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Google to expand its Finland-based datacenter, looking to spend another $184 million

Google to spend $184 million expanding their Hamina Datacenter

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Aug 6, 2012 1:33 am

The demand for online access to video and data has prompted Google to announce they'll be spending another $184 million in an expansion project for the company's Hamina Datacenter. The Finland-based datacenter is best known for an innovative cooling system that uses seawater from the Bay of Finland in order to reduce cooling costs.

 

 

The announcement of the expansion is the first datacenter growth for the search engine and mobile OS giant since they unveiled plans to build large Asian datacenters in Singapore and Hong Kong. The announcement roughly doubles the Google datacenter investment for the facility, where after spending 40 million euros on the paper mill, the company then spent another 160 million euros ($195 million) on building and equipping the datacenter. The original project took just over 18 months, which is the same ETA on the new expansion plans.

 

The plans look to be bringing back Google's datacenter investment back to Europe, where we should see more of this in the future as more and more people move toward the cloud.

 

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