Google has updated its data center locations with its newest construction in Asia Pacific.
The Taiwan site is the only that looks big enough for the thermal storage units given it is 5-6 times bigger than Hong Kong and Singapore.
In September 2011, we announced that we had acquired 15 hectares of land in Changhua County, Taiwan, with plans to build a data center. We’re now busy building, and we plan to start limited testing and bringing the facility online by the second half of 2013.
Building this data center in Taiwan is an exciting step for us. More new Internet users are coming online everyday here in Asia than anywhere else in the world. They are looking for information and entertainment, new business opportunities and better ways to connect with friends and family near and far. We’re building this data center to make sure that our users in Taiwan and across Asia can do just that, with the fastest and most reliable access possible to all of Google’s services.
Here is more information about the other sites.
Located in the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate in Kowloon, this facility will sit on partially reclaimed land and will be one of the most efficient data centers in Asia (in stiff competition with our upcoming facilities in Singapore and Taiwan).
Our first data center in Southeast Asia, this facility will be one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly in Asia - an exciting design challenge given Singapore’s year-round heat and humidity, located just 137 kilometers north of the equator.
Located about three hours down the coast from Taipei, in the shadow of some of the 100 meter wind turbines that dot the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, this facility will be our first to save energy through a nighttime cooling and thermal energy storage system.