For Google, It’s Data Center Time

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Internet giant Google is looking to expand its storage via data center construction in three select locations in Asia, according to a recent report by AFP.

Commenting on the matter, Google Asia-Pacific policy communications manager Taj Meadows told AFP, “The number of users and the amount of Internet use in Asia is growing faster than anywhere else in the world.”

Sites expected to see data center construction include Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan and the price could run over $200 million dollars.

Currently, the internet giant has six data centers in the U.S. and two overseas in Finland and Belgium. In May, Google provided an exclusive look at its Hamina, Finland facility, which interestingly enough uses cooling provided by the Baltic Sea.

Meanwhile, Google is feeling some heat at home in the United States. Last week, company CEO Eric Schmidt testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary committee regarding antitrust concerns.

AFP noted that competition by Chinese search engine Baidu in the Asian market has challenged Google’s dominance. For more information on the matter, visit: