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Google to Set Up a Data Center in Taiwan

Posted on: November 11, 2011


  • In a confirmation of Taiwan’s investment climate and the strength of its information/communications technology industry, Google, the world’s largest search engine, will invest over US$100 million to set up a data center spanning 15 hectares in space in Hsienhsi Township of Changhua County, announced the company yesterday (sep 28)

 

  • Google also announced decision to set up data centers in Singapore and Hong Kong, with the investment scale in Hong Kong also reaching US$100 million. It, however, didn’t publicize investment scale in Singapore.

 

  • This is the first time for Google to set up data centers in Asia. Presently, it has eight data centers in Europe and the U.S. and 15 offices in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

  • Google now has a branch company in Taiwan, with a paid-in capital of NT$2.1 billion. The company pointed out that the data center will be completed in one to two years, adding that the projected investment of US$100 million will be used in land purchase, construction, and procurement of technology and equipment.

 

  • Google noted that the decision to set up Asian data centers is for the purpose of deep-cultivating the Asian market, following surge in the Internet population in the Asia-Pacific market. Taiwan is selected as a site for Asian data centers, due to its market proximity, complete infrastructure, top-notch technological talents, and reasonable business regulations.

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