Google Expands into Latin America With New Data Center in Chile


Google is expanding its infrastructure into South America. Today the search giant announced plans to build a $150 million data center in Quilicura, Chile. The facility will be Google’s first data center in Latin America, and continues the international expansion of the network powering Google’s growing empire of online products. Read More

Google Investing $2.5 Billion A Year in Data Centers


Google invested $774 million in its Internet infrastructure in the second quarter of 2012, an increase from $607 million in the previous quarter. Over the last four quarters, Google has invested nearly $2.5 billion in servers and server farms, illustrating the strategic importance of data centers in Google’s business. Read More

Google Security: No Sharks, But a One-Eyed Dog

Google has a security mascot at its Oklahoma data center. Miss G is a one-eyed dog that was adopted by the Google data center team after they found the injured canine on the data center property. “Miss G is our secret weapon,” says site manager Mike Wooten. Read More

Google Confirms $300 Million Iowa Expansion

Google has confirmed that it will invest $300 million in expanding its data center operations in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Coming four years after the opening of the company’s first facility in Iowa, the expansion will bring Google’s investment in Council Bluffs to more than $900 million. Read More

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