Google is building a $600 million data center in Mesa, Arizona, the latest infrastructure project to help support the company’s efforts in artificial intelligence and cloud business computing.
According to the company, the new data center will help power things like Google Search, Gmail, Maps, Google Cloud, and other products and services.
“Google’s investment in Arizona will be critical for the Mesa community and our state’s economy,” Governor Katie Hobbs said. “Arizona continues to attract global technology leaders due to our skilled workforce, dynamic economy, and focus on innovation. We are proud to welcome Google to Arizona and look forward to the many opportunities this partnership will bring.”
Mesa will be the first city in Arizona to have Google Fiber.
As the tech world continues to expand rapidly, Google is adding a Google Cloud region to Phoenix to bring cloud technologies closer to local customers. Those efforts will help deliver digital services faster and more reliably to residents and businesses in the area.
“We are proud to put down roots in Arizona with both the data center in Mesa and the Phoenix cloud region,” said Joe Kava, VP of Data Centers at Google. “Not only do data centers help keep digital services up and running for people and businesses, they are economic anchors in the communities where we operate. We are appreciative of the continued partnership with the local leadership across the state.”
The new data center will reportedly use innovative technology to limit water usage, according to Google. “This strategy prioritizes minimizing net climate impact and using natural resources responsibly, both today and in the future,” a statement via press release said. “In line with this approach, the Mesa data center will make use of air-cooled technology.”
The company noted that last year, $11.4 billion in economic activity was generated for tens of thousands of Arizona businesses.
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