Google’s Taiwan Data Center will be First to Use Thermal Storage

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Google is currently underway on construction of a huge data center in Changhua County, Taiwan. The facility itself is part of a previously announced initiative by the tech company in September with other data centers planned in Hong Kong and Singapore.

However, unlike currently operating Google locations including Finland, the U.S. and Belgium, the new facility will be the first of its kind to rely on a “nighttime cooling and thermal energy storage system.”

“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,” commented the company via its data center site.

Google continued, “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.”

Data center efficiency has long been a main focus of a number of facility operators focused on reducing costs and cutting down on power consumption. The company’s overall investment in Taiwan will eventually top 300 million dollars. Google expects to begin bringing the site online by the latter half of next year. For more information on the matter, visit Google’s data center site here (