Google Confirms $600M Oklahoma Project

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Google today confirmed plans to build a large Internet data center at the Mid-America Industrial Park in Pryor, Oklahoma. The $600 million data center will eventually employ 200 people, Google director of operations Lloyd Taylor said at a press conference this morning. Google will convert an existing warehouse on an 800-acre tract of land the company purchased at the park. The data center will open in the summer of 2008, with a second new building to be added later.

The announcement was widely expected after Google acknowledged that it had purchased the land in Pryor for consideration as a data center. The Oklahoma project continues a major building boom for Google, which earlier this year and announced $600 milion data center projects in Lenoir, North Carolina and Goose Creek, South Carolina and is reported to be considering a data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

2 Comments

  1. Pete

    Does anyone know when Google will actually begin hiring for the Oklahoma data center? Am I better off sending a resume to Google now (and risk it 'falling through the cracks') or waiting until they're actually breaking ground (and risk being "too late" for the first round draft! ;-)). Right now on Google there is NO Oklahoma location listed in their job section. Ideas? Maybe meet you there!?! :-) OK desperately needs more IT gigs like this. No more call centers, please!! Thanks for reading!

  2. John Burge

    My question is basically the same as Pete's. I am new to the industry and agree with him on the call center thing. I am from Eastern Oklahoma and moved to OKC for work while I was a Painting Contrator. In the midst, I changed careers. I would love an oppurtunity to move back to country and work for Google.