Asia Express - Computing
Taiwan to Become the Largest Cloud Computing Hub in Asia-Pacific on Google's Investment
December 04, 2013

Google plans to increase its investment in cloud datacenters in Taiwan from US$300 million to US$400 million, with a site expansion plan (Phase III) to reach around 20 hectares, as reported by Taiwan's Economic Daily News on December 4. The expansion plan will put Taiwan at the first place in Asia-Pacific in terms of cloud datacenter scale, outrunning Hong Kong and Singapore. Google's Phase I construction has been completed and will be launched by end-2013. Phase II will be ready in the second quarter of 2014 while Phase III will begin operation in the fourth quarter. As Google's Taiwan datacenters feature energy-saving technologies, such as nighttime cooling and heat storage systems, they consume 50% less energy compared with traditional ones, making them the most efficient and power-saving datacenters in Asia-Pacific.