January 14, 2019

Google to build USD 600 million data center in Minnesota

The wind-farm powered data center seeks to provide cloud-based services to growing enterprises in the region.

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Tech giant Google are all set to build a USD 600 million data center in Minnesota, USA, to provide cloud-based services to growing enterprises in the region. As per the proposed data center deal with Xcel Energy, Google will be leveraging on the former’s electricity service powered by farm winds.

According to Google, enterprise boom in Minnesota has opened new avenues for tech giants based in USA. They say that the state is already home to many a data centers and is a hub for growing talent when it comes to data infrastructure.

By partnering with Xcel Energy to build their data center in Minnesota, Google believe that they will utilize energy and electricity wisely to comply with the sate’s laws. They say that this approach will not put pressure on the environment and help them reduce their carbon footprint.

Xcel claim that the project will help the utility and the area transition from its reliance on the state’s largest coal-powered Sherco plant. They say that enterprises will benefit from state-of-the-art facility built across 300 acres of land.

It will be interesting to see how Google make the most of this data center facility, following the launch of its new hub in Las Vegas.

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