

Julian Persaud (centre), managing director of Google South-east Asia, completes the Google letters on stage at a press conference on Dec 15, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP SINGAPORE (AFP) - Search engine giant Google on Thursday formally launched the construction of a new data centre in Singapore to cope with the explosive growth of Internet traffic in the Asia-Pacific region. 'I think it's safe to say this is the fastest-growing region in the world in terms of Internet usage and we have a very strong Google business here,' Google's South-east Asia managing director Julian Persaud told AFP. 'So I think we would allocate resources in line with where we see the biggest opportunity, which I think would be APAC (Asia-Pacific) and South-east Asia,' he added after the groundbreaking ceremony. The Singapore data centre will be the Silicon Valley company's first in South-east Asia and second...

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