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Google splashes €1bn on German cloud services

Google splashes €1bn on German cloud services

Google is investing €1bn in Germany to expand its data centre infrastructure and to further green its energy supply.

The search advertising and cloud services firm is expanding its cloud region in the Frankfurt area with a new facility in Hanau and is launching a new cloud region in the Berlin-Brandenburg area.

The Hanau data centre will be operational in 2022 and will measure 107,000 sq ft. The Hanau site is located 20 km from the country's main DE-CIX internet hub in Frankfurt.

The new Berlin-Brandenburg cloud region will be Google’s second in Germany and will have three zones to deliver redundancy into the Google business services provided. Deutsche Bank is among Google customers supporting the venture.

Google currently operates 27 cloud regions around the world.

In addition, Google has selected Engie Deutschland as its carbon-free energy supplier in Germany.

Engie will feed over 140MW of solar and wind energy into the German grid in the coming years. It will ensure that from 2022, around 80% of the energy supplied to Google’s infrastructure will come from CO2-free sources.