Google to Build European Datacenter in Belgium
Google announced today [27 April 2007] that it will invest 250 million euros in a new data center in Baudour near Mons in Belgium. The datacenter will have a surface of 85 hectares (0.85 square kilometers) and is close to a channel, which is convenient for cooling purposes. Fiber is already present in the neighbourhood.
Google's Peter Fleischer is saying that the new datacenter will bring Google a few milliseconds closer to European users.