Google & Microsoft investing in new datacenters
Post by websitegear on
Dec 22, 2006 8:16:58 PM CST
Google recently is considering expanding to the South Carolina coast for its new data center location. The location is the Goose Creek area in Berkley county, approximately 20 miles outside of Charleston. Google have not disclosed any information officially yet, however, many of the local newspapers in SC have reported some news items. 520 acres of land was purchased by a company named Maguro Enterprises for more than $17 million and the documents were notarized in Santa Clara county, CA, where Google headquarters is located.
The locations are close to water and electricity sources, which are required for a high tech data center location. The company name on the land was changed to Pyrite LLC, which has plans to invest more than $750 into that area to create more than 400 jobs with an average annual salary of $90,000. In turn the county has offered tax incentives.
This news follows the Google NASA deal announced last week and includes the 1 million square foot campus within NASA's Ames Research Park campus. The NASA Google deal will lead to sharing of more information related to space, and virtual experience of space flights to the surface of the moon [Read More].
In an unrelated news item, it was mentioned in June that Microsoft has been planning for a new data center in San Antonio and Austin, Texas. The projects estimated cost of $600 million has been increased to $980 million due to rise of electricity and cooling costs [Read More].