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!