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Google to construct third data centre in SG bringing investment to US$850m

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Google will be launching its third data centre in Singapore, aiming to support the growing number of Internet users in Southeast Asia, and the new and existing customers of Google’s Cloud Platform, including companies such as Singapore Airlines, MyRepublic, Ninjavan and Wego.The expansion will bring Google’s total long-term investment in its data centres in Singapore to US$850 million. The first data centre in Singapore was constructed in 2011, with the second finished in 2015. In addition, Google opened its first Southeast Asian  Google Cloud Platform region in Singapore last year.Located in Jurong West, the new data centre will feature machine-learning technology to reduce energy use, and use recycled water to divert 100 percent of the data center’s waste away from landfill.Rick Harshman, managing director, Google Cloud Asia Pacific & Japan said, “Over the last two years, Google Cloud has expanded its footprint in Asia, and this growth has helped power what we recently announced at Alphabet earnings: Google Cloud making over US$1 billion in revenue per quarter globally. In the last year alone, we’ve expanded our Cloud infrastructure in Asia.  This includes opening Southeast Asia's first Cloud Platform Region in Singapore and launching our third Cloud Platform Zone to provide companies in the region with greater reliability and faster access to our products and services. With our third data centre in Singapore, we hope to build on this momentum to help more businesses benefit from our cloud services.”Read more: Google parent Alphabet hits record high with surprise rise in ad sales 

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