Google: No Plans Yet for Blythewood, SC Site

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It’s now been more than a year since Google announced any new data centers. That’s a big change from 2007, when the search giant unveiled four new data centers in six months, announcing $600 million projects in North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Iowa.

There have been rumors that Google was planning data centers in Greenburg, Kansas (not true, the company says), Denver, Colorado and Lithuania, and Google has reportedly been scouting sites in several Asian countries. Rumors fly, but we’ve seen no announcements.

How about Blythewood, South Carolina, where Google has already bought 466 acres of land and filed site plans for a potential future data center? “We have no development plans for the Blythewood site to announce at this time,” said a Google spokesperson. “However, we regularly review our resources and customer needs, and will keep the community informed if and when new plans develop.”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large 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.