Google Invests $750 Million in a New Data Center

Google is unveiling a new $750 million data center in Nebraska, on the way to fulfilling its promise of spending $9.5 billion on new Google data centers and offices in 2022.

The massive new Google campus in Omaha will consist of four buildings totaling more than 1.4 million square feet as the demand for Google Cloud services and infrastructure rises. In Google Cloud’s recent fourth quarter, the company reported sales growth of 45 percent year over year to $5.5 billion.

The new Google data center in Nebraska is part of the Mountain View, Calif.-based search and cloud giant’s plan to invest a total of $9.5 billion in data centers and U.S.-based offices by the end of 2022.

Google is one of the largest spenders on building new data centers across the globe, according to Synergy Research Group, investing billions each year on constructing and equipping hyperscale data centers to meet its growing cloud customer demands.

Google, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft have the broadest data center footprints in the world, with each hosting at least 60 or more data center locations.

Data centers are the “vital anchors” to customers and local communities, said Google CEO Sundar Pichai in a blog post this month.

“Our investments in data centers will continue to power the digital tools and services that help people and businesses thrive,” said Pichai.

In addition to the new data center in Nebraska, Google plans to spend billions this year on data centers in Georgia, Iowa, Oklahoma, Nevada, Tennessee, Virginia and Texas.

“In the U.S. over the past five years, we’ve invested more than $37 billion in our offices and data centers in 26 states, creating over 40,000 full-time jobs. That’s in addition to the more than $40 billion in research and development we invested in the U.S. in 2020 and 2021,” said Pichai.

Data centers enable Google Cloud services and infrastructure, including its flagship Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offering.

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