Google's new Singapore data center will be its second in the region, which will expand its overall investment to $500 million. The center will be built next to the current Google data center, and will be a multi-level complex like the first one.
One of the goals Google has for its new facility is for it to be very eco-friendly, and to provide jobs for a small team of full-time staff. Contractors will also be used for certain elements that may not need a dedicated, long-term staff member.
"It will be one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly sites in Asia, using 100 percent recycled water for its critical operations (i.e. just about everything other than drinking water)," wrote Google's vice president of data centers, Joe Kava.
Google's first site in Singapore was announced in 2011 and launched in 2013. It was the first multi-level, urban data center to be completed by Google . This second facility is expected to open in mid-2017, although it is still in the design phase.
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