Google to Build Giant Dutch Data Center
The 120-megawatt facility is set for construction in Eemshaven, the landing point of a transatlantic cable linking Europe with the U.S.By Matthew Broersma Google is to spend 600m euros (£471m) over the next four years to build an enormous data center in the Netherlands for its European business. The search engine already uses a 20-megawatt data center near Eemshaven, 133 miles northwest of Amsterdam, which is the landfall point for a high-speed transatlantic fiber-optic cable linking the U.S. and Europe. 120 megawatts
The new site, set to begin operations in 2017, will be a 120-megawatt facility employing about 150 permanent staff, Google said at an event in Eemshaven on Tuesday.