Georgia Data Center Expansion Announced By Google

Google announced June 2 that the new expansion to its Georgia data center will cost around $300 million. The facility is located in Lithia Springs, Georgia, which is about 18 miles outside of Atlanta. Construction on the facility is expected to begin this summer and be finished by 2016.

The expansion will add around 200,000 square feet of raised floor server space to a facility that is already currently at 500,000 square feet. It will also add around 25 jobs.

"This expansion will allow us to continue to provide fast and reliable service to millions of people around the clock," said Google data center operations manager Jason Wellman.

This isn't Google's only recent activity in the Atlanta area. In April, the company signed a lease for the Fairburn Logistics Center in the Atlanta metro area, which is a 1.2 million square foot facility that will allow Google to run a data center repair hub for Google Fiber. The building is currently under construction but is expected to open in the third quarter of 2015.

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