Google’s Chief Executive Officer, Sundar Pichai announced the tech giant’s plans to open its first data center in Japan by 2023.
In a blog post, Mr. Pichai said that the new facility at Japan’s Inzai City will be Google’s third data center in Asia. Though Google has its cloud region in Tokyo and Osaka run by Equinix, this will be the first time they will be having their data center in Japan.
Pichai said, “We’ll be opening our first data center in Japan in Inzai City, Chiba. This will give people in Japan faster, more reliable access to our tools and services, support economic activity and jobs, and connect Japan to the rest of the global digital economy.”
Google will be investing $730 million dollars into Japan’s infrastructure and the Chiba data center is part of the investment. Also incorporates, the Topaz subsea cable connecting Japan and the West Coast of Canada scheduled to open in 2023.
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