Google to invest $390 million on Belgian data center upgrade

The search engine giant plans a hefty investment in its data center in Belgium

Published Date
10 - Apr - 2013
| Last Updated
10 - Apr - 2013
 
Google to invest $390 million on Belgian data center upgrade

Search giant Google says it has plans to invest 300 million euros to expand its continental European data center.

Google on Wednesday said that it will upgrade its data center facility in Belgium (at St. Ghislian, southwest of Brussels), in order to meet the growing demand for its online services.

According to Google, the centre currently has a strength of 120 employees and is one of the most energy efficient facilities of its kind.

Elio Di Rupo, Belgian Prime Minister, said “Google’s significant investment shows that Belgium is a key business destination, including for new technologies. Although we’re going through difficult economic times, we keep attracting major investments from international companies.”

The Mountain View, California based Google operates other data centers catering for the European market in Ireland and Finland.

Source: WSJ Blog