(The Hosting News) – Google’s Hong Kong data center will come with a price tag of $300 million dollars, the tech giant recently revealed.
The price revelation follows a previous September announcement that the company would construct three data center facilities in Asia.
Aside from Hong Kong, the other locations include Taiwan and Singapore
The company says that the data center will provide better access to Google services for those in the area. Meanwhile, by the first part of 2013, Google expects to “start bringing the facility online.”
Discussing the Hong Kong data center on their site, Google stated, “Building this data center in Hong Kong is an exciting step for us.”
“More new Internet users are coming online every day 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,” the statement went on to say.
The news also means jobs. Aside from contractors, the facility is expected to employ about 25 full time workers.
The data center is being constructed in Hong Kong’s Kowloon area and the company says it will be “environmentally friendly.”
Currently, the tech giant has eight other data center locations, including six in the United States and two in Europe. For more information on the matter, visit Google here (Google.com).