Google has announced plans to build a new data center in Europe (Location is in Eemshaven, a seaport in the Netherlands).
Google says it has put aside $773 million to build the new data center, and will be its fourth location in Europe after Finland, Belgium and Ireland. The internet giant currently has more than 10 data centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Certainly, its first two Asian data centers opened just last year, in Taiwan and Singapore.
Google says the new facility will create more than 1,000 jobs, with a view towards starting “initial opertions” in the first half of 2016 before becoming fully operational by the latter part of 2017.
Google actually already uses a rented data centre in Eemshaven, which it says will continue to operate after the launch of its new incarnation.