Google to invest $390m in data center in Belgium

Apr 10, 2013

Internet search giant Google says it is investing 300 million euros ($390 million) to expand its continental European data center.

. said Wednesday it will upgrade the facility in Belgium to meet growing demand for its online services.

The information underpinning Google's services—Internet search requests, or YouTube—is processed in industrial-scale data centers such as the Belgian plant in St. Ghislain southwest of Brussels.

Google says the center currently has some 120 employees and is one of the most energy-efficient facilities of its kind.

The company, based in Mountain View, California operates other data centers catering for the European market in Ireland and Finland.

Explore further: FTC says AT&T misled customers with unlimited data

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Google opens window into secretive data centers

Oct 17, 2012

Google is opening a virtual window into the secretive data centers where an intricate maze of computers process Internet search requests, show YouTube video clips and distribute email for millions of people.

Google starts building data centre in Taiwan

Apr 03, 2012

US Internet giant Google on Tuesday started building one of its three planned data centres in Asia to meet fast growing online demand from the region, the company said.

Google to merge user data across more services

Jan 24, 2012

Google Inc. is overhauling the way it treats user data, linking information across its array of email, video and social-networking services so that information gathered in one place can be used in another.

Recommended for you

What's causing the recent string of data breaches?

19 minutes ago

It's Cyber Security Awareness month, which has me wondering: are we doing all we can to protect our data? To help answer this question, I sat down with Girish Bhat of Wave Systems—an important collaborator of Micron's—to ...

Preparing for a zero-emission urban bus system

1 hour ago

In order to create a competitive and sustainable transport system, the EU must look to alternative fuels to replace or complement petrol and diesel. Not only will this reduce transport emissions but it will ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.