Google recently announced that it has purchased nearly 7 acres of land in Kowloon, Hong Kong, to build a new data center.
Although the company has declined to reveal the exact location of the property, a spokesperson said the firm expects to spend nearly $100 million on the project, including the cost of land, construction and necessary equipment. The company says that it is still working with local partners and government officials to finalize its plans and has made no official announcement regarding a project timeline.
The actual construction phase of the project, however, is expected to last about two years, officials say. The company expects that the facility will require 20 full-time staffers once it opens, along with a small pool of contractors for IT, electric and mechanical engineering, catering, and security.
In addition to the Hong Kong data center, the company also has plans to build data centers in Taiwan and Singapore in order to boost its services throughout Asia.
'More people are coming online every day in Asia than in any other part of the world, so locating data centers here is an important next stage of Google's investment in the region," said a company spokesperson.
Google has 15 offices and thousands of employees throughout Asia and claims that its Hong Kong data center will be among the most efficient and environmentally-friendly on that cotenant.
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