Google To Build Data Centers in Scandinavia

by Klaus on March 9, 2010

in Tech News

Sometime this summer, Google will open up a brand new data center in the old paper factory in Hamina, Finland. Google is also considering opening up data centers in Sweden.

The Finnish data center will employ 50 people and will contain “thousands” of servers. More information than that, is not available at this time. It’s no secret though, that Google paid around 50 million dollars for the old paper factory buildings, also known as Summa.

Google is generally looking to open data centers in countries with a rather cold environment, stable power supply, good infrastructure and fast Internet connections. Despite that, Google is not interesting in placing data centers on Iceland or Greenland at the moment, where “green energy” is cheap.

What might Google be up to now? Just expansion and faster connections for European users, or do they have something new and shiny underway? Leave a comment below!

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chandan March 10, 2010 at 07:09

Thank you Klaus, so how many such data center google have?

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Klaus @ TechPatio March 10, 2010 at 22:59

I have no idea Chandan 🙂 I don’t think anyone knows for sure, since Google is often secretive about their data centers.
.-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Google’s Phone, Nexus One, Doesn’t Sell As Expected =-.

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r4 ds games March 10, 2010 at 07:58

Its good to know that Google will open up a new data center.You have given good enough information about Google data center.Its interesting to read about it as I did not know about this information of Google.

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Klaus @ TechPatio March 10, 2010 at 23:00

You’re gonna have to try harder than that, if you want a link on my do follow blog 🙂
.-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Google’s Phone, Nexus One, Doesn’t Sell As Expected =-.

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Pubudu Kodikara March 11, 2010 at 11:49

Now Google is a fast growing boy! i think he need more space! 😀
.-= Pubudu Kodikara´s last blog ..Twitter have Finally Added Some Security to its Links =-.

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Software Company March 11, 2010 at 11:57

Wow man! So now even the vikings will be Googlers! I kinda like that idea. =)

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