A new Google data center is being planned for Tennessee as the company has purchased a piece of property in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area. The property, formerly owned by Hemlock Semiconductor, was purchased and Google plans a $600 million dollar facility employing approximately 70 people. Google is one of the largest (if not the largest) companies collecting and disbursing data on the Internet. Data centers are essential for their operation and the more they have the faster information can flow from place to place. While 70 jobs doesn’t seem like a lot, Google is generally looked at as a solid employer with good pay and benefits.
“We welcome Google to Tennessee and look forward to building a strong partnership with the company in the years to come”.
Joe Kava, Google vice president for data center operations, told The Leaf-Chronicle in a phone interview this week the Clarksville location will be “one of the world’s most efficient and most technically advanced data center campuses”.
“The Internet is greatly expanding”, Kava said, “and data centers are really the engines of the Internet”.
It can sometimes take years to design and begin to operate a data center.
Google has set out plans to build a new data centre in the U.S. state of Tennessee, a data centre that will be Google’s 15th globally, and its eighth data centre in the US. “If you’re in an area extremely hot or extremely cold, it will be reflected in your utility costs”, Murray said.
Google plans on running the entire 1300 acre site with renewable energy, no word on when the facility is planned to be completed. What do you think of a new Google data center in Tennessee? Do you live in this area? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.