Google will build new data centers in Texas, Ohio, Nevada and Nebraska as part of a major expansion of its Internet infrastructure in 2019, the company said today.
Google is nearly synonymous with the term “Big Data”, often setting the pace for the data center industry. Their position creates unique challenges for them as they continue to be a pioneer in the field. Google has made headlines both in physical improvements, such as running greener facilities, as well as software improvements, including advanced network optimization algorithms.
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In 2017, Google worked to prepare for rapid growth in data storage & traffic, offering cloud customers a faster network, while amassing land for more data centers to support the gargantuan data storage requirements that lie ahead.
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The center of the country is proving to be the ideal place to add data center capacity. Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft are investing $11 billion in cloud campuses across Iowa, Ohio and Nebraska.