Google invests $404m to expand S'pore data centre

Google invests $404m to expand S'pore data centre

SEARCH giant Google is investing more than $404 million to expand its data centre in Singapore, one of only two such sites in Asia operated by the company.

The move has been prompted by a dramatic hike in data usage here and across the globe, and comes barely 18 months after the company's first data-storage facility in Singapore began operations.

Piling work for the five-storey building in Jurong, adjacent to the current centre, has begun. The facility is set to be ready for operations in mid-2017.

The latest investment will bring Google's total investment in facilities in Singapore to more than US$500 million.

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