Google opens data centres in Singapore and Taiwan
Eyeing the rapidly growing Internet user base in Asia, especially India and China, technology giant Google opened its first data centres…
New Delhi: Eyeing the rapidly growing Internet user base in Asia, especially India and China, technology giant Google opened its first data centres in Singapore and Taiwan.
According to China Internet Network Information Centre, the country has a whopping over 591 million internet users, while in India it is about 205 million.
“Two years after we announced our plans to keep up with Asia’s Internet growth with our first data centres in the region, our facilities in Taiwan and Singapore are now up and running,” the US-based firm said in a blogpost.
The number of Internet users in India doubled, from 100 million to 200 million, Goolgle said, adding that it took six years to achieve that milestone in the US.
Between July and September of this year alone, more than 60 million people in Asia landed on the mobile Internet for the first time, Google said.
That’s almost twice of Canada’s population or thrice Australia’s. And this growth probably will not slow for some time, since majority of people who are yet to come online also happen to live in Asia, it added.
“While we’ve been busy building, the growth in Asia’s Internet has been amazing. Our facilities in Taiwan and Singapore are online and serving these users in Asia and around the world with faster, more reliable access to our tools and services,” Google VP Data Centre Joe Kava said.
On the data centre in Taiwan, Google said: “The larger of our two new Asian data centres, our long-term (and expanded) investment will reach USD 600 million.”