Data Centers

Google looking to build world's biggest server farm in Asia

According to some reports, Google is interested in setting up the "world's largest data center" in Malaysia.

According to some reports, Google is interested in setting up the "world's largest data center" in Malaysia. The Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told journalists at the World Economic Forum in Davos that, "They want to make their presence felt in Malaysia. It will be a big boost for our ICT (information and communications technology) industry."

However, The Register is skeptical of the perceived benefits:

Uh, well sort of. Malaysia can expect to see upwards of $600m in hardware, software and construction services roll into town, which is nice. After that, though, Google usually employs only 200 workers at its largest data centers. Double that total for the "world's biggest" ad serving sweatshop, and you're looking at 400 workers getting paid to plug things in and mop the floor.

Earlier reports here said that Google was considering a few countries -- such as Malaysia, India, or Vietnam -- to establish its new base.

Just how tangible are the benefits of having Google set up shop in the neighborhood?

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

3 comments
kkrishna1044
kkrishna1044

ya, it will really helpfull for malaysia and other country's that are struggling in IT field. it's appreaciable.

paulmah
paulmah

Just how tangible are the benefits of having Google setup shop in the neighborhood?

clgan333
clgan333

The advanced neigbourhood can provide addon service and sell back at higher price which like the water processing supplied by Johor, Malaysia

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