Google: No Plans Yet for Second S.C. Site

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This week Google invited reporters to tour the office area of its new data center in Goose Creek, South Carolina, following up on a similar open house at its facility in Lenoir, North Carolina. The Charleston Post and Courier notes that several employees bring their dogs to the office and hold ping-pong tournaments. “We work really hard, but we play hard too,” said Bill League, data center facilities manager.

While the event focused on community relations, there was one nugget of information: Google told the paper it has no current development plans for its 466-acre site in Blythewood, South Carolina. “We regularly review our resources and customer needs, and will keep the community informed if and when new plans develop,” Google said in a statement. “We expect to continue working with local officials on infrastructure and other aspects of the land acquisition.”

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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.

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  1. Mr. Rogers

    My pappy always said don't put all your eggs in one basket cause the google gravy train could come to a halt leaving you and your company high and dry holding that 09 will pull you out of the hole with a black ink job. Don't be an AS