Google recently announced that it plans to build a 3rd data centre in Singapore as more businesses and consumers are coming online and an increasing number of these are demanding cloud services.
The internet giant stated that it is beginning work on the 3rd facility situated in Jurong West, not far from its very first 2 buildings. It went onto say that it would bring its long-term investment in local data centres to USD $850 million.
Back in 2015, when the 2nd data centre was announced, the company stated that the investments amounted to USD $500 million. Google first built its Southeast Asia centre in 2011, and added to it 4 years later due to the rapid growth in users & usage within the region.
In 3 years, more than 70 million got online in Southeast Asia which brings the region’s total to more than 330 million, which is more than the entire population of the United States.