August 14, 2018

Google to invest USD 600 million in South Carolina data center

The expansion aims to provide support to Google’s G Suite services by adding state-of-the-art facilities at the Charleston hub.

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Google have announced that they will be undergoing a massive data center expansion at their Charleston hub in South Carolina, USA. This expansion, Google say, will see them investing USD 600 million at the hub in a bid to lend support to the rising demand for G Suite products.

According to Google, enterprises in the U.S. market have a strong need for easy to use storage and email solutions that are hosted in the cloud. In response to this demand, Google say that they introduced G Suite, an all-in-one solution for enterprises, providing email, storage and other tools that facilitate collaboration within enterprises.

With the growing popularity of the product and increasing demand for cloud-based enterprise solutions, Google say that beefing up their data center prowess was necessary. With this expansion, Google claim that they will be adding state-of-the-art technology which will be dedicated to providing service to G Suite users.

The data center, which will be located in Berkeley County in Charleston, South Carolina, is set to finish its development by early 2030. Google revealed that they have ample of time to complete the work by adhering to the environmental norms proposed by the County’s administration.

Thrilled with the data center expansion, Lilyn Hester, Southeast Public Policy Head, Google, commented:

Google is proud to call Berkeley County home to our data center, and we look forward to future opportunities to invest in this great community.