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Google Has Built a London Data Center For Cloud Computing

     
4:05 pm on Jul 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Interestingly, the BBC says that Google has established a data center in London for cloud computing services. Clearly, a growing sector for many years now.
But in announcing the London centre, it also disclosed plans to open facilities in Finland, the Netherlands and Frankfurt.

"GCP [Google Cloud Platform] customers throughout the British Isles and Western Europe will see significant reductions in latency when they run their workloads in the London region," said product manager Dave Stiver, referring to processing delays caused by the distances data has to travel. Google Has Built a London Data Center For Cloud Computing [bbc.co.uk]
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ok, so why London? why not a smaller city or a rural location?

is it because that's where the big pipe internet connections are?
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Demand - more companies needing faster cloud services.
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Maybe, a large investment, to belay any further govt. squark about the size of tax payments........ just sayin'.....
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I agree with keyplur. This is the main factor. Plus for the moment there are many Cloud Consulting <snip> companies around that area, so they want to get faster access to the clouds and they are already ready to pay Google...

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ok, so why London? why not a smaller city or a rural location?

May be for the same reason that more people are living in big cities like London, than small towns ...
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I figured a datacenter to be low-manpower after it was built.