15 Dec '11, 11am

Google boosts Asian presence with US$120m Singapore data centre

SINGAPORE : Internet giant Google has started construction of its US$120 million data centre in Singapore. The facility, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, will help Google boost its presence in Asia. The first building blocks for Google's new data centre will be going up soon in Jurong. The project represents a significant investment in Singapore, which is Google's Asia-Pacific headquarters, and the region. The Singapore centre will be the third of its kind in Asia, after one in Hong Kong costing US$300 million - and another in Taiwan estimated to cost US$100 million. By 2013, the data centre is expected to be up and running. Locating a data centre in the region will help Google better cater to its users and provide faster speeds for its services such as search and email. Services are currently delivered to Asia via data centres in the US. There are six of those in ...

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