August 2, 2018

Google expands data center footprint across USA and Singapore

The expansion aims to meet the rising demand for on-premise and cloud services from enterprises of all sizes.

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Tech giant Google have announced the expansion of their data center campuses in Singapore and Dallas, USA to meet the rising demand for on-premise and cloud services. With this expansion, Google will jointly be investing USD 850 million in the two data centers over a period of five years, extending their global data center footprint.

With the rise in adoption of cloud prodcuts and services across APAC (Asia Pacific) and the USA, Google claim that enterprises need more server farms that can accomodate their business-critical workloads. They say that the increasing rate of mobile penetration and proliferation of smartphones have also been responsible for this rise in both the regions.

To meet this market demand, Google decided to scale their data center campuses in Singapore and the USA to support their cloud regions in the countries and add more businesses to their profolio. They further added that the Dallas facility will boost the city’s economy, where as the Singapore hub will attract enterprises from emerging cloud markets like India and Indonesia.

Google added that the data center expansion in the USA is still in a nascent-babyphase. Explaining this, Andrew Silvestri, Head of Public Policy and Community Relations at Google, commented:

While we do not have a confirmed timeline for development for the site, we want to ensure that we have the option to further grow should our business demand it.

On the other hand, while talking about their facility in Singapore, Rick Harshman, Managing Director of Google Cloud in the Asia Pacific and Japan, said:

In the last year alone, we’ve expanded our cloud infrastructure in Asia.  With our third data centre in Singapore, we hope to build on this momentum to help more businesses benefit from our cloud services.

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