Singapore has long been known as the south-east Asian center for network expansion, due to its booming data center industry. The technology giant Google has revealed plans to expand their network in the region by building a 3rd data center in Jurong West, thereby increasing their long-term investment in Singapore’s data centers to $850 million.
Google’s first data center was built in Singapore in 2011, followed by the second in 2015, while the 3rd building is expected to be ready by 2020. “In the three years since our last update, more than 70 million people in Southeast Asia have gotten online for the first time, bringing the region’s total to more than 330 million–that’s more than the population of the United States,” commented the vice president of Data Centers at Google, Joe Kava.
The newest facility will be built nearby the previous two, and will continue Google’s environmentally friendly approach by including machine learning to reduce energy use, and also implementing recycled water systems.
While the company has not yet revealed the exact number of employees they will be looking to add to their Singapore team, Google’s career portal already offers positions for a Data Center Facilities Mechanical Engineer, a Regional Director for Data Center Construction and Delivery, a Data Center Facilities Electrical Engineer, a Technical Program Manager for Data Center Construction, a Program Manager for Data Center Construction, a Data Center Technician and a Program Manager for Data Center Design.