The world’s top search giant, Google has announced their plan to build a data center in the municipality of Quilicura, near Santiago, Chile.
“We estimate that our long-term investment in this data center will reach $150 million USD and will be one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly in Latin America, built to the same high standards we use around the world,” Google said.
The search giant said that the new data center would employ about 20 people in a variety of full-time and contractor roles, including computer technicians, engineers and catering and security staff.
There are 12-Goolge data centers around the world(including Chile), some are already operational or Google plans to build. Google Data Centers such as the one in United States, Finland and Belgium are already operational while the ones in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan will only be operational next year.
The center in Chile is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.