Google doubles Taiwan data centre investment to $600 million

  • AFP, Changhua
  • Updated: Dec 11, 2013 22:45 IST

Google Inc said on Wednesday it will double its planned investment to $600 million for its data centre in Taiwan to cater to the world's fastest growing technology consumer markets.

"While we've been busy building, the growth in Asia's Internet has been amazing. The number of Internet users in India doubled, from 100 million to 200 million. It took six years to achieve that milestone in the U.S.," Google's vice president of data centres, Joe Kava said in a statement.

"And this growth probably won't slow for some time, since the majority of people that have yet to come online also happen to live in Asia," he said.

Google is opening the data centre in central Taiwan later on Wednesday. It is opening another one in Singapore. These two are Google's first two data centres in Asia.

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Google's vice president of data centres Joe Kava talks to the reporters at a cooling system facility during a media tour at the Google data centre in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan. REUTERS



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Google flags are placed on food during a launch ceremony at the Google data center in Changhua, central Taiwan. (AFP PHOTO)



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Google's vice president of data centres Joe Kava walks past a cooling system facility during a media tour at the Google data centre in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan. (AFP)



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Joe Kava (C) of Google's vice president of data centres and the Taiwan officials gesture during a launch ceremony at the Google data center in Changhua, central Taiwan.



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A Google Taiwan employee operates a computer in front of a company logo during a launch ceremony at the Google data center in Changhua, central Taiwan. (AFP)
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