Google will generate an extra investment of about 3 billion euros over the next two years to enlarge its European data centers, said by CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai. The investment plan contains an additional investment of around 600 million euros investment in the Hamina data center of Finland which brings total investment in the site to nearly 2 billion euros, said by the Prime minister of Finland Antti Rinne. This fantastic news for our country, Mr. Rinne said.
The world’s greatest tech giant already has one data center in Hamina, where it estimated about 800 million euros to revert an old paper mill. In May, it’s stated that Google will invest 600 million euros in a brand new data center on the same site.
Google bought the site from the paper industry Stora Enso in the year 2009. The data center location is almost close to the Russian border and it also uses seawater from the Gulf of Finland to minimize energy used in cooling.
Google’s other European data centers are situated in Belgium, Netherlands, and Ireland. Data centers are significant ingredients of cloud computing, where things such as processing and data storage are made accessible over the internet without a local hard drive. They specifically use a large amount of energy, but Google’s CEO, Mr. Pichai said the firm was committed to reducing its environmental impact.
Sundar Pichai said that half of the 1,600 megawatts of fresh energy Google bought in the latest agreement would be devoted to Europe with the release of 10 renewable energy projects. Google will develop about one billion euros that worth of new infrastructure in the European territory, Mr. Pichai said in a recent press conference.
Cloud is the biggest battleground for some of the largest technology companies in the world, including Amazon and Microsoft, and Google has been amazingly growing momentum in this field.