Two shiny new Google data centers are now chugging away in Singapore and Taiwan — but not, as reported, in Hong Kong. Google touted the Taiwan site, located three hours from Taipei in Changhua County, as a model of energy efficiency, using a nighttime cooling and thermal energy storage system.
Google said space constraints and expense caused it to call off a Hong Kong site, plans for which were announced two years ago. However, some wonder if maybe it couldn’t wring concessions out of the government or if concerns about proximity to China were an issue.
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