Google is building a third data centre facility in Singapore as it continues to invest in the region. The first Southeast Asia data center in Singapore was built back in 2011, expanding quickly to a second building in 2015 due to the rapid growth in users and usage in the region.
In the last three years, more than 70 million people in Southeast Asia have gotten online for the first time, bringing the region’s total to more than 330 million–that’s more than the population of the United States.
“More businesses are getting online too, so demand for our expanding Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offerings has grown quickly. Since first opening our GCP region in Singapore last year, companies like Singapore Airlines, Ninjavan and Wego have joined the likes of GO-JEK and Carousell, using GCP to serve their customers globally,” said Joe Kava, VP Global Data Centers, Google.
Located in Jurong West, just down the road from Google’s first two buildings, this expansion will bring Google’s long-term investment in Singapore data centers to $850 million.
“The multi-story facility will be one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly sites in Asia, in line with our global approach. It will feature the latest machine learning technology to reduce energy use. And we will use recycled water, diverting 100 percent of the data center’s waste away from landfill. We’re looking forward to growing our small team at the data centers here, as well as expanding our ties with the local community,” Mr Kava added.