Google’s Newest Approach to China? More Data Centers.
Google’s new approach to China has done little to reduce the company’s need for infrastructure there. The company said Thursday that it will spend $300 million to build a data center in Hong Kong, its first company-built data center in the Asia-Pacific. The facility is to be built in Kowloon, where Google bought 2.7 hectares of land this past September. Google expects to bring it online by early 2013, political challenges in the region be damned.