Google opens data centers in Taiwan & Singapore
Google said its data centers in Taiwan and Singapore have gone online to cater to the growing number of Internet users in Asian countries like India and China.
The Internet giant said in 2011 that it planned its first Asian data centers in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, but has since reportedly backed out of the Hong Kong center citing the inability to scale its operations there.
While the Taiwan data center is on 15 hectares of land, the Singapore data center in Jurong West is built on a smaller area of close to 2.5 hectares. It is designed as Google's first urban, multi-story data center, and is in the neighborhood of a local primary school and publicly-run housing.