Building in Changhua County
Located about three hours down the coast from Taipei, in the shadow of some of the 100 meter wind turbines that dot the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, this facility will be our first to save energy through a nighttime cooling and thermal energy storage system.
Google is proud to call Taiwan home to one of our data centers.
In September 2011, we announced that we had acquired 15 hectares of land in Changhua County, Taiwan, with plans to build a data center. We’re now busy building, and we plan to start limited testing and bringing the facility online by the second half of 2013.
Building this data center in Taiwan is an exciting step for us. More new Internet users are coming online everyday here in Asia than anywhere else in the world. They are looking for information and entertainment, new business opportunities and better ways to connect with friends and family near and far. We’re building this data center to make sure that our users in Taiwan and across Asia can do just that, with the fastest and most reliable access possible to all of Google’s services.
We are also really excited about the facility itself, where our long-term investment will exceed USD 300 million. This data center will be the first in our fleet to save energy through a nighttime cooling and thermal energy storage system. And, like our other facilities in Asia, this will be one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly data centers in the region, built to the same high standard we use around the world. When fully operational, it will also provide jobs for around 25 full time Googlers along with a number of part- and full-time contractors in a variety of roles, from computer technicians and electrical and mechanical engineers to catering and security staff.
We hope that this site helps answer any questions you have about our Taiwan data center. We’re honored to have this opportunity to continue to grow with Taiwan and we look forward to getting to know our new neighbors.
Please check back here for updates as we work to bring this facility online.
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Why did Google choose Taiwan?
Taiwan is a leading high-tech hub, with a history of supporting innovation and foreign investment, and a location right in the heart of Asia. To power its high-tech industry and thriving Internet economy, Taiwan has invested in reliable infrastructure, innovative world-class talent and a stable and accommodating regulatory environment. As with all of our facilities around the world, we chose Taiwan following a thorough and rigorous site selection process, taking many technical and other considerations into account, including location, infrastructure, workforce, reasonable business regulations and cost.
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