Google opens data center in Singapore

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google-data-centerRapidly rising Internet traffic in Southeast Asia prompted Google to open a new data center in Singapore.to cater to the world’s fastest growing consumer technology markets. Another center has been opened in Taiwan.

Mobile data traffic in emerging Asia-Pacific countries will likely rise 68 per cent in 2014, well ahead of the global growth rate of 48 per cent, which makes it the fastest growing region in the world, according to UK-based Analysys Mason, a research consultancy. Tech companies normally try to keep data centers as close to the customer base as possible because distance hurts speed.

“The growth in Asia’s Internet has been amazing. The number of Internet users in India doubled, from 100 million to 200 million. It took six years to achieve that milestone in the US,” Google’s vice president of data centres, Joe Kava, said in a statement. “And this growth probably won’t slow for some time, since the majority of people that have yet to come online also happen to live in Asia,” he said.

Kava added that the cost of building the centers was one consideration for locating in Taiwan and Singapore, but things like data privacy policies, a highly trained workforce and network infrastructure were equally important. Google also said it will double spending in Taiwan to $600 million and to $120 million in Singapore.

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Rapidly rising Internet traffic in Southeast Asia prompted Google to open a new data center in Singapore.to cater to the world’s fastest growing consumer technology markets. Another center has been opened in Taiwan.

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google-data-centerRapidly rising Internet traffic in Southeast Asia prompted Google to open a new data center in Singapore.to cater to the world’s fastest growing consumer technology markets. Another center has been opened in Taiwan.

Mobile data traffic in emerging Asia-Pacific countries will likely rise 68 per cent in 2014, well ahead of the global growth rate of 48 per cent, which makes it the fastest growing region in the world, according to UK-based Analysys Mason, a research consultancy. Tech companies normally try to keep data centers as close to the customer base as possible because distance hurts speed.

“The growth in Asia’s Internet has been amazing. The number of Internet users in India doubled, from 100 million to 200 million. It took six years to achieve that milestone in the US,” Google’s vice president of data centres, Joe Kava, said in a statement. “And this growth probably won’t slow for some time, since the majority of people that have yet to come online also happen to live in Asia,” he said.

Kava added that the cost of building the centers was one consideration for locating in Taiwan and Singapore, but things like data privacy policies, a highly trained workforce and network infrastructure were equally important. Google also said it will double spending in Taiwan to $600 million and to $120 million in Singapore.

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