Google have launched the first phase of their data centers in Oregon by unveiling the facility at Taylor Lake in the U.S. With this launch, Google aims to kickstart data center services for local businesses belonging to small, medium and large segments.
According to Google, the Taylor Lake facility located in The Dalles, Oregon, is spread across 164,000 sq.feet. They also claim that their total investment in the region of Oregon stands at approx. USD 1.8 billion.
Excited about the launch of this facility, Richard Stillwell, Google’s operations manager for the data center, commented:
We are excited to be opening this new space and to further expand our presence in The Dalles. As part of this community my colleagues and I are proud to call the Gorge and Oregon our homes, and to work and live here for more than a decade.
Google say that this expansion will benefit local businesses and create employment opportunities for local talent. Explaining this, Lisa Farquaharson, President and CEO of business group The Dalles Chamber of Commerce, commented:
The positive impact on our economy has been terrific. Local businesses have really felt the economic benefit of the thousand construction jobs over the last year.
Even more than the jobs, the impact that Google has had on education here in The Dalles has been incredible. The impact on our students has been amazing to see – and none of this would happen without Google.