Google to shell out $207M for Dublin data center expansion

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Apr 29, 2014 06:52 AM EDT

Google has finally secured municipal approval for the expansion of its Dublin data center, according to local media reports cited by VentureBeat. The approval comes after the search giant announced its expansion plans in Singapore and Taiwan, the report said.

The company said in a web page describing the facility: "We've always said we're here for the long-term - and our data center further confirms this commitment."

Google will shell out a total of $207.7 million (€150 million) for the new two-storey structure which will span 30,361 square meters. The company had previously spent €75 million for the existing structure. The original data center in Dublin started operating in September 2012. The American search firm is currently working on generating more revenue through its public cloud services rather than its advertising business, the report detailed.

Other cloud service providers are also adding their own data centers to gain traction in the competitive industry. These companies include IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services, VentureBeat added.

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