Google is building a third data-center in Singapore in response to continued internet growth in Asia.
It’s been three years since it built a data center in the region, and during that time the company estimates that something in the region of 70 million people Asia have come online for the first time. That takes the region to over 330 million internet users.
More are coming, and they need more resources from google to provide connectivity to the region, hence the data-center.
The local data centers just Asia though. Asian data centers can handle other traffic as needed, but adding more local capacity does help Google services, and companies that run their business on Google’s cloud, run faster.
So not only is it good for local users in the region, but it’s important for Google’s business as well even though data-center construction is expensive.
Russell, J. (2018, August 01). Google adds new Singapore data center as Southeast Asia reaches 330M internet users. Retrieved August 9, 2018, from https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/01/google-adds-new-singapore-data-center/