• Follow us

Internet

Google invests $600m in new European data centre

Google has expanded its European data centre network with the opening of a second facility in Finland.

Reuters is reporting that the American search engine giant is looking to build another data centre in the vicinity, and that it’s ready to shell out $672 million to make it happen.

The existing Finnish facility at Hamina is close to the Russian border, and also close to the Gulf of Finland. Google uses the seawater from the gulf to reduce energy consumption necessary to cool down the data centre, and apparently it’s doing a good job.

The Hamina data centre is considered one of Google’s most advanced and efficient facilities, with DeepMind, the company’s artificial intelligence solution, to run its data centres’ cooling systems.

“The demand for Google services is growing daily and we are building our data centre infrastructure to match this demand,” Google’s Finland country head Antti Jarvinen said in a statement.

Last time around, Google invested almost $900 million to build the data centre. The company bought an old paper mill from Stora Enso in 2009.

Google’s other European data centres are located in the Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium.

In July 2017, Google opened a regional data centre in London, which allows businesses to benefit from major savings in terms of infrastructure costs and efficiency. London is Google Cloud Platform’s tenth region, joining Brussels and others to boost Google’s European presence.

Image source: Shutterstock/Scanrail1 

Read More



Leave A Comment

More News

Latest ITProPortal news

What is GDPR? Everything you need to know 2019-05-28 10:24:49Everything you need to know about GDPR.

HP signs Deep Instinct deal to boost its 2019-05-28 08:00:08Upcoming HP laptops should come with state-of-the-art cybersecurity.

Facebook facing multiple GDPR investigations in Ireland 2019-05-28 07:00:45Out of 19 investigations, 11 are focusing on Facebook and its subsidiaries.

Indian digital transformation market showing massive growth potential 2019-05-28 07:00:45Increasing adoption of internet of things (IoT) in India to drive the market growth.

Delivering 360 customer service through AI, automation and 2019-05-28 06:30:22Customer service through AI, automation and the human touch.

Google invests $600m in new European data centre 2019-05-28 06:30:10Finland sees second Google data centre.

Emerging technology M&A and associated IP challenges 2019-05-28 06:00:35We take a look at M&A trends, how to manage IP issues in M&A and the role of strategic partnerships as an alternative to gaining access to IP

Foreigners will have a hard time owning Japanese 2019-05-28 06:00:12New law limits foreign ownership of tech firms in Japan.

US city hit by major ransomware attack 2019-05-28 05:30:40Hackers are demanding 13 Bitcoin from Baltimore.

One year with the GDPR – what has 2019-05-28 05:30:36It's been one year since the GDPR. Any news?

Quick guide to choosing a Java CMS 2019-05-28 05:00:13Since there are so many Java CMS products out there how do you choose the right one?

The rise of banking as a service (BaaS): 2019-05-28 04:30:23Banking as a Service (BaaS) integral to future-proofing banks.

TechRadar: Internet news

iOS 13 release date, beta, features and leaks 2019-05-28 11:39:08iOS 13 is due to launch early next week in beta form, and before Apple gives us a first look, we have compiled all of the top rumors.

The best cheap TV sales and 4K TV 2019-05-28 11:36:12We've searched through the latest TV sales to compare prices and bring you the finest selection of cheap TV deals.

Huawei says its Android OS replacement launch date 2019-05-28 11:33:46Huawei's OS, known internally as HongMeng, will not be rolled out next month, as previously stated.

The best cheap 4K TV deals and sale 2019-05-28 11:28:52We've scoured the net to compare prices and bring you the finest selection of cheap US TV deals.

Apex Legends: latest update news, characters, tips and 2019-05-28 11:19:56Apex Legends is the latest title to try and steal the battle royale crown from Fortnite.

Investment Week website suffers data leak 2019-05-28 11:18:12330,000 Investment Week readers have personal details leaked

Best Windows hosting services of 2019 2019-05-28 11:14:28Linux servers just don't hit the spot? We've got some quality Windows alternatives.

New Nintendo Switch: everything we want to see 2019-05-28 11:11:52Two years in to the Nintendo Switch lifecycle, we look at rumors of a 2019 hardware upgrade and what we want to see from the next Switch console.

Amazon Prime Day 2019 US: everything you need 2019-05-28 11:07:35Amazon Prime Day was bigger than ever this year. What does it mean for Black Friday and 2019?

Xbox Two: what we want to see out 2019-05-28 11:00:00When will we see the next generation of Xbox?

Leica Q2: 10 things we've learnt from our 2019-05-28 10:47:46It's one of the priciest compacts around, but there's a lot more going on here than the minimal styling suggests.

Best free iPad apps 2019: the top titles 2019-05-28 10:40:24We've dug out some real gems for your Apple tablet - iPad apps so good you won't believe they're free.


Disclaimer and Notice:WorldProNews.com is not responsible of these news or any information published on this website.