Google builds data center in Taiwan

Published April 3, 2012 6:45AM (EDT)

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Google Inc. is building a data center in Taiwan — its third in Asia after Hong Kong and Singapore — to meet the rapidly growing online demand across the region.

Google said Tuesday the three Asian data centers will provide users with faster, more reliable access to a variety of its products.

Google's Asian-Pacific President Daniel Alegre said the total $700 million infrastructure investment was meant to help the company meet the great potential of Internet use in Asia.

Data centers are secure facilities packed with thousands of computers that store and serve vast amounts of information.

By Salon Staff

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